Some pit-stops to check this summer by Margaret McComick The Dinosaur Bar-B-Que looms large over Syracuse. It perfumes the air with the enticing aroma of slow-cooked meat, fills it with the sound of soulful blues—and the thunder of Harley-Davidsons—and brings busloads of visitors downtown.
Smartphone sales have been rising for 10 years. In the first quarter of this year, for the first time, more smartphones were sold than so-called feature phones (dumb phones), according to International Data Corp.
Shuli Egar is more serious than expected on the phone, but that doesn't mean his sense of humor is absent - he's even funnier when the anecdotes nonchalantly slide into the conversation.
For several hundred years, the sprawling stories of western culture’s oldest epic, Homer’s The Iliad, were recited and acted out before they were written down. Even when seen on the page, certain pages seem to cry out to be spoken:stark verbal encounters and the hair-raising viciousness of battle.
As you can tell from the title, Hamlet Cha Cha Cha is not a tragedy about a melancholy Danish prince who can’t make up his mind. Strange to say, this Hamlet (Peter Dowling), sometimes called “Hammy,” speaks quite a few of the lines from Shakespeare. Like, “O! that this too solid flesh would melt,” only here it becomes a gag line.
Abandoned prisons, biblical battles on Interstate 481 and infrared orange groves are among the pictures that line the hallways of The Tech Garden on Harrison Street in downtown Syracuse. They are a part of the surreal and haunting exhibition of four Syracuse-based photographers called Dreamt Realities, on display 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, May 24. It is the second exhibition organized by the curator of The Gallery at the Tech Garden, Maria Rizzo.
A woman was kneeling in prayer on the kitchen floor of her Seattle home when she felt someone grab her hair from behind. She later told police she thought it was her husband playing a joke on her, but when she turned around, she saw an unknown man. According to the police report, she yelled out, “Lord help me,” whereupon the intruder fell back, hitting his head on the refrigerator. The man then stumbled out of the house, taking only a $20 bill that had been sitting on the table, and drove off in a white Cadillac.
To the graduates of 2013: Have a great life. You are exiting the academy and venturing out into the world at the collision point of two world altering events—the first successful cloning of a human embryo and the news that the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has reached just shy of 400 parts per million.