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If you’ve left your house in the last couple years, you’ve probably heard everybody raving about Adult Swim’s new show, "Rick and Morty." It’s a sci-fi comedy cartoon created by and starring Justin Roiland about a mad scientist named Rick and his hilariously bizarre adventures with his grandson, Morty. "Rick and Morty" features all kinds of strange alien characters, land…

The clash of the drums made the audience roar with excitement when Mount St. Mary Academy hosted the 10th annual Mountstock Battle of the Bands on Oct. 7. Mountstock is an annual outdoor event that brings together teens from all over the area. At this fun-filled event, local high school bands perform and the audience votes for the winner. A few the bands that performed i…

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Few movies have been more highly anticipated by Buffalonians than Reginald Hudlin’s "Marshall," which was filmed in our city. For the most part, the film lives up to the hype. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown, "Marshall" follows the true story of Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first African-American Supreme Court justice, and…

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Last week, Theresa Payton, cybersecurity expert and former White House CIO, spoke at UB as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Payton, who was the first female CIO of cybersecurity at the White House, now has her own company for private cybersecurity. Payton attended Immaculata University for undergraduate school. She said she went into college thinking, "I have to…

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The USS Croaker, the USS The Sullivans, and the USS Little Rock are iconic pieces of Buffalo’s history, sitting quietly at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park at Canalside. Their doors are open to tourists by day, but by night, they take on a different life. Under the leadership of tour guides from the Buffalo-based paranormal investigation company Beyon…

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"Blade Runner 2049" is set 30 years after the influential and ground-breaking 1982 "Blade Runner," and aims to continue the original film’s story while further developing the fascinating, but bleak world of the future. "Blade Runner" told the story of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a police officer charged with hunting down and destroying any "Replicants" – robots that loo…

Yaa Gyasi writes about a "literal upstairs and downstairs." That’s how the author of "Homegoing," a work of historical fiction, put it during an Oct. 12 lecture at Niagara University. The success of "Homegoing" has already established Gyasi, who is 28, as a powerful and influential author. But as she presented to almost 200 people at Niagara, it was clear she possesses t…

Victor Wooten, one of the best electric bass players of all time, will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra this weekend and will perform a piece composed just for him. "Victor is a very unique artist," said BPO Resident Director Stefan Sanders. "There is no one who can do what he does on the electric bass. His reputation certainly precedes him. "I cannot wait to meet…

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On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, sending shock waves throughout the world. The president reiterated his "America First" policy, which protects our economy and the jobs of millions of American citizens. The goal of the Paris Climate Accord is to reduce carbon emissions in each nation in the hopes of decreasing global temp…

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Where do you see yourself living 20 years from now? If your first answer is someplace other than Western New York, you are not alone. Many adolescents feel that the career opportunities in the Buffalo Niagara region are very limited and not suitable to them, making this an unlikely place to start and build a fulfilling career. So, many young people believe that after col…

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October is here, which means it’s time for scary costumes, haunted houses and Halloween candy being sold everywhere you look. But for students at some area high schools, October brings on a new meaning. October is the month of the Great Pumpkin Farm’s Trebuchet Contest, a competition they’ve been preparing for since last school year. Clarence High School’s Engineering Cl…

It is becoming more and more common to hear that technology is taking over and replacing "old-school" ways – in one case, it might be replacing a library full of actual books. The Lancaster High School Media Center has to replace the majority of its book collection with newer, more-updated technology like Nooks and Kindles. Cesar Marchioli, the high school’s principal, h…

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"Can I buy something else?" "Should I buy something else?" "I’m going to buy something else." Last weekend at the "Supernatural" convention in Toronto, those three sentences were what I repeated to myself on a regular basis. I had two days packed full of autographs, photo ops (may of which were last-minute impulse buys), and panels. However, with some stressful and very…

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As someone who is indifferent to sports, I can assure anyone who does not expect to enjoy a two-hour film about tennis that Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ "Battle of the Sexes" is far more than your classic sports movie. Written by Simon Beaufoy and starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, "Battle of the Sexes" tells the empowering true story of tennis player Billie Jean…

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Starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, "The Mountain Between Us" tells the story of two people who would otherwise never know each other and their surprisingly romantic struggle for survival. The adventure begins with Kate Winslet, as Alex, failing to get a flight to her wedding, which is the next day. Idris Elba, as Ben, is having a similar problem. He is a neurosurgeon …