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Larkin Administration Building: A 'Wright' of Passage in Buffalo

Larkin Administration Building: A 'Wright' of Passage in Buffalo

An Account of the final years of the Larkin Administration Building On Seneca Street -

   Destruction of Buffalo's Larkin Building will be a great loss to coming generations, Architect J. Stanley Sharp contends in a letter to the New York Herald Tribune. The paper had carried remarks of Andrew C. Ritchie of the Museum of Modern Art, former director of Buffalo's Albright Art Gallery, and an editorial of it's own deploring the demolition of such monuments.

  "As an architect," writes Mr. Sharp, "I share the concern of many others over the destruction of the Frank Lloyd Wright's world famous office building in Buffalo. It is not merely a matter of sentiment; from a practical standpoint this structure can function efficiently for centuries. Modern engineering has improved upon the lighting and ventilation systems Mr. Wright used but that is hardly excuse enough to efface the work of the man who successfully pioneered in the solving of such problems. The Larkin Building set a precedent for many an office building we admire today and should be regarded not as an outmoded utilitarian structure but as a monument, if not to Mr. Wright's creative imagination, to the inventiveness of American design."

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

What do you think? Enlightened message or unenlightening atheism? Add your comments below.

This billboard is part of a widespread advertising campaign launched by Amherst's Center for Inquiry

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

What do you think? Enlightened message or unenlightening atheism? Add your comments below.

This billboard is part of a widespread advertising campaign launched by Amherst's Center for Inquiry

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

by Susan Marie


My phone rang. I were told to turn on the TV. I stared in abject horror at the screen as a plane flew directly into the 2nd tower of The World Trade Center. I thought: How is this possible in America, let alone New York City, the most populous city in the U.S, the largest metropolitan area in the world?

All I knew is that people were dying.


After 9/11, every available person volunteered to assist NYC ranging from the health care field, firefighters, police force, and everyday people. The attitude in America was one of solidarity. No one fought about religion and politics. Diversity in race, financial status or sexual gender was not an issue. People stood together.  Not apart.

What followed as a result, was and still is, global mass hysteria.

Garth Brooks Saved My iPod

Garth Brooks Saved My iPod

Anyone who has a computer and an iPod will feel my pain when I tell you that a couple of weeks ago my computer crashed and ultimately erased all of the songs that it was hosting.

I was literally left with the four sample songs that my computer came with when I first purchased it, and with 800+ songs left to recover, I began reevaluating what songs meant the most to my musical collection.

One of the first albums that I grabbed in my search to rebuild was a box set I had purchased years ago by Garth Brooks and it got me thinking, was this the only album set I really needed?

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Primate Experimentation: A Canisius College Controversy

This Friday, September 9th, Canisius College’s Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) will host a presentation entitled “The Use of Primates in Biomedical Research: A Personal Perspective,” led by Dr. James Ha, head of the Colony Demographics and Genetics Program at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Washington (UW).

According to the ISHAR website, Dr. Ha is expected to provide an “overview of the challenges, costs, and benefits of using primates in biomedical research.”  The event is expected to draw a sizeable crowd, as this event is both open to the public and a curriculum requirement for anthrozoology graduate students and undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) students.   

A Heartfelt Thanks to All the American Workers on Labor Day

A Heartfelt Thanks to All the American Workers on Labor Day

As a working professional, married man, and a dedicated parent the writer is certainly thankful for all the great things in his life, including having a great family.  Furthermore, the writer has met and developed friendships with many great people that have had a positive effect on his life.  The writer would like to mention some other people that play a big part in his life as well. These are great people that often get unnoticed in the content of breaking news stories in Western New York. The great people that the writer is referring to are the American Workers; hard working, and dedicated people that often don’t receive enough recognition for their efforts to keep American running smoothly.