An introductory guide to the webcomic world
Considering the diversity of material and the quality of content that is provided for free, it’s amazing that the webcomic doesn’t get much more attention than it does.
The old and new greeted each other at the edge of an apple field in LaFayette this summer.
On Saturday, July 19th, the last of the summer concert series was held at the tasting room of 1911 Spirits (the distillery of Beak and Skiff apple farm). The breezy summer evening showed that tradition is an important marker of cultural identity but also a building block to create something newly dynamic - while feeling grounded in familiar territory. This balance of the established and the new was demonstrated in a perfect marriage of the location of 1911 Spirits and the Americana band, Hackensaw Boys.
It looked like a shark’s fin at first …
On a winter’s night in 1952, it was pandemonium at a Girls Club when they all saw a Flying Saucer.
Just imagine what people were feeling when the light bulb was invented!
Clean Water A new ocean-cleaning floating garbage picker has been designed to make our world’s waters just a little cleaner and safer for wildlife. A prototype of the device has been built and is located near Easter Island, one of the hubs for plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Plastic – used for an average of 5 minutes before being discarded takes over 500 years to biodegrade and is often found wandering in open water.
Tarantino will release western Hateful Eight in 2015
They say that Quentin Tarantino was so enraged when his script got leaked online that he just about canceled plans to make his western Hateful Eight altogether.
It’s time to go car shopping, Central New York!
The topic of cars are still fresh, it's time to talk shop about the chore of picking out a new vehicle. My car was determined "totaled," that two-syllable word that no one wants to hear, but it's the ripping the band-aid right off. No one enjoys having to feel that sickening feeling while wading in that two-second pool of silence for a breath-pulling number.
From Michael Jackson to Elvis
Outrageous? Probably not. But, there are definitely some unique listings at the one stop internet shop for everything. The eBay selections below are curated on loose criteria: the item itself, the price tag (highest to lowest), unique notes from the seller, or “that’s too easy to pass up.” Click on the title or the picture to see the full listing.
(Travel) A trip to Ireland
It was the trip that almost wasn’t.
Is there still a future for a DIY music venue in Syracuse?
Badlands, located at 1007 East Fayette Street in Syracuse is officially gone forever.
Chris Cain’s blues roots go back to his upbringing with a father who had an impressive record collection and love of live performances.
Chris Cain loves the Salt City. “Syracuse is one of my favorite places in the world,” he says from his phone at his California home. “I spilled beer on the mayor once. I was really popular for that. It was years ago. Guys were giving me high-fives and stuff.”
On June 30, the Syracuse University-owned and operated station introduced changes to its weekday programming schedule.
Public radio isn’t all pledge drives and quirky human-interest narratives, they say at WAER-FM (88.3). Sometimes, it’s about shaking up the formula to better suit your audience.
Part of the Problem? No, CNY Can Be Part of the Solutions
I like children ... to a point. I’ll even go a step further and say that anyone who lacks a soft spot for kids at risk needs help themselves.
Every once in a while, our cluelessness about our neighbors to the south erupts into full-scale engaged lunacy.
“The people of the United States will do anything for Latin America, except read about it.”
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Unforgettable Comedy Challenge will take place at Funny Bone Comedy Club at Destiny USA.
Comedy is a fair medium. Given nothing but a stage and a microphone, it’s up to the performer to make the audience laugh however he or she can. And when a prize – and pride – are on the line, the stakes are sure to rise.
This Tarzan is aimed at youthful audiences. Think of it as The Lion King’s mini-me.
Tarzan has been swinging on his own vine for a long, long time. When Edgar Rice Burroughs launched Tarzan of the Apes in 1914, the guy was an avatar of British imperialism with racist impulses. Since then he’s been all over the jungle: a swimming champ, a body builder and a soft-core stud. It took the Walt Disney company’s 1999 animated feature Tarzan to emphasize our hero’s identity in his adopted simian family. After Phil Collins’ score won an Oscar, Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Chinglish) agreed to write the book for the 2006 Broadway musical, including more music from Collins. The Redhouse Arts Center production (running through Saturday, Aug. 2), with spirited direction from Stephen Svoboda, marks the show’s first appearance in these parts.
Mary Poppins, The Grateful Dead and a ballerina. These were just some of the themes that artists brought to life in the Sidewalk Art Contest on Saturday.
Mary Poppins, The Grateful Dead and a ballerina. These were just some of the themes that artists brought to life in the Syracuse New Times and Family Times Street Painting Contest on Saturday.
Mark Russell is on the road again.
Mark Russell is at it again.
Marti Ebert-Wood reviews Dominick’s restaurant in Syracuse.
I was working in Utica at my other job and happened to mention that I would be dining at Dominick’s that night. Marie, the woman I was working with said, “Oh, I love that restaurant. I get the scallops every time I go. My nephew, fussy-Josh, loves the ravioli and never leaves anything behind, and that is unusual for fussy-Josh.”
Grant Reeher’s interview with Senator Dave Valesky.
State Sen. Dave Valesky represents the 53rd District, which contains most of Syracuse along with areas to the east. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of Democrats who broke from the Democratic Conference and joined in a coalition with State Senate Republicans to constitute a working majority. Recently, the IDC announced it plans to join with State Senate Democrats after the elections n November.
James MacKillop takes in Carousel and Madame Butterfly, two popular operatic showcases at this summer’s Glimmerglass Festival
Francesca Zambello retains the common touch at Cooperstown’s Glimmerglass Festival. Determined that the artistic director of one of the nation’s only two world-class summer opera festivals (the other is Santa Fe) should not be seen as formidable, she wanders the pre-curtain crowd, bantering with whomever she can find.
Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.
Curses, Foiled Again
Lectie Altman strives to be a world-class triathlete.
One if by land, Two if by sea… Three if by bike.
Our area is going through some transitioning
There is apologies in regard to this post and your weekly Thursday espresso shot. My bones were a bit rattled on Sunday morning, which eventually graduated from shaking my person in the physical sense to the mental sense. If my posts turn out to parallel a sidestep of a Luis Buñuel creation, it's because a haze of daze is still hovering around my head. Deciding to go with this route could lead to repercussions. Oftentimes there are serious consequences of car accidents, and it is fortunate to say that no one was injured the other day, just vehicles.
Technology has changed the way we do the most significant and mundane things in life. Here’s a quick snapshot of a few telling examples.
The Today Show in 1994 was a lot different than it is “today.” A short, infamous clip of three hosts baffled by everything having to do with “the internet” is extremely laughable now in the “age of online.” Back then, it was Greek to people; now, it’s a universal language.
Tracie Long, of Camillus, founder and “chief baking officer” at For the Health of It! Foods, uses a special ingredient in all of her baked goods: Avocado.
Some bakers have secret/special ingredients for making moist, irresistible cookies: sour cream, cream cheese and applesauce all come to mind.
Syracuse New Times Street Painting Photos
See Michael Davis photos from the 2014 Syracuse New Times Street Painting Competition!
“Welcome to nowhere”
A disheveled man in a brown suit stands poised in the dark. He hits a golf ball into a field of fog or maybe a sandstorm, backlit by the headlights of his automobile. Pausing before teeing up a second ball, the man stops as if struck by an idea. He fingers the golf ball, rushes to his car and speeds away. The suit, the car and the lower thirds tell us it’s July 1943 - 766 days before Hiroshima.
(Review) I guess my 10 percent brain power should have allowed me to expect it
How many times when you were growing up did one of your parents give you one of those looks and say, "Use your head," the statement with, you know, that tone?
There’s a tracker that’s virtually impossible to block