Tag: Syracuse


    Graduation season is approaching, that time of year when the air is choked with visions of limitless possibility. And whether you’re looking to celebrate the occasion or inoculate against it, you’ll find no better tonic than the book launch of George Saunders’s Congratulations, By the Way, at the PowerHouse Arena. The book is an illustrated […]

  • The Comedy of Errors Serves Up Midcentury Mayhem; The Explorers Club Doesn’t Discover Much

    What lies along the bus route from Syracuse to Schenectady? In the Public Theater’s cheerful Comedy of Errors—now playing in Central Park—it’s Ephesus, town of endlessly confused identities, cigar-puffing mafiosi, and the occasional flying baloney. Shakespeare’s Roman-inspired comedy, as imagined by Daniel Sullivan, plays out in high ’30s style, amid rosy-brick buildings evoking midcentury New […]

  • Ra Ra Riot

    With up-tempo hooky chamber pop ditties and technically tight swagger, the Syracuse fivesome began as superstars of college rock radio. Now touring in support of their upcoming album, Beta Love, the band has entered a new stylistic phase, adding a synthpop veneer to their upbeat rhythms and layered production. Tue., Jan. 22, 8 p.m., 2013

  • Former Drunk Colin Farrell Has the Hots for a Mermaid Lady (in Ondine)

    A bad drunk dried out into a luckless loner fisherman, Syracuse (Colin Farrell) lives for visits with Annie (Alison Barry), his wise-beyond-her-years crippled kid stuck in the custody of her still-boozing mom. One morning, Syracuse pulls up his net and finds a shivering woman—or is she a mermaid?—and soon his fishing fortunes change. While Annie […]


    Most fans’ (including the President’s) brackets are in shambles, thanks to all the upsets and the Final Four being held in Indianapolis, so this may be the championship in which you should go to a party when the big game comes around. (Congrats to Cornell and Syracuse for being the only New York teams still […]

  • The Express Makes a Footnote into a Legend

    The story of Syracuse running back Ernie Davis—the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, in 1961, two years before he succumbed to leukemia—is absolutely worthy of a big-screen retelling. Davis, who died before ever playing a down alongside Jim Brown for the Cleveland Browns, has almost become a footnote—an inspirational fairy tale. Based on […]


    Wouldn’t it be nice to go to a party and hear something other than played-out songs by Justin Timberlake and Rihanna? Seriously, how many times can you pretend to get excited about the DJ playing “Don’t Stop the Music?” The Funk ’N’ Waffles party offers a welcome change of pace with exactly what the name […]

  • The Scam Sham

    In the 1860s, a con man persuaded a farmer near Syracuse to bury a cheap gypsum statue that had been altered to resemble a huge fossilized man. The statue was then “discovered” and proclaimed the “Cardiff Giant,” a specimen of a race said to have wandered the hills prior to the coming of man. Although […]

  • Hatchet Job

    Why am I so obsessed with wood? The barbecues I love—City Market in Luling, Texas; Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro, North Carolina; and George’s Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky, representing three distinct traditions—bombard their meat with thick wood smoke, running through hardwood by the cord (128 cubic feet) every day. Above these enterprises the pit master towers, […]

  • Moist Plants Downstairs

    LOCATION West Village RENT $1,197.50 [studio plus use of kitchen upstairs] SQUARE FEET 700 [lower floor of duplex in five-story converted pre-war building] OCCUPANTS Jodi Lin Wiener [fashion publicist] It’s so casbah here—the beads! It’s Middle Eastern with a touch of 1920s and, like, the crispness of something French, very fashiony. I always feel in […]