49 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT WNY
Fancy yourself a WNY expert? That you may be, but you’re sure to find some surprises this month, as we look at some hidden parks, ponder forgotten mysteries, meet fascinating under-the-radar locals, and take a bow for some of the international innovations that began right here. From our cover star, the great kazoo, to jigsaw puzzles and Kraftwerks, you’re bound to come away enlightened.
By Larry Brooks, Mark Ciemcioch, Sally Cunningham, Ron Ehmke, Jana Eisenberg, Danielle Forsyth, Kevin Fryling, Donna Hoke Kahwaty, Lisa Kane, Elizabeth Licata, Ronald S. Montesano, Barry A. Muskat, Nancy J. Parisi, Charlie Riley, Maria Scrivani, and Jennifer Wettlaufer.


Outside the Square’s impressive environments
By Barry A. Muskat; photo by kc kratt
Greg Meadows: Robin Hood strikes again
By Jana Eisenberg; photo by kc kratt
The first Civil War volunteer: Batavia passes muster
By Kevin Fryling


ON THE COVER
Maybe you knew all about Eden and kazoos, but we’re sure
we can surprise you with some of our strange but true WNY facts.
Cover design by Josh Flanigan.


THE 716 / CALENDAR
Architecture: Downtown gets a new icon
By Barry A. Muskat; photos by kc kratt
Media Watch
WNY’s churning urn of online news and comment:
good, bad, or just confusing?
By Christopher Schobert
The Hot 5: An opinionated to-do list
By Christopher Schobert
Spree Insider: The last days of disco? Hardly!
By Leah Rankin


ARTS
Visual Art: A Buffalo gallery hunt
By Bruce Adams
Visual Art: Impressionist masterpieces at Everson
By Elizabeth Licata
Theater: A month of innovation
By Darwin McPherson
Film: The wonderful horrors of TIFF09
By Christopher Schobert
Plus: Ron Ehmke on WNED’s juicy, relevant look at Elbert Hubbard.



LIVING
Style: Shoe boot season
By Catherine Berlin
Gadget Planet
By William C. Altreuter and Catherine Berlin
Health: Dental implant successes
By Donna Evans-Deyermond
Garden: Late-season planning for next year
By Sally Cunningham


FOOD
Reviews of the Mustard Seed Restaurant in Amish country, Mode Urban Bistro, and bargain dining at Gigi’s. Plus, our dining guide and November’s charity galas and events.
By Jessica Keltz, Terri Parsell Hilmey, and Alberto Rey.

Take One: In the Mode
By Jessica Keltz; photos by kc kratt


IN EVERY ISSUE
Editor’s letter, Deadlines
Dining guide
Shopping Spree
Cultural listings
Marketplace
Index of advertisers
Who was there

Bflo Days:
Defending sports apathy
By Ron Ehmke