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Russell detained after testing out invisible clothing

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War broke out on the Internet last week.  A 30-minute video produced by the Invisible Children foundation went viral, shooting from a few thousand views to nearly 100 million within days.  Facebook newsfeeds were cluttered with pleas to not only view the video, but to pass it along to friends and colleagues as well.  It shined a light on the…

Zadie Smith offers interesting perspectives on writing

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Wednesday evening the Buffalo literary crowd was charmed by British writer Zadie Smith, one of the four authors to visit Buffalo in this year’s Babel Literary series, which is in its fifth year. Smith, born to a Jamaican mother and British father, has published three novels: White Teeth (2000) The Autograph Man (2002) and On Beauty (2005). More…

Super Mario picks Bills

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Slow down, Buffalo. The Bills haven’t accomplished anything yet.

They did do something pretty big, signing the second biggest free agent (regards to Peyton Manning) available, but I’ve been hearing people say – whether serious or not – that the Bills can win the Super Bowl.

Just because Mario Williams is a Buffalo Bill doesn’t mean…

A taste for luxury

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To my surprise, and what I expect will be a surprise to many other Buffalo bargainistas, it turns out we are dishing out major dough for designer merchandise more than ever. The economic shortfall has not stopped consumers from splurging on those must-have designer items. Coming from my perspective as a busy senior in college with an unpaid…

Bravo for Shea’s upcoming season

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Photo by Jim Bush, via Shea's official website.

Buffalo is buzzing about Shea’s Performing Arts Center and its upcoming 25th year of Broadway musicals. A gold mine of stops for touring shows like The Addams Family this past October, which set a record in ticket sales for the production, and Les Misérables in February, selling out four weeks in advance, Shea’s is the place to be for…

Canisius denies Baron rumors

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Though multiple sources reported this morning that Jim Baron has been offered the head coaching position of Canisius’ men’s basketball team, the school says it absolutely has not made anyone an offer at this point.

Baron was fired after 11 seasons at Rhode Island University following a 7-24 record this year. He has Western New York ties,…

Q&A with men’s lacrosse freshman Tim Edwards

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Freshman Tim Edwards was a high school All-American at Jamesville-Dewitt High School in Syracuse before joining the Canisius men’s lacrosse program this season.

Griffin writer Brady Phelps sat down with the former Central New York Co-Player of the Year this week.

Brady Phelps: What was the driving factor that brought you to Canisius?


Art or tramp stamp?

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I’m not about to go all “Kat Von D” on everyone, but I think tattoos are awesome. Ask my grandma though and she’d curse a lot and say you’re white trash, defacing God’s gift. Oh well Grams, tattoos are not only gaining more attention, but society is much more accepting now. The stereotyped “rebels” are not the only ones sporting this radical…

The Griffin’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day, one of the best holiday’s of the year, is slowly encroaching.  Not from Buffalo and don’t know what to do?  The Griffin is here to help.  You are from Buffalo but have never participated in the St. Patty’s festivities?  Shame on you.  Here’s our simple guide to some events to attend, some traditional and not-so-traditional,…

The way only a child can

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I walked out of Tom Parrotta’s house on Tuesday while his son Mikey and his friend were shooting hoops in the driveway.

“Are they done interviewing him?” the friend asked.

“Almost. Just finishing up.”

Then the friend got curious and asked a question in the way only a child can, where he says one thing that means so much more on levels he can’t…

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