The Scarier Dome delivers local and touring bