News & Opinion
1 in 4 Women Will Be Raped Before Graduating College by Renée K. Gadoua
Memoir of SU rape written in hopes recovery will be easier for other victims
Woman Times
ArtRage Gallery is pleased to announce a call to artists for a juried exhibition to be held from September 6 to October 18, 2014.  ArtRage exhibits progressive art that inspires resistance and promotes social awareness, supports social justice, challenges preconceptions, and encourages cultural change. To download the full prospectus, go to All submissions must […]
Including works by Paul Kos, Bill Viola, Hermine Freed, Ruth Vollmer, Rita Myers, Richard Serra and Keith Sonnier, this installation will highlight pioneering art video from the Everson’s permanent collection that hasn’t been on view in decades. The exhibition is an exciting opportunity to immerse oneself in the early world of video art. This exhibition is […]
This professional level training course provides hands-on instruction for using HEC-RAS modeling to generate hydraulic profiles and to anaylyze and map floodplains and floodways using actual site conditions.  The Practicing Institute of Engineering has approved this course for 7 PDH credits.  Certified Floodplain Managers are eligible to receive 6.5 credts as approved by the NYS Association of Floodplain […]
This professional level training course provides guidance for engineers and municipal officials responsible for meeting the technical components of the MS4 stormwater program, including mapping, inspections, meeting TMDL and 303d requirements, annual reporting, SWPPP review and more.  This course is designed primarily for stormwater practitioners that are relatively new to the Phase II program.  This […]

Post Time with Jim Moran

Veteran Vernon Downs announcer calls it a career

The 61st season of harness racing at Vernon Downs began with a twinge of sadness on April 11, the night that announcer Jim Moran called his final race after 50 years behind the microphone. The broadcast booth atop the grandstand felt more like a phone booth: Aside from Moran, 10 other people, a mix of area media reporters and family members, jammed the teensy space to capture this moment in the track’s history.

Centscere Turns Social Media Actions Into Donations

Meet the innovators behind Centscere

Just when you thought liking your friend’s video of a drunk baboon on Facebook was a total waste of time, a local Syracuse tech company steps in and makes it possible for every social action to have real, tangible, transcendent meaning.

My TED x Experience

(WOMAN TIMES) This TEDx event was frightening for me. I wouldn’t have my podium to hide behind. I wouldn’t have my security blanket.

Woman Times is a weekly blog series devoted to giving voice to the women of the Central New York community.

Redhouse TV: Talk Back

A four part documentary with the Redhouse Arts Center.

Welcome to the weekly web video series: “Redhouse TV: All the Drama of Making Art, All the Heart of Changing People’s Lives.” (Every Thursday)

bettyElm Records brings showcase to Hanover Square

bettyElm Records, has a vision to foster a music scene in Syracuse that is a thriving and diverse.

Local label, bettyElm Records, has a vision to foster a music scene in Syracuse that is a thriving and diverse. To accomplish this, label founders Jen and James Bort, are putting efforts behind their words and demonstrating their commitment with the acts they are signing. Saturday, April 5th, the Bull and Bear Pub at 125 E. Water Street in Syracuse, played host to the first bettyElm Records showcase, one part of the label’s strategy to get local bands the attention they deserve.

A Matter of Trust

A letter by Dr. Cynthia Morrow

By Dr. Cynthia Morrow

A voice that won’t be stilled

Rejected by Supreme Court, Onondaga Nation pursues land claim in an international forum

Tadodaho Sid Hill isn’t hopeful that filing a petition against the United States in an international forum will return land to the Onondaga people. But he hopes it will remind the world that indigenous peoples have rights and deserve to be heard.

Getting the Word Out on Climate Change

Central New York needs to take action on climate change now.

