Star Wars

November 15, 2017 - 11:00pm
Cosplayers from all over will attend Syracuse's retro video game-themed convention this weekend at the Oncenter, donning elaborate themed costumes.

In a posted Instagram photo, John Bass looks like a knight in 21st century armor ready to take on a supervillain. Black and silver metal plates cover him from head to toe, a fiery red light glows from his chest, two square-shaped hand cannons are on his wrists and another appears on the suit’s shoulder ready to fire Nerf darts. The costume is based on the Marvel Comics character War Machine, who appears in the Marvel Studios films and is portrayed by actor Don Cheadle.

March 23, 2016 - 11:47am
The worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars meet at the charmingly unconventional Syracuse art exhibition.

The white-walled warehouse hallway was littered with little treasures, from sewn blankets to painted Vans, giant canvases, and marker drawings. The Tech Garden's latest exhibition, Star Wars vs. Star Trek: A Logical Choice, is a celebration of two of science fiction’s most iconic franchises.

November 2, 2014 - 9:57am
A schoolteacher, landscape designer and painter, Brett Rewakowski creates art that help others cope with loss.

Brett Rewakowski did not have it easy growing up. One by one, everyone who was close to him decided to leave. 

At 10 years old, his father had a heart attack. In college, his best friend died in a car crash. In his twenties, a hunter shot and killed his cousin. Years later after a fine party, his friend’s girlfriend insisted she wanted to drive. She was slightly drunk. On the way back, she flipped the car over, killing them both.

This pattern has continued.

November 27, 2009 - 10:15am
A review of "Wishful Drinking," a one-woman show performed by Carrie Fisher at Studio 54 in New York City.

About halfway through “Wishful Drinking” one begins to wonder for whom the show is intended.  Traditionally, theatre is performed to bring about an emotional response from the audience but “Wishful Drinking” balances that purpose with the needs of its creator and star.  The one-woman show is a vehicle for Carrie Fisher to take control of her demons by confronting them—in full view of an audience.