Beautiful Boy tells an emotionally complicated tale of addiction

BY NORBERT RUG Beautiful Boy is centered on the two books “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” written by David Sheff and “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines” by Nic Sheff. The movie stars Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet,


WBEN should add Weppner to morning programming

Kathy Weppner, the former Republican nominee for Congress, has launched a podcast about current events and local politics. Weppner once hosted the weekend talkshow Kathy from Williamsville on WBEN, the local conservative talk radio station. Station managers would be wise to add


Baby, it’s snowflakes outside

BY NORBERT RUG The song ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside” ‘ is seen as sexist In the current #MeToo era, and is being banned by some radio stations. The radio stations have stopped playing that classic holiday song because it has


Paladino harasses publisher with defamatory lies

In response to a report in The Chronicle of a sighting of Carl Paladino with a young woman at Towne Restaurant around 2:00 am last Saturday morning, the school board member has responded with vicious, defamatory lies about Matthew Ricchiazzi, one of


Ricchiazzi cuts ties with Parlato publications

Matthew Ricchiazzi, who retains a controlling interest in The Buffalo Chronicle, is canceling a content sharing agreement with Frank Parlato, Jr. and three of his publications, including Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, the South Buffalo News and the Lackawanna Front


The Paladino effect

BY JAMIE MOSES On December 23, 2016, Artvoice published a traditional end of year survey asking four simple questions: 1. What would you most like to happen in 2017? 2. What would you like to see go away in 2017?


Rochester contemplates a Mayor Barnhart

Former WROC journalist Rachel Barnhart is exploring a run for mayor. Barnhart confirmed the latest grist from the Flour City rumor mill via Twitter messaging today.… via Mayor Barnhart? She’s thinking about it — Rochester City Newspaper, City Newspaper


Levin, Demler could both be out at WGRZ

In rapidly evolving discussions inside WGRZ, the station’s management is discussing the possibility of moving longtime evening anchors Scott Levin and Maryalice Demler to host the Daybreak morning show, a source says. In that scenario, Mike Wooten and Kelly Dudzik


WGRZ scrambles in disarray as WIVB, WKBW make gains

Following the release of November ratings that reveal WGRZ-2 is loosing its once-dominant footing in the Buffalo Niagara media market,  rumors are swirling that the station’s senior management is hurriedly shaping a bold turnaround plan for the station’s programing. WIVB-4


Ricchiazzi resigns; Robinson named managing editor

Matthew Ricchiazzi, the 29 year old founder of The Buffalo Chronicle, is stepping aside as Managing Editor, less than twelve months after the launch of the politically focused publication. He is stepping aside after controversy surrounding the platform’s speculative posture. The next Managing Editor will be Terrence Robinson, a graduate of Princeton University.