Entertainment analyst Bill DeLapp previews the Syracuse International Film Festival’s weekend with locally connected moviemakers
Earlier this month the Syracuse International Film Festival placed an accent on “international.” Award-winning Iranian filmmaker, photographer, video artist and poet Abbas Kiarostami visited Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), as he conducted workshops with students and presented screenings of his features at several venues. During his two-week stay Kiarostami even squeezed in some time to read his poetry at the SU Warehouse’s Point of Contact Gallery.
Rockin’ the Redhouse and Remembering Mike Casale
Last year the 6-year-old Rockin’ the Red Cross fundraiser took new shape when it morphed into Rockin’ the Redhouse. Bill Hider, chairman of the Redhouse board of directors and head of the fundraiser committee, realized that the transition year was tough for everyone. But this year’s event is stronger than ever.
Schweinfurth Art Center’s ‘Made in New York’
The new display at Auburn's Schweinfurth Art Center rambles through several rooms, presenting work by 65 artists. An exhibition this large inevitably offers contrasts in media, subjects, and artistic perspective. However, the 2014 edition of Made in New York has its own imprint. There's interest in small pieces, in distinctive approaches to familiar subjects, in photos which make up one-third of the show's portfolio, and much more.
(Sanity Fair) Alternative Weekly Seeks Office Manager and Sex Columnist.
In all the excitement over the recent launch of the redesigned Syracuse New Times, you might have missed the news that we are losing a valued member of our team. Christine Dolgos Scheuerman, our office manager, will be heading to North Carolina, leaving us to pick up the pieces and carry on. Before she goes, Christine will have the unenviable task of finding her own replacement. To that end, she has prepared a job description, which you can find in this issue or on our website. The job description reads in part:
Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, at the Central New York Playhouse
Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, at the Central New York Playhouse through May 3, is the playwright’s second essay on comedy. In The Sunshine Boys (1972), he shows us how the wells of humor are found in bitterness and disappointment. In the autobiographical Laughter (1993), Simon lets us know how a joke factory works. He was once the junior-most (25 years old) member of a team producing 90 minutes of material for a volatile neurotic on live television. The action begins in March 1953, but there is nothing nostalgic about Laughter. In an uncanny anticipation of AMC’s Mad Men, Laughter presents a world that, for all its explosive hilarity amid tension, we have no wish to return to.
Don’t feel bad, Syracuse Cheesecake Factory.
How would you react if you had a close friend who behaved in a revolting, hurtful way that violated the most basic tenets of civilization? Would you run from that person, or would you offer heaping portions of love and support because that’s what a true friend does in a crisis?
The district has extended the application deadline until April 28.
There is still time for pupils to apply for kindergarten and first-grade classes beginning this fall at the Syracuse Latin Academy, a new concept school that the city school district is opening in September in the same building as Hughes Elementary School. The district has extended the application deadline until April 28.
SU Senior Collection Fashion Show
The loud noise of Jessica Wolfe’s sewing machine is nothing compared to the ball of nerves inside of her. Beautiful mustard colored fabric is strewn about and cutouts of pieces for a jacket are meticulously lying on the table. Her other designs proudly hang nearby. She is nearly finished with her collection, yet her work will never be done.
(Campbell Conversations) Grant Reeher interviews Judge Joseph Fahey
One of Syracuse’s most intriguing mayors is Democrat James McGuire, who in 1896 bucked a Republican establishment to be elected. Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey has written a biography of McGuire, James K. McGuire: Boy Mayor and Irish Nationalist. In his six years in office, McGuire built 38 schools, initiated extensive street paving and was a key figure in the creation of the Everson Museum and the Carnegie Library.
“It’s going to take a little while to get this thing right”
Jason Smorol left baseball, but baseball never left him.
“We chose the name ‘Hayseed Bakery’ to reflect the simple, wholesome nature of our baked goods”
How do farmers spend the winter?
(Face Time) Kellie Gingold, the 2014 Syracuse Woman of the Year.
The Syracuse Commission for Women has named Kellie Gingold 2014 Syracuse Woman of the Year. Gingold was selected for her volunteer work on fundraisers including the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Fashion Show, benefiting Hope for Heather; Race for the Cure; Manlius Pebble Hill After Prom Party: Pimped, benefiting the American Heart Association; and Ronald McDonald House Charity Fashion Show.
(Rant and Rave) Earth Day and Auto Free Zones
So, you’ve found the Rant & Rave corner. What goes here? You go here.
(Auto) Here are a few highlights from the muscle of the show
The New York International Auto Show, which opened last weekend, is featuring plenty of family cars we’ll actually drive, with new models for Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Jeep Renegade and Suburu Outback. Fine, dependable family cars. Responsible cars.
New uniforms for the SU football team
Every week in this space, the Syracuse New Times will give you a piece of our mind. For what it’s worth.
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)
ARIES (March 21-April 19) If for some inexplicable reason you are not simmering with new ideas about how you could drum up more money, I don't know what to tell you -- except that maybe your mother lied to you about exactly when you were born. The astrological omens are virtually unequivocal: If you are a true Aries, you are now being invited, teased and even tugged to increase your cash flow and bolster your financial know-how. If you can't ferret out at least one opportunity to get richer quicker, you might really be a Pisces or Taurus. And my name is Jay Z.
County defends health department reorganization.
A woman with years of experience as a social worker in Syracuse tells a story of a mother sleeping with her newborn baby in bed between her and the baby’s dad. The baby suffocated because of the heat of the parents' bodies and the heat of the room.
The internet is full of lists and how-to articles from random sources.
There is one thing that I have to try, because I'm curious about it. There is no pride with admitting to what this thing is, but it's something some of us may have endured due to the sheer curiosity of it...or giving in to the coaxing friend(s)...or you were dragged out of your home, kicking and screaming.
Syracuse start up ‘Regattable’ creates portable boat
Two suitcases, actually.
Pastor Todd Burpo’s real story reaches complex heights
Of course a movie should not sway something as significant as whether or not you believe in an afterlife.
April 14 – 20
Each Sunday we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times (digital edition). This week: readers clicked on everything from Dr. Cynthia Morrow and social media to fashion and 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.
The grill will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday (weather permitting)
Did you know that World Airports are Being Targeted by UFOs?
It was a routine November day at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in 2006. At Gate C-17 a United Airlines ramp employee was pushing back United Airlines Flight 446, bound from Chicago to Charlotte. Suddenly the United ramp employee saw it, a metallic disk hovering above the airport. He immediately informed the flight crew he was servicing about the object overhead and they too witnessed this event. At another area of the airport, numerous other air employees observed the same stationary disk. A United airline manager who was observing the object contacted the tower and they were as puzzled and stunned as everyone else. Finally, the disk shot upwards with such force and speed that it punched a hole in the cloud cover leaving a visible portal to the blue sky above.
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.
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.
(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.
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)
Memoir of SU rape written in hopes recovery will be easier for other victims