Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology

Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology

by Jody K. Biehl

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Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology by Jody K. Biehl

Buffalo is a magical place to be and this anthology walks the reader through the decades. The newness of the city is electrifying and sits atop a glorious history of power, disappointment, artistic flair, racial injustice and spicy chicken wings—and Buffalo has the Niagara Falls in its backyard. Told through the eyes of more than 65 artists, writers, and residents, the essays will give readers a feel of the city, its good and bad sides, and why many people love calling Buffalo their home. The contributors include: Lauren Belfer, Wolf Blitzer, Marv Levy, John Lombardo, Mary Ramsey, Robby Takac, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997774269
Publisher: Belt Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 787,804
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jody K. Biehl is the director of the journalism program at the University at Buffalo and the former editor for Der Spiegel magazine in Berlin. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction Jody K. Biehl 7

Our City, Then & Now

Finding Inspiration in Frederick Law Olmsted's City Lauren Belfer 12

A City Spoke Greg Shemkovitz 14

Where is Buffalo? Luke Hammill 18

Keeping it Real: Slices of a New Buffalo Elizabeth Licata 20

Latte City or Just City: Will Blacks Rise or Be Forgotten in the New Buffalo? Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. 23

Pedaling through the Snow Simon Husted 30

Recover the Radials Christina Lincoln 35

Buffalo Grows Up John Kordrupel 38

The Language of America: Stories of Buffalo's Immigrant Press Tyler Bagwell 44

Flashpoints

Tampa Stadium, January 27, 1991 Mary Levy 52

Surprise! Jon Penfold 59

The Bells of St. Ann's Brian Castner 64

It Couldn't Be Anywhere Else Perry Nicholas 67

Taking the Cake Maria Scrivani 70

Run, Bucky, Run Justin Kern 72

Breathless Dennis Maloney 77

Wedding Day Elena Cala 79

Power Lines Scott Reimann 84

Tailgating at the Gates of Hell Justin Karcher 89

When the Prize is Meat: A Look at the People and Inner Workings of a Meat Raffle in WNY David J. Hill 91

Protests at Buffalo State College Stan Searl 95

The Rise and Fall of the Buffalo Mafia Lee Coppola 97

Neighborhood Stories

From Buffalo to Washington and the Piano Lessons that Paid Off Marcus Joseph Ruslander, Jr. AKA Mark Russell 104

North Park, With and Without Hate Jeff Z. Klein 107

Back In the Day: Remembrances of Black Buffalo from the 1940s and 1950s Georgia Burnette 112

The Rise and Fall of Lackawanna Dick Hirsch 119

Walking Away in Riverside Patricia Sweet 123

I Haven't Met the Old Woman in the Knit Sweater Yet Because Life Is Disappointing Cayli Enderton 127

Manufactured Articles Crystal Ockenfuss 128

A Long Journey: Proud to be Arab Sara Ali 129

Korey's Story: How I Survived Life on Buffalo's East Side Korey Greene 133

Neighborhood Stories (continued)

The Way We Were Ronald Wendling 140

The Lemon Street Connection Jennifer Connor 144

Food, Art, Books & Music

The Armies of the Nightlife: A Requiem for the Wild, the Innocent, and the Old, Weird Buffalo Jeff Miers 150

Down Beat Mitch Gerber 155

Finding the Words We Do Not Have Yet at the Just Buffalo Writing Center Robin Lee Jordan 158

I Am a Buffaholic Andrew Z. Galarneau 163

Let love be at the end: Louise Clifton's literary legacy Barbara Cole 169

Rustling the Leaves in Buffalo: The Story of Talking Leaves…Books Jonathon Welch 177

Epitaph: Buffalo girl Mary Kane 183

Broadway: A Salute to Urban Markets Elizabeth Bowen 185

Buffalo Artist Bruce Adams 189

John & Mary-Notes & Harmony John Lombardo Mary Ramsey 196

Music is Art Robby Takac 200

Kleinhans Music Hall, 4:30PM JoAnn Falletta 203

Home & Belonging

A Hydraulics Boyhood Tom Dudzick 206

My Buffalo Roots Wolf Blitzer 212

The Capital of My Heart Erik Brady 214

Along Came Zeus: How My Dog Helped Me Find Home in Buffalo Jody K. Biehl 216

January in a Jar Noah Falck 221

Tom Tales' Final Cartoon for the Courier-Express, September 1982 Tom Toles 222

First Home, Last Home Lynette D'Amico 223

God is Dead: How about Laughlin's? Pat Green Obermeier 227

Who Would Move to Buffalo? Kay Patterson 229

Notes from the Expatriate Underground Margaret Sullivan 233

Art & Photography

David Torke Chris Hawley 28

Brendan Bannon 42

Julian Montague 68

Joan Linder 82

Milton Rogovin 138

Michael Morgulis 194

Additional images are credited where they appear.

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