Thank your for highlighting the new site. Arthopper launched on January 1, 2012. The similarity to Glasstire is not an accident. I went to graduate school in San Antonio, love Glasstire, and wanted to recreate the experience here.
Any any all suggestions, comments and criticisms are welcome and encouraged. We want the site to work for all and to be a real community asset.
Buffalo is on the list of cities to add but we cannot do it all at once. If you know writers who are interested in submitting content please have them contact me. We are a volunteer effort now but will me moving toward a paid "society of correspondents."
Rick, I enjoy your work in Pittsburgh and hope we are able to collaborate.
John, we would welcome opinion pieces from you as well as important arts issues pieces.
Contact here if interested.
FYI, folks in and around Buffalo, that includes you!