Best of Rochester 2014

It really did come to the final countdown — I promise that will be my only groan-worthy 80's pun. More...




Fall spices

I have something to confess: I hate the pumpkin spice over-saturation that is going on nowadays.

News & Opinion

Some progress on indigent defense

Some progress on indigent defense

New York State has settled a lawsuit that accused it of systematically depriving poor criminal defendants of their right to counsel.

News & Opinion

Area talent helps rebuild fuel-cell industry

Area talent helps rebuild fuel-cell industry

American Fuel Cell's origins are quintessentially Rochester.


News Blog

RHA scandal scoreboard: everyone loses

A key moment in the Rochester Housing Authority scandal will come when Adam McFadden’s three-month stint leading the organization ends.... (read more)

Good government group laments lack of competitive state races

Election Day is creeping closer, and one good government group says that this year's races show the increasingly pronounced effects... (read more)

News Blog

Train station work under way

The new Rochester Amtrak station is officially under construction. Officials say that that the station should be completed in 2017.... (read more)

Anti-casino group second in lobbying spending

In the first half of 2014, the No More Casinos Coalition was second only to New York State United Teachers... (read more)

News Blog

[UPDATED] McFadden declines mayor's request to resign RHA post

But he says that he won't seek a permanent appointment. (read more)

RCSD and non-teaching staff fight over wages

More than 400 members of the Board of Education Non-Teaching Employees union and the Rochester Area Paraprofessionals union protested at... (read more)

Arts & Entertainment

Elegy to an era

"The Disappearance of Darkness" by Robert Burley and "Innovation in the Imaging Capital"

Robert Burley: “The Disappearance of Darkness”

DANCE | Upstate NY Fall Latin Dance Festival


Arturo Sandoval

Truly free jazz

GARAGE ROCK | The Priests

ALBUM REVIEW: "A Little Luck"


Film Review: "St. Vincent"

Canonizing Bill Murray

Film Review: "It's Better To Jump"

Film Review: "Dear White People"

  • Re: VOTE NOW: Best of Rochester 2014 Primary Ballot

    • Anonymous Willpower - Fox Sisters - 5Head - best bands in the city. Period.

    • on October 30, 2014
  • Re: Best of Rochester 2014: Critic Picks

    • Pour Coffee - more like new ultra- religious establishment. The Pastor owner and almost entire…

    • on October 30, 2014
  • Re: RHA scandal scoreboard: everyone loses

    • The "benefit of the doubt" is what Warren might have been granted in January or…

    • on October 30, 2014
  • Re: Train station work under way

    • It's hard to know how to feel about this sort of spending on a new…

    • on October 30, 2014
  • Re: O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

    • Lawmakers should have talked about the SAFE act BEFORE they crammed it through in secrecy…

    • on October 30, 2014
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