Life & Style: Multimedia Belt

October 30, 2014 - 10:12am
In this original silent film, a pair of ghosts teaches a living couple that love conquers all, including death.

Our short silent film, 13 Curves, uses a local ghost story to illuminate the omnipresent power of love and connection.

October 21, 2014 - 11:28am
More vendors fill a larger venue for this year's Salt Market in downtown Syracuse.

Each year, the Salt Market has grown.

This year, locally-printed seasonal greeting cards, hand-dyed print shirts, artisan handmade jewelry, handmade soaps, art prints, scarves and other crafts filled two floors of the newly opened Sky Armory in downtown Syracuse. The chic string-lit venue was packed with shoppers.

“We have vendors from Pennsylvania this year, apart from other central New York cities like Buffalo and Rochester,” said Vanessa Rose, co-founder of the market.

October 2, 2014 - 10:34am
Syracuse's Byron Schlenker breaks the Guinness World Record for the World's Widest Tongue.

“Gee, I wonder how wide my tongue is?” Byron Schlenker wondered to his eighth-grade daughter, Emily, on a ride home from the Onondaga Free Library in Syracuse. Along with them was the 2012 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Emily had gotten the book for a class assignment, and while flipping through it Schlenker had happened upon the page with the "World’s Widest Tongue" category.

September 22, 2014 - 3:09pm
An assortment of performers dressed in eye-catching costumes mingled with fairgoers at the 23rd annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair.

 Artists, service organizations, trinkets for sale, cultural performances and food from local restaurants drew crowds to Sunday's Westcott Street Cultural Fair.

September 2, 2014 - 3:57pm
The fair ran for 12 days and captured an array of the Empire State's culture from livestock, to Native American Heritage, to fried tasty treats.

The Great New York State Fair is a buzzing, wonderfully chaotic place, where hundreds of thousands of people from all across the Empire State gather to celebrate all that this glorious state has to offer. Whether you’re a city-dweller or making your way in from the country, whether you’ve come to claim a blue ribbon for your prized cattle or come to eat deep-fried Oreos and ride the tilt-a-whirl until you hurl, the fair has something for everyone.

May 27, 2014 - 4:09pm
A ceramics graduate student's work reflects his Southern roots, travels and passions.

Andrew McIntyre is a burly guy with a long drawl, the kind of guy most people would describe as a little bearish, but his hands are as delicate as a surgeon's.

Andrew McIntyre is a potter.

Growing up in a creative home in the deep South (his grandfather was a carpenter, his father an ice sculptor, his sister a photographer), McIntyre discovered ceramics young and then, as he puts it, “just kept on throwing.”

May 27, 2014 - 1:41pm
Commentary: This year's fashion students revealed their senior collections to a packed Goldstein Auditorium.

Syracuse University fashion design seniors completed their final test in the program on April 25, debuting their own 25-piece collections in the annual College of Visual and Performing Arts fashion show.

Tired, stressed and sleep deprived, dozens of students pulled themselves together for the moment they had been waiting for since freshman year. 

April 29, 2014 - 1:55pm
Wildflowers out there, rejoice!

Festival fashion is a trend that bloomed in music festival season and has influenced spring season trends in brands such as Free People, Express, H&M and Forever 21 with florals and tribals, and the start of new hot trends.

Similarly, wildflowers are the young, fashionable, creative groups of women who love festivals of any and all kinds. The name is a metaphor for the independent feminine bohemian soul.

April 21, 2014 - 2:28pm
Robert McNeill, who drives both the Shuttle 44 and the Shuttle U Home, talks about his different experiences transporting people late at night.

Robert McNeill is a former Syracuse University student and army veteran who is currently employed as a driver for Shuttle 44 under the Department of Public Safety. He also drives the Shuttle U Home for Students for Community Safety, a branch of DPS.

April 14, 2014 - 10:07am
Sophomore Peggy Pappas has been working out six days per week and adhering to a very strict diet plan before this Saturday's Kentucky Muscle event.

Syracuse University sophomore Peggy Pappas is training for her first bodybuilding competition. Having spent the past few months getting her body into top shape, Pappas is entering crunch time before the April 19 contest.

Pappas is competing in the NPC (National Physique Committee) bikini division at a strength and fitness extravaganza called Kentucky Muscle, which will take place in Louisville, Ky.