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Jim Corbran


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Passion, for some, comes in many different shades. Some are grays (I’ve heard there are at least 50 shades!), some are black and white; still others are primary, while others yet are more Pantone-like. But for certain types, like me, they have more colorful names: Rangoon Red, Tucson Yellow, Heritage Burgundy. If you were at the 1963 Buffalo Auto Show at the Masten …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Not everyone’s idea of a car collection is the same. Former late night talk show host Jay Leno seemingly wants one of everything. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is said to have one of largest private Porsche collections in the world. Then there’s Joseph Galvin, an avid Buffalo promoter and West Side real estate developer. A recent visit to his unassuming city garage (Seinfeld …

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Title: “Extras” Year it began: 2005  Where it can be seen: Netflix, DVD Who’s in it: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen Typical episode length: About 30 minutes (season 2 finale about 90 minutes).  Number of episodes to date: 13 Brief plot description: Andy Millman (Gervais) is a struggling actor who finds himself taking roles as an extra whil…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

I feel I should start this piece by mentioning my own (one-day’s worth) background in snowmobiling. It involved: Hitchhiking from Hamburg to Springville during a high school Christmas break; Being properly dressed for neither hitchhiking nor snowmobiling; Vowing to never do either again as long as I live. That said, after talking to a few avid local snowmobil…

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Title: “13 Reasons Why” Year it began: 2017 Where it can be seen: Netflix Who’s in it: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, David Druid, Amy Hargraves, Derek Luke Typical episode length: 49-61 minutes Number of episodes to date: 13 Brief plot description: Based on the…

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Title: “Death in Paradise” Year it began: 2011 Where it can be seen: Seasons 1-5 —Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunesSeries 6 on DVD Who’s in it: Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Don Warrington, Elizabeth Bourgine, Kris Marshall, Joséphine Jobert, Tobe Bakare Typical episode length: 52-59 minutes Number of episodes to date: 48 Brief plot d…

This time of year many of us look out in our driveway and sigh. The old family jalopy made it through another winter...but is it time to give it the old heave-ho? When is the best time to shop for a car? Spring? The middle of winter? Tuesday morning? It’s not quite so mysterious, said Joe Erbacher, general manager of Northtown Chrysler Jeep Dodge. “The best time to buy …