Listen to an interview with Michael Amadori of Full Circle Feed
At long last, the day has arrived. The first Syracuse New Times tech/startup podcast is here!
Well, maybe that headline is a tad overstated
Because there's no shortage to my interest when the words Insane and Hilarious are bandied about with just one word between them, of course my click came quickly to this Cinema Blend headline during my search to share the best of this week's Movie News:
Photos of the 2015 SU Basketball season
All Photos: Michael Davis
Dave Rezak receives this year’s Sammy Hall of Fame award for music educator
On Thursday, March 5, Upstairs and the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, the Syracuse Area Music Awards (Sammys) will host its annual Hall of Fame ceremony, featuring inductees Bobby Comstock, Chris Goss, Loren Barrigar, The Works and Phish’s Jon Fishman.
Carmine and Vinny Appice’s drumming master class takes place Wednesday, March 11
When many drummers today list off their influences, names like Phil Collins, Neil Peart and John Bonham may come up. But on Wednesday, March 11, a drummer is coming to ton who has been named as the influence of those skin-hitters.
The Pine Hill Project performs Friday, March 6
Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell made themselves independent careers that have resulted in extensive discographies and recognition around the world. But put together, the two equal a sum much greater than the parts.
(Review) Sizwe Banzi is Dead
For the first 45 minutes of the celebrated South African drama Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Syracuse Stage audiences may feel that they have stumbled on to a comedy duo from old-time vaudeville instead.
Bring your appetite and sense of adventure to the Cosmopolitan Building, 1153 W. Fayette St.
It's a little early to call the weather, but the overall forecast for St. Patrick's Parade Day (March 14) in Syracuse calls for high stepping, high spirits -- and an early-season outing for some of Central New York's food trucks.
“Syracuse. Do Your Thing”? Since when did Syracuse become Santa Cruz?
Before I critique the new Visit Syracuse (formerly Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau) slogan, let me acknowledge how difficult it must be to come up with a catchphrase that captures everything our city offers. Left to my own devices, I’d probably uncork something idiotic like “Gateway to Turning Stone” or “Syracuse. So Much More than Syphilis.”
Like many matters debated online, this one grew heated in many corners.
It takes a lot for someone as fashion-challenged as I am to spend time thinking about a dress. I consider clothing first and foremost means to avoid going to jail. Like more than a few guys I know, my wardrobe is divided into two categories: the clean clothes and the stuff still sitting in the hamper.
Sports writer Matt Michael on the SU men’s basketball’s checkered season, which prematurely ends this weekend
For the first time since 1993, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team will not participate in a national postseason tournament (either the NCAA or NIT). And for the first time since 1979 — the year before SU joined the Big East Conference — the Orange will not play in a conference tournament.
Your weekly recap of weird and funny news from around the nation
Curses, Foiled Again Shantoria Valentine, 23, robbed a bank in Omaha, Neb., but while fleeing, she collapsed after only a few blocks, according to police. One witness noticed the suspect would “shuffle a little bit, run a little bit, walk a little bit, shuffle a little bit.” After she ran up a hill, “she was pretty well winded then,” another witness said. “She just laid down and put her hands out.” (Omaha’s WOWT-TV)
Astrology for Mar. 4 – 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) To depict what lay beyond the limits of the known world, medieval mapmakers sometimes drew pictures of dragons and sea serpents. Their images conveyed the sense that these territories were uncharted and perhaps risky to explore. There were no actual beasties out there, of course. I think it's possible you're facing a comparable situation. The frontier realm you are wandering through may seem to harbor real dragons, but I'm guessing they are all of the imaginary variety. That's not to say you should entirely let down your guard. Mix in some craftiness with your courage. Beware of your mind playing tricks.
Are there opportunities to consolidate and collaborate for the benefit of our citizens?
Consensus, the commission on modernization of local government for Onondaga County, has completed its first phase of work and produced a baseline report showing all local government structures, costs and benefits. The goal is to use this to see if there are opportunities to consolidate and collaborate between governmental entities for the benefit of our citizens.
Brunch at Modern Malt in Armory Square
It's been almost two months since my scoop on Modern Malt, which now (officially) joins the string of businesses along Clinton Street in Armory Square. As a diner junkie, it's only fair that I weigh in with my two cents. The food, atmosphere, and people of a diner makes or breaks a place.
Cooking Italian with Joe
Joe Borio, host of Cooking Italian with Joe, shares his recipe for a simple and delicious creme brulee (deep fried) French toast. This is one of the most delicious styles of French toast you will ever have, made with cream, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and nutmeg.
‘Monica’ is a comedic, compassionate web series
Monica Lewinsky is back! Again! A new web series—dubbed, simply, Monica by independent filmmaker Doran Max Hagay brings to life a 2001 New York magazine profile of Lewinsky's life in Manhattan. Think of it as a reimagining of this put-upon paramour for the digital age.
Who’s going to Flim and who’s going to Flam?
Go for the guy, go for the girl, or go for the goods.
Top 5 Stories for Feb. 23 – 28
Every Sunday, we tally our analytics to give you the Top 5 most read stories of the week on Syracusenewtimes.com.
Listen to Banoffee
Presenting various musical styles, Fresh Music Friday’s goal is to find and share new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.
#takeatour of Columbus Circle
#takeatour kicks off our second year of video tours with a series on local monuments. Join Michael John Heagerty of NOexcuses as he explores Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse.
International UFO Congress 2015
The 2015 International UFO Congress was a fascinating experience. This was my second IUFOC conference, and my first as a presenter.
The jury is in for the Connective Corridor’s call for public art.
Last week’s blog post in our Syracuse New Times series focused on the Connective Corridor’s outreach to artists as part of a $650,000 call for public art – one of the largest in the country. We’re pleased to report that as the deadline approaches, we’ve already received more than 100 entries before the on-line application closes at 11:59 p.m., March 1. The call has made it around the country and across Europe, attracting very high quality artists. Now the challenge is to evaluate entries and develop a short list of semi-finalists. To do that, we’ve assembled a talented jury.
Thursday’s tech roundup changes formats.
New Batman Video Game Gets “Mature” Rating
Highlights, lowlights and what was he thinking?
I liked Birdman, don't get me wrong. In fact, my review for the New Times was quite complimentary about the work of leading man Michael Keaton as the former superhero actor attempting to reclaim a career. I called it a compelling little art movie.
DonnaPalooza – a fundraiser on Sunday, March 1 at the Westcott Theater
On Oct. 27 local singer, songwriter and guitarist Donna Colton (Visconti) went to her primary care doctor to have a bump looked at on the back of her head. She’d felt its presence for a year, but assuming it was nothing, didn’t act on it until it started to bother her.
Terrence McNally’s ‘Lips Together, Teeth Apart,’ performed by the Syracuse University Drama Department
The title of Terrence McNally’s 1991 dour comic hit Lips Together, Teeth Apart, performed by students of the Syracuse University Drama Department, does not contain a sexual in-joke.
Stage critic James MacKillop chats with John Kani, co-author of Syracuse Stage’s apartheid-era work ‘Sizwe Banzi is Dead’