The Irish Classical Theatre of Buffalo and Raclettes restaurant team up to bring locals and visitors a spin on the old “dinner and a show”. The pair present discounted tickets for their feature show and combine them with brunch and all you can drink mimosas and Bloody Marys to offer a truly eventful Sunday.
Foundlings Press takes their guiding ethic from Canon 1115 of the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church, which closes with the provoking observation that “Foundlings are to be presumed legitimate until the contrary can be proved.”
The press, founded in 2017, also takes guidance from the noble dog. It seeks to find all worthy work in all places, remains loyal to its authors and artists, and maintains a sense of playfulness and spirit in its publications.
Black Fawn Exchange is a female-owned vintage clothing boutique that operates online and in pop-up events around the Buffalo Metropolitan Area. They specialize in finding authentic denim, flannel, and dresses from timeless brands..
Porch Watch is a collection of poetry by Ansie Baird.
Porch Watch--with its implication of constant vigil--is full of warm appreciations of friends, of elegies that compose the broken heart into a right ritual of mourning: into, indeed, a style of blessing, each one scattered where she wants all her friends’ ashes to be scattered "in the fields of praise."
- Eamon Grennan
Book Design: I Know You Know
I Know You Know marks the first reunion (on paper) of Crinnin and Temes since the poets studied under Milton Kessler at Binghamton University in the 80s. Designed to be read inward from either cover, the book is a collision of poetry spanning the full length of these poets’ storied careers, which saw them take up teaching and writing positions on opposite sides of the country. Separately and together, the poets bear witness to births and deaths, marriages and friendships, wars and subtler struggles. The book includes a collection of color and black-and-white photographs of both poets through the years.
Book Design: Where the Streets Are Paved with Rust
In the first installment of the two-volume collection Where The Streets Are Paved With Rust, journalist and former Obama and Clinton campaign advisor Bruce Fisher explores wealth, poverty, hopes, and illusions in America’s struggling north. In these essays about Rust Belt communities, Fisher carefully but vigorously challenges. He tackles real-estate developers; knocks liberals who won’t embrace metro government; excoriates conservatives for their racist code-words; nudges us to revisit the debate between Heidegger and Cassirer; and explains the brilliance of streetcars and urban wildlife, the persistence of black male workforce exclusion, the centrality of water quality, and many other issues that shape cities. Fisher takes deep dives into data, scholarship, and history — as he does nearly weekly for The Public, Western New York’s leading independent weekly newspaper.
Fisher’s scope is broad, he wears his erudition lightly, and his work is ever about crossing boundaries — in celebration of what’s to be found across the line.