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Immigration on Film by Renée K. Gadoua
New book by Syracusan focuses on migration from Central America
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Beauchamp Branch Smart Cookies are kids who use the library! They check out books, get homework help from tutors in the library, and they talk to librarians about books they like to read. On December holiday break, smart cookies will get to attend a special Cooking Up Literacy where they will make….cookies! Beginning on September […]
Monday-Thursday Free study session designed to help those who are interested in obtaining their GED. Must sign-up . Contact Pat Booker 315-435-6000 ext 5574
Peter B. Jones is a highly accomplished and talented artist who, during a career spanning fifty years, has created pottery and ceramic sculpture that is sought after by museums and collectors worldwide. He fell in love with clay as a medium in early childhood, and dedicated his studies to clay sculpture at the Institute of […]
Associated Artists of CNY presents its 88th Annual Juried Members Art Show at the Gallery at the Manlius Library from Sept. 6th through Oct.11 during regular library hours.

Denzel Washington’s Perfect Part In The Equalizer

When Denzel goes gonzo, the meek need not even peek

The folks who work with quiet older new guy Robert McCall at the Home Mart store are having fun trying to figure out what he used to be in life before this job of unpacking boxes and stocking shelves and whatever is asked of him.

Henneberg Brewing Company: Beer Made Here, ‘Beer Grown Here’

“People come in for a sample or a mug, and they take a growler home. They wouldn’t take that much beer home if they didn’t enjoy it.”

John Henneberg may have the ultimate work-at-home job. Each morning, Henneberg wakes up at his 97-acre farm in New Woodstock and heads to an out building to brew beer, check on beer already in progress and tend to his hops and barley.

Oprah Winfrey to Visit Newhouse

Monday’s Dedication Ceremony Schedule of Events

If you've ever wanted to see Oprah, here's your chance. Winfrey will serve as a special guest as part of Newhouse's Studio and Innovation Center's dedication on Sept. 29. Unfortunately, free tickets that were made available to SU students have sold out. The program, which will also include remarks from Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham and SU Chancellor Kent Syverud, will be broadcast to TV screens throughout the Student Center and the Newhouse School as well as computers with a Syracuse University IP address.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

Sept. 22 – 28

Each week, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on

#takeatour of Oakwood Cemetery

(VIDEO) NOexcuses Video Tour

Michael John Heagerty of NOexcuses Tours shows us some highlights of Oakwood Cemetery.

The Glowing Blue Sphere UFO

“I thought someone had set off a firework”

As a level headed, well-educated man trained in the technical sciences, the last thing Edward ever expected to witness was a Glowing Blue Sphere UFO.

Syracuse Students Demand Safe Space

“Thousands of homosexuals are content with who they are.”

Syracuse University students led an impromptu protest against homophobic messages on campus Wednesday. Jim Deferio, a Syracuse resident and devout Christian, carrying a 10-foot sign that claimed, "Thousands of Ex-Homosexuals Have Experienced the Life-Changing Love of Jesus Christ" stood on Waverly Avenue next to the Schine Student Center. In a tan baseball cap that read, “I love Jesus,” he said into a microphone that homosexual people are “sinners” and “need help from Jesus Christ.”

North to the Future

Travel to Alaska

The fiftieth star to our flag and the destination frozen at the top of many bucket lists, Alaska, recently melted the expectations of a group of travelers. This frigid fortress is comprised of 65% national parks, 20% state parks and local land and only about 15% privately owned.

SALT Award 2014 Tickets

by Staff

Syracuse Area Live Theater Awards

The Central New York community is rich with live theater, and has a long history of being an epicenter of theatrical activity. Besides reviewing regionally produced theatrical shows, the Syracuse New Times also salutes the talents of those involved in the theater community through the SALT Awards program (Syracuse Area Live Theater), now in it's 10th season.

Tech Roundup

What’s happening in Tech?

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The Espresso Shot (#021)

Welcome back to dating

It's perfect timing to have someone close to you say they know a "secret" about you as your mouth chomps on an apple. There is reason why the quotation marks are in bold - for emphasis. There are a variety of scenarios that can then take place, a variety of scenarios that can play out:

Vin Diesel shows the world FF7 still with Paul Walker

Remembering Paul Walker

Get the tissues out, fans of the Fast and Furious franchise.

Lonely at the Top

Climbing the greased pole at the Jordan Fall Festival

The 68th Jordan Fall Festival took place Sept. 19 - 21 in the Village of Jordan, New York. A popular feature of the festival is the greased pole climbing competition, where contestants slip and slide their way to the top of a greasy pole.

Guitar Project Passes the Six-String to Syracuse

The Acoustic Guitar Project takes place Sept. 26 at May Memorial

When Syracuse-based singer-songwriter Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers first heard about The Acoustic Guitar Project, it was as a journalist. Rodgers, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, wrote about the venture for the issue published last March and he has since become involved in other ways. He’s producing a Salt City version of the showcase in which 10 area songwriters will perform their project pieces (and more) on Friday, Sept. 26, at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St.

The House Keys Humor over Property Values

(Review) The House

Speed. Breathtaking, high-velocity delivery is an even more decisive element in farce than mistaken identities or slamming doors. The world premiere of Brian Parks’ The House at Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company runs a bit more than 90 minutes without intermission, but if its four leads spoke at the rate of characters in, say, a Eugene O’Neill play, the running time would be more than twice as long. And there might be as many giggles as there are in O’Neill.