While hundreds of Earth Day volunteers will be looking at the ground in search of trash this month, a Fayetteville retiree is hoping to get commuters to look up to the sky to see his message about the perils of a changing climate. Peter Wirth, an activist with Greening USA, has raised more than $4,500 from 90 people to buy billboard space across town to inform commuters of the need to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

Inspired to get slap happy

Spanking relaxed me…

Here’s a thought for all you High and Mighty types with your rules and your judgment: When it comes to slapping anesthetized patients on the buttocks and insulting them before surgery, don’t knock it 'til you’ve tried it.

PHOTOS: Syracuse Fashion Week

Models stomped the stages during Syracuse Fashion Week April 9 – 12.

Models stomped the stages during Syracuse Fashion Week April 9 - 12. The events had work from local designers, burlesque dancers, standup comedy, food and even a naked lady on a sushi table - truly something for everyone.

Aux Records: A Decade of Indie Musicmaking

(Music) Helping bands reach the next level.

Ulf Oesterle was working toward his Ph.D. at Syracuse University in 2003. His dissertation would focus on the impact independent labels had on the music of their artists. Oesterle envisioned working for a bigger major label down the road; after all, he had already studied media management, mass communications, music and marketing and worked extensively in radio.

PHOTOS: Blowout 2014

See photos from Blowout 2014 – Circus Freak!

Blowout 2014, a fantasy hair show where professional salons compete to create fantasy hairstyles took place at the Landmark Theatre on Sunday April 13th. This year's event, themed "Circus Freak" benefited the Q Center, a a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and their allies.

Whistle-blowers Tom Drake and Susan Wood

(Campbell Conversations) Grant Reeher speaks with whistle-blowers Tom Drake and Susan Wood

In a continuation of last week’s Campbell Conversation, Grant Reeher speaks with whistle-blowers Tom Drake, a former senior executive with the National Security Agency who was prosecuted after blowing the whistle on an NSA data collection program, and Susan Wood, a former assistant commissioner for women’s health for the Food and Drug Administration who resigned in 2005 in protest when the FDA postponed approval for the morning-after birth control pill.

Face Time: George Kilpatrick

“The culture of dominance, the culture of violence is pervasive across cultures.”

George Kilpatrick, a longtime Central New York media personality, co-chaired Vera House’s White Ribbon Campaign in 2009. In 2012, he was named the agency’s men’s outreach coordinator. After a 20-year-run, George Kilpatrick broadcast his final show on WSYR-AM (570) on March 30. His syndicated show, “New Inspiration for the Nation," continues on WHEN-AM (620) and in nine other markets. Stay tuned: Kilpatrick expects to announce a new role with Clear Channel, which owns WSYR.

Setting the (Syracuse) Stage

2014-15 Season at Syracuse Stage.

2012, 2011, 2009, 2002, 1987 and 1972.

Orwell and a Downtown Supermarket

by Staff

(Rant & Rave) Should you lose your job for a thought crime? Why can’t I enjoy the greatness of Wegmans?


LIVING SPACE: The Pike Block

(Living Space) “The roof is metal, so when it rains, it makes a beautiful sound’’

When Beth Egan was a student at Syracuse University, downtown redevelopment was just beginning.


by Staff

(Auto) The iconic Ford Mustang turns 50 this week.

The iconic Ford Mustang turns 50 this week, and Ford’s planning plenty of buck wild celebrations.



ARIES (March 21-April 19) It's Compensation Week. If you have in the past suffered from injustice, it's an excellent time to go in quest of restitution. If you have been deprived of the beauty you need to thrive, now is the time to get filled up. Wherever your life has been out of balance, you have the power to create more harmony. Don't be shy about seeking redress. Ask people to make amends. Pursue restorations. But don't, under any circumstances, lust for revenge.

News and Blues

Hard News: The federal government overpaid by $86.4 million to provide penis pumps to Medicare patients.

