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Bruce Andriatch is the assistant managing editor/features at The Buffalo News.

For most of the history of cinema, two questions preceded every movie-going decision: What do I want to see? and where is the nearest theater? It was all so very 20th century. But it was a winning formula for Hollywood and the companies that owned the theaters. No more. Now the question many movie lovers ask is: With all the options available on my TV and computer…

With the possible exception of "Seagal vehicle," no two words foreshadow limited cinematic appeal more than "golf movie." It's not that producers don't keep trying, and thank God for that or "Caddyshack" would have remained a National Lampoon–inspired hallucination and not the film that launched a hundred catch phrases, which is nice. But the shanks are far more pl…

Since this show premiered in 2003, perhaps it would be better to call this "You Should Have Been Watching." But thanks to Netflix, a cult following, new episodes produced years after the series ended its network run and the promise of yet another sequel makes it more than worth the trip. Title: “Arrested Development” Year it began: 2003 Where it can be seen: N…

To hear Tracey Tong tell it, all she did was defend a fellow subway rider in New York City from the verbal assault of another passenger. Ellen DeGeneres saw it another way: She thinks Tong is a hero and brought her on her daytime talk show to show the viral cell-phone video of Tong standing up for another person and to celebrate her for what she did. https://twitter.…

This lecture event scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Daemen College has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date. David Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, had been scheduled to speak as part of the college's Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.    

UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties, Galarneau would he happy to take your questions at this Facebook post. We apologize for the glitch. Western New York is going through a restaurant boom unlike anything that has been seen here in generations, and Buffalo News Food Editor Andrew Z. Galarneau has had a front row seat. He is not shy about sharing the information he …

President Trump is a polarizing figure in a polarizing time. But he may be able to unify the country under a principle that is the bedrock of American male civilization: wearing things even though they have outlived their usefulness and/or doing bizarre, embarrassing things to make them look right. Even though I'm in the media and therefore am not to be believed, I prom…

There has been a late addition to the many dining options available for fans who are downtown to watch the NCAA Basketball Tournament: Lloyd Taco. One of Buffalo's favorite food trucks and restaurants will set up shop on the fifth floor of The Buffalo News from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Lloyd has periodically set up a catering operation in the News ca…

This is the month that people from around the country will do something they never planned – maybe never even considered: pay a visit to Buffalo, N.Y. Such are the vagaries of the NCAA Basketball Tournament selection process that one day all you know about Buffalo is that its football team lost a bunch of Super Bowls (true) and that it snows here non-stop from August …

I like to think of myself as a trusting person, who tends to err on the side of giving all people the benefit of the doubt. Unless you tell me that something is in Williamsville. Then I have a standard response: “No it isn’t.” It isn’t just places. I have met dozens of people who tried to tell me that they lived in Williamsville, only to be informed by me tha…

Aug. 23, 1938 – Feb. 10, 2017 Elaine M. Cambria of the Town of Tonawanda, who taught generations of students at St. John the Baptist Elementary School while raising six children of her own, died at home Feb. 10 of complications arising from ALS. She was 78. Born Elaine Trupia in Brooklyn, Mrs. Cambria was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School and St. Joseph’s …

Future is coming. The hip-hop artist whose has collaborated with artists included Drake and the Weeknd and has appeared on "Saturday Night Live," will bring his show to Darien Lake Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. May 24. The concert will feature Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black and Zoey Dollaz. Tickets go on sale at noon Feb. 17. Reserved tickets are $39.50 to $89.50;…

It doesn't have the built-in faux excitement of Groundhog Day. It doesn't quite generate the thrill of pitchers and catchers reporting. It doesn't match the lore of the swallows returning to Capistrano. But as a local sign of spring, you could do worse than the start of the annual RRRoll Up The Rim promotion at Tim Hortons, which starts today and runs through mid-April …

NONFICTION Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy that Will Prevail By Jonathan Chait Harper Collins 240 pages, $27.99 There may have been a time when you could read a political book about a polarizing figure that presented an argument so compelling about him as to be geometric and said, “Well that’s sure going to change some…

A pair of bands whose music still dominates classic rock radio will appear on the same Darien Lake stage this summer. Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will appear July 18 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the tour go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 9 on www.livenation.com. Chicago, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a band this year, was in…