Muse House

September 27, 2017 - 3:48pm
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 - 9:11am
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 - 3:54pm
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 - 9:07pm
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 - 5:09pm
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 - 1:21am
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.

October 30, 2014 - 5:11pm
Review: The new PC game places players inside the heart of a slowly unraveling mystery, with plenty of gorgeous visuals to entice them further.

Before placing players on the ominously dilapidated railroad leading into Red Creek Valley, PC video game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter opens with a disclaimer. The simple warning — white text on a black screen — pertains not to harsh language or moments of graphic violence, which begin to manifest within minutes of the start of the game, but to narrative style: “This game is a narrative experience that does not hold your hand.”

October 29, 2014 - 1:27pm
Everyone knows The Shining, Rosemary's Baby and the slasher flicks of the 1970s and '80s, but do you know these nine psychologically daunting horror concoctions?

When it’s October, and the nights come quicker and the leaves are crunchier, millennials (and probably older people too, but they’re less seasonally nostalgic) want to watch scary movies.

October 28, 2014 - 12:37pm
Review: A flamboyant, whimsical tale still in its infancy hits its stride and sparks important social conversations.

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 25, 2014.

Homosexual penguins, a flamingo dressed like Elton John and a polar bear wearing ballet flats are just a few of the characters you’ll see frenetically flouncing around the stage at the Redhouse Arts Center’s endearing production of The Penguin Tango.

October 27, 2014 - 4:25pm
Review: Family, tradition and ghosts of the past haunt the stage during the performance of August Wilson's play, which runs until Nov. 9.

Editor's note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 25, 2014.

August Wilson’s 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells all the right stories.