Curses, Foiled Again Denver police arrested four burglary suspects who tried to sell stolen goods back to their victim. Lacinda Robinson, 24, said that after discovering the crime, she went to a nearby McDonald’s parking lot, where two young men offered her a PlayStation 3 video game similar to the one she lost. She declined, but when another youth approached her wearing a distinctive Washington Redskins jacket “that I believe belonged to me” she realized the men were selling her stuff. She reported the incident to two off-duty police. (Denver’s KMGH-TV)

Coming together through music

by Staff

(Parting Shots) Help raise money for pancreatic cancer research, more Plantagon and the Two Row Wampum

Every week in this space, the Syracuse New Times will give you a piece of our mind. For what it’s worth.

1 in 4 Women Will Be Raped Before Graduating College

Memoir of SU rape written in hopes recovery will be easier for other victims

The stories of survivors of rape are often told only through news reports on court proceedings. Their names aren't usually included, and neither are their stories of recovery. In her memoir, Laura Gray Rosendale writes her own story of her rape while she was a student at Syracuse University.

Royal Treat

Jessica Novak reports on headliners B.B. King and Trombone Shorty at this summer’s M&T Jazz Fest

The M&T Jazz Fest 2014 is all about the big and the new. Over the two-day festival to be held Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, two 18-piece bands, two 11-piece bands and one 10-piece band will cross the busy stage. And with gigantic names like guitar legend B.B. King and New Orleans favorite Trombone Shorty headlining the free summer festival favorite, “mega” -- a word festival founder and producer Frank Malfitano uses often -- might be a more appropriate term.

What’s Your (Stereo)Type?

(Blog: Inevitable Coffee Ring) Sometimes we put ourselves in roles, others/friends put us into roles.

Expectations. Roles. We all have them. We can sometimes fall into them.

Trending in Social Media

#trending in internet-land

In between blow-drying your hair, flossing your teeth, “tweezering” your nose hair, and taking out the trash, it’s important every morning to keep up on what’s going on in social media. Don’t worry, that’s why I’m here. I stayed up late last night to save you the hassle.

Kevin Costner’s conviction as NFL GM adds ‘Draft Day’ to his list of sports gems

Big egos, powerful players and potential for disaster keep you guessing

"Draft Day" begins with Kevin Costner's serious character, Sonny Weaver Jr., facing the current biggest dilemma in his life.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

April 7th – 13th

Each Sunday we tally the numbers and bring you the Top 5 Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times digital edition. This week: readers clicked on stories about downtown parking and social media to crossfit and, of course, UFO's. Starting with Number 5, click on the title or the photo to read the full story! You can find a fresh print edition on stands every Wednesday and new content (almost) daily here online.


In this week’s episode we explore #GEARS

In this week’s episode of #takeatour, Michael Heagerty from NOexcuses Tours takes a peek at some #GEARS

1973 UFO – The Schenectady Flying Saucer

It was a saucer shaped object, perhaps two or three football fields in diameter

Who knew a simple shopping trip would involve a flying saucer?

WISE Women

by Staff

Have a business idea or a dream?

The WISE Women’s Business Center (WBC) is a resource for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. If you have a business idea or a dream, if you are starting a business, or have an established business which you’re growing, we can help. (Source: WISE Website)


A four part documentary with the Redhouse Arts Center.

The District Blog – behind the scenes!

‘Draft Day’ focuses on GM rebuilding Cleveland Browns. Also up is he scary ‘Oculus’ and two 2′s, sequels to ‘Rio’ and ‘The Raid.’

(REVIEW) Syracuse Stage’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Byron Cage is a different story.


Models stomped the stages during Syracuse Fashion Week April 9 – 12.


In this week’s episode we explore #GEARS

PHOTOS: On and off the field.

Modern robotics has taken an incredible step forward to bridge the gap between reality and science fiction.

We are Muslim. We don’t use crosses. We are going to paint inside the church because we don’t honor icons.

The Cayuga Wine Trail Wine and Herb Festival

News & Opinion

Rejected by Supreme Court, Onondaga Nation pursues land claim in an international forum

(Sanity Fair) I’m feeling that freedom already.

We’re lucky to have the Chiefs, especially this time of year. Where else can you buy a beer that gets colder with each sip?

(Rant & Rave) Downtown Parking, Make a Wish and Kissing Grandma