Muse House

March 5, 2018 - 11:25am
The film won four awards, including best director for Guillermo del Toro.

In an era dominated by uncertainty, it’s nice to know that some things are still predictable. The winners of last night’s Academy Awards had all been front-runners in their categories for months. There were no upsets and plenty of perennial runners-up getting their time in the spotlight.

January 23, 2018 - 5:59pm
The 90th Academy Awards will air March 4

The 90th Academy Awards will be presented March 4, and, because it’s 2018, the nominees were announced today via a series of tweets. 

December 6, 2017 - 10:04pm
The concert at St. Paul's in downtown Syracuse is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Amid shopping for gifts and stringing colorful lights all over houses, there is one seemingly forgotten part of the holiday season: Winter Solstice. Falling on Dec. 21 this year, the Winter Solstice marks the end of the longest night of the year. In Downtown Syracuse, this event is celebrated weeks ahead of time with Solstice at the Cathedral.

November 15, 2017 - 11:32pm
Review: This installment from DC Studios is better than 'Batman v. Superman,' but way worse than 'Wonder Woman.'

Superhero movies aren't talked about the way they should be. They’ve walled themselves off into their own genre, and insisted that they be rated on separate terms from the rest of the film world. Justice League, the latest from DC Studios, is not a very good movie, but it is also not demonstrably worse than what Marvel has put out.

September 27, 2017 - 2:48pm
Preview: The three day festival will feature film screenings, and opportunities to hear from the directors behind these projects.

This weekend, the fifteenth annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival will bring stories of human struggle from around the world to the Syracuse University campus. Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 28 and lasting through Saturday, Sept. 30, the festival has brought in a program of documentaries that speak to the universality of human suffering. Here's the full rundown of films on the schedule:

September 19, 2017 - 8:11am
An arts journalism grad student returns from the Toronto International Film Festival with his pick of the festival’s most exciting movies

This year, Syracuse University graduate students from the Goldring Arts Journalism program traveled from Syracuse to Toronto to attend the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival. Here is a roundup of some of the notable movies that one student saw:

December 2, 2016 - 2:54pm
Ryan Gaus, an 18-year-old from Baldwinsville, is a tech genius who builds code, produces apps, and much more.

Trick or treating has become a digital event with the invention of the app, Crowd Candy. Not only can the users of the app vote on how well the candy selection is at neighborhood houses, but they can vote on how wicked they are, too. Creator of Crowd Candy, Ryan Gaus, an 18 year old from Baldwinsville produced the app at the fall hackathon event in 2013.

September 22, 2016 - 8:07pm
Student poetry club holds opening ceremony to meet with interested members, practice performing and announce new events.

For nearly a decade, Verbal Blend Poetry has recruited students to write, perform and compete in spoken-word poetry. The group kicked off its first event of the semester on Wednesday with performances from both returning and new members.

Coordinator for Student Engagement Cedric Bolton founded the organization in 2007, and has planned writing workshops, open mic nights and poetry slams for this year.

October 4, 2015 - 4:09pm
Review: The comedian known for his work on "Chappelle's Show" entertains Syracuse crowd with fresh material.

When I arrived at the Oncenter on Friday night, unsurprisingly there was a line wrapped twice around the block with those who were there to see comedian Dave Chappelle perform.

November 18, 2014 - 12:21am
Review: An expressive cast saves the airy 'Stepping Out' from its most problematic element: its writing.

Editor's note: This review was originally published at Green Room Reviews on Nov. 17, 2014.

SU Drama’s second play of the season, Stepping Out, felt like an extra long episode of Seinfeld: It was laugh-out-loud funny, but it was a play about nothing.