Fall Flavor at Phoebe’s

Fall into Fall at Phoebe’s

Local Flavor is a feature produced in cooperation with advertisers in the Syracuse New Times.

Provocative Images Highlight ArtRage Juried Show

Global Issues. Climate Matters. Social Change.

A group exhibition featuring more than 20 artists typically has differences and some commonality. That's certainly the case with Global Issues. Climate Matters. Social Change, the first-ever juried show in ArtRage Gallery’s seven-year history. It includes work by painters, photographers and a videographer, by artists who create prints or etchings. What they share is a propensity for heading down diverse paths, for interpreting familiar themes in a distinctive idiom.

The Erin Brockovich of the DMV


Lawsuit type: Class Action

I say ISIL, You Say ISIS (Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off)

Another fault line as far as Middle East policy goes

So here is one morning’s sampling of developments in the Middle East:

It Hasn’t Been Easy for the Orange

And Now Comes a Tough Stretch

The hope – no, make that the expectation – was that the Syracuse University football team would defeat the University of Maryland Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Carrier Dome to set up a primetime showdown of 3-0 teams with SU against No. 9 Notre Dame Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

News and Blues

Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again Australian police investigating the murder of Russell Hammond, 49, arrested Gareth Giles, 26, after they found his 18-point, step-by-step plan detailing the perfect murder, written two months before Hammond’s body was found. Supreme Court Justice Betty King said the murder plan corresponded with the actual killing in “a remarkable way.” (International Business Times)

Free Will Astrology

Sept. 24 – 30

ARIES (March 21-April 19) It's no secret. The wealthy 1 percent of the population has been getting progressively wealthier. Meanwhile, the poor are becoming steadily poorer. I'm worried there is a metaphorically similar trend in your life. Am I right? If so, please do all you can to reverse it. Borrow energy from the rich and abundant parts of your life so as to lift up the neglected and underendowed parts. Here's one example of how you could proceed: For a while, be less concerned with people who think you're a star, and give more attention to those who accept and love your shadow side.

Classified 9/24

by Staff


Immigration on Film

New book by Syracusan focuses on migration from Central America

A Long Journey Michelle Frankfurter has spent much of her life advocating for Central Americans and recording their lives on film. Reporter Renée K. Gadoua spoke with her recently as attention sharpened on immigration issues sharpened and Frankfurter’s new book, Destino, neared publication

Immigration on Film (Mobile Version)

New book by Syracusan focuses on migration from Central America

A Long Journey Michelle Frankfurter has spent much of her life advocating for Central Americans and recording their lives on film. Reporter Renée K. Gadoua spoke with her recently as attention sharpened on immigration issues sharpened and Frankfurter’s new book, Destino, neared publication

Stranger Love

Syracuse Filmmakers to screen their documentary, “American Bear,” this week

Four years ago, Syracuse residents Sarah Sellman and Greg Grano embarked on 60-day road trip across the U.S. to film their documentary, American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers. This week, they are returning to the Salt city for a weeklong series of events, which will include screenings and discussions. Syracuse is one of the couple's longest stops as part of a six-month national tour.

A Mansion of Possibility

The Barnes-Hiscock Mansion was built in 1853

For those who read my posts, there is a strong affinity for preservation in regard to the environment and history. In Europe, buildings are preserved as is and the innards of the buildings are utilized as is. Where there are ruins found in Italy, the ruins are accommodated and construction is worked around the sites. Although our country's history isn't as long as Europe's countries, we still have many enriching aspects.

BrandYourself: An Interview with CEO Patrick Ambron

One of the 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs

This year, Inc. Magazine named him one of the “35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs.” At age 26, he runs his own $4 million dollar company that protects people’s identities online. The Syracuse New Times caught up with Patrick Ambron last week for this exclusive interview.

Red Band Society is shallow, but has potential

(Television) Plus Fall 2014 Premiers!

The best family TV has something for everybody: slapstick for the kids, a cute teenage boy for the aloof older sister, a tragic love story for Mom, and some funny grown up jokes at which Dad can chuckle knowingly.

You Might See Your Family in the Altmans

This Is Where I Leave You puts the best and worst together in one week of reflection

Oh, that Judd Altman is a nice guy. Look at him handing out coffee to appreciative co-workers on the way to his desk. See the way he smiles as his boss manipulates his radio talk show on the air, pitching fits and raising the volume, the way good talk show hosts do while producers like Judd watch through the window and then stay the extra few hours to worry about the demographics and strategies and other important stuff while the talent lets him know he's too busy to discuss that right now and rushes off to ...


The group’s members still make each other laugh.

Greene taking the stage at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The Legends of Jazz music series is now in its sixth season

(Review) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

(Review) The Laramie Project


Fall into Fall at Phoebe’s

Syracuse Style is a big outdoor street party

(Living Space) A four-story former warehouse transformed by the Near Westside Initiative

Photos by Michael Davis

Farmshed CNY U-Pick Organic Apple Party

News & Opinion

(Sanity Fair) Did you watch the Foley beheading video?

They rejected a plan for a tunnel going through any part of the city

(Campbell Conversations) Poverty in the Syracuse region

A weekly note from Larry Dietrich, our Editor in Chief

What if you could create your own dream job? Chedy Hampson did.