Reigning as the top party school comes at a cost.
A group of Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF students have created a public art installation of Solo cups to address the environmental effects of waste and party culture in Syracuse.
The cord-cutting revolution
This week, both HBO and CBS announced standalone streaming services. Next year, we'll all be able to access these networks' programming without a cable subscription. With this double-whammy, and Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable on hold with a ruling not due until the new year, it appears that 2015 might be a game-changing year for television access in the United States.
(Review) Amanda will always have Dawson’s heart, thanks to Nicholas Sparks
Yes, it was time for my first Nicholas Sparks-based movie, even though my dear wife Karen - who had thoroughly enjoyed filling me in about how much she loved The Notebook and exactly why and what I missed out on - decided to take a pass.
Oct. 13 – 19
Each week, we tally our numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on SyracuseNewTimes.com.
Occurrences of crosses in the sky
Throughout history there have been reported occurrences of crosses in the sky.
Syracuse musicians, Jess Novak and Brian Golden, are on tour for one month. Read about it here.
It’s hard to believe we’re almost into single digits on the tour. The time warp I talked about in the first blog is in full effect. On one hand it feels like we’ve always been out here, like this life is normal, every day is 100 years long and “home” is a drifting concept. On the other, it feels like it’s only been a moment and when we walk back through the doors of our houses and into the arms of people who love and missed us – it’ll feel like no time has passed (though they will disagree!).
A few things going on here and there in tech.
Reflections of Italy
Five years ago and around this time (October), I somehow ended up in Italy. Home base was Toscolano-Maderno, but my cousin and I ventured. After conversing with my distant cousin earlier that year, he convinced me to buy a ticket to secure a visit. Although simply purchasing the ticket wouldn't technically set anything in stone, personal determination was prominent enough to secure that. The trip itself was intentionally Northern Italy and family heavy (for obvious reasons) prior to ending the last three days in Rome - tourism was inevitable.
The news is speedy, but ‘The Flash’ won’t arrive until 2018
Word gets out fast.
Sixth Annual Salt Market to Showcase Artist’s Work this Saturday
The Book of Mormon coming to The Landmark Theatre
The edgy, irreverent, sometimes profane cartoon satire South Park has been a part of the landscape so long, some playgoers might feel it is a known quantity. Something happened, however, when that energy moved from the tube to the stage.
Priorities During Crisis
Ebola hemorrhagic fever doesn’t have a name or a face that we can relate to, or at least it didn’t until Thomas Duncan died Oct. 1 in Texas days after flying in from Liberia. It is believed that Duncan contracted the virus while performing an act of kindness: helping a pregnant 19-year-old woman into a cab so that she could get to a hospital.
Kurt Kramer MAY 9, 1928 – AUG. 28, 2014
Kurt Kramer, a dispenser of kitchen table wisdom whose wisecracking style possibly influenced this columnist, has died at 86 following a stubborn battle with every disease known to Western medicine. His memorial was Saturday in Seattle.
“I am troubled seeing SU’s center being disbanded”
Laura Gray-Rosendale, a Syracuse University graduate who wrote a memoir about her 1988 rape while she was a student, said she’s concerned that SU has closed its Advocacy Center.
Players fought their “butts” off against No. 1 Florida State
As promised by head coach Scott Shafer, the Syracuse University football players fought their “butts” off against No. 1 Florida State Saturday, Oct. 11, and held their own in a 38-20 loss at the Carrier Dome.
The first American amateur woman out of the water at Kona
Question: Who is Miranda Carfrae?
The two candidates running for Onondaga County sheriff
This week’s Campbell Conversation is with the two candidates running for Onondaga County sheriff, Democrat Toby Shelley and Republican Gene Conway. Shelley has had a long career with the Air Force and the National Guard and worked in the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department for 17 years. He runs a family farm and an excavation business in Otisco. Conway is the DeWitt police chief. He worked in the Sheriff’s Department for 24 years and retired as captain of criminal investigations.
Dinomania returns to the MOST
Best of Syracuse 2014 Winner Photos
On Wednesday October 8, the Syracuse New Times invited the 2014 Best of Syracuse® winners to the Hank Sauer Room at NBT Bank Stadium for a Best of Syracuse soiree!
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) New York City's Diamond District is home to more than 2,000 businesses that buy and sell jewelry. Throughout the years, many people have lost bits of treasure here. Valuable bits of gold and gems have fallen off broken necklaces, earrings, watches and other accessories. Now an enterprising man named Raffi Stepnanian is cashing in. Using tweezers and a butter knife, he mines for the rich pickings that are packed in the mud of sidewalk cracks and gutters. "The percentage of gold out here on the street is greater than the amount of gold you would find in a mine," he says. I'd love to see you get inspired by his efforts, Aries. Dig for treasure in unlikely places where no one else would deign to look.
Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation
Curses, Foiled Again Investigators charged Ian Dishon Isabel, 29, with secretly recording girls using an elementary school restroom in Davenport, Iowa, after cameras found behind the toilets showed not only close-up images of children from the waist down, but also those of the man installing them. Isabel conducts an after-school program at Hayes Elementary. “Although the male’s face is not visible,” the police affidavit said, “his identification card can be seen hanging from a lanyard on his neck.” (Moline, Ill.’s WQAD-TV)
They and their contemporaries have set the bar very high
I wasn’t going to write about this. But then I came to work Monday and edited Jeff Kramer’s column.
Everything happens for a reason
On Friday, some regular Joe was passing by while en route to the exit. Skaneateles' LakeHouse Pub was crowded, filled with what could presumably be the standard end-of-the-week crowd. Some members of a wedding party trickled in. There was no music, but dissonant noise of vocal bar patrons harmonized: talking through drinks and drinks talking through them, talk of love and the love of talk, and the boisterously silent that stirred the place more than the cute brunette, who was cheering for her baseball team amidst the conversation.
(Review) A pair of RDs can’t stand each other’s idea of the law
Watching The Judge is a lot like going back to a family dinner after decades spent consciously deciding, again and again, that you can't sit at the same table with a relation who's done you wrong.
A conversation with Syracuse Teachers Association President Kevin Ahern