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September 21, 2013 - 7:36pm
Everything from flash mobs to spoken word poetry were featured in a two-day arts festival that took place at Syracuse University, along the Connective Corridor and in downtown Syracuse.

Those with a craving for the arts got a particularly sweet treat last weekend when the CRAVE arts immersion festival overtook Syracuse.

Among the events were Math in Motion at the MOST, Symphoria Inside Out, a zombie makeup workshop at the Red House and a "Thriller" flash mob in City Hall.

October 27, 2012 - 8:40am
Ryan Wickstrand's Zombie Pumpkins celebrates a decade of pumpkin carving concepts.

Some people are completely content with carving the same old triangle-eyed, toothless grinning face into their Halloween pumpkin year after year. Others, however, are up for something a little more challenging.

“By the time I entered my teens, I started to do more advanced carvings with the patterns you find in store-bought kits,” said Zombie Pumpkins owner and lifelong Halloween enthusiast Ryan Wickstrand. “It didn't take long for me to get the urge to design my own, and I never looked back.”

August 30, 2010 - 4:29pm
Reviews: Choosing shows at the New York International Fringe Festival is an artistic risk, as two fringe shows indicate.

The New York International Fringe Festival can only be described by one word: random.

Random in shows, random in jokes, and random in quality.

This means that when choosing shows, there’s always the chance that it will either be a questionable decision or it may be the best show that you’ve seen this season.

For me, the two shows I saw during the festival embodied this random occurrence concept.

August 25, 2010 - 7:52pm
It can be tough to choose from among 200 comedies, musicals and dramas at the budget-friendly festival.

What happens when you have 200 plays, five days in New York City to see them, and a student budget?

The answer: Choose whichever one seems promising and pray that it’s worth the inexpensive $15 ticket. And this was the conundrum I found myself in during the second week of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Fringe Theater is theater that is non-mainstream, the type that is off-Broadway and not meant for mass appeal. In other words, no Wicked or Jersey Boys.

December 12, 2009 - 5:05pm
People keep messing with Jane Austen's work. I'm annoyed by it.

I am a fervent Jane Austen fan. I love her eloquent prose, her portrayal of social conventions during Victorian England, and her penchant for subtle criticism. And I think people need to leave her work well-enough alone!

As you may or may not know, her work is in the public domain and is no longer covered by copyright. So, people can do what they will with it. And ohhhh have they. 

October 29, 2009 - 10:47pm
Meet a few of the living dead who recently roamed downtown Syracuse.

Hordes of the living dead descended upon Armory Square on Oct. 17, looking like they just pulled themselves from their graves.

Limping, dragging their limbs and eating ‘flesh’, zombies made their way from bar to bar in downtown Syracuse’s first ever “Zombie Walk” sponsored by local radio station 95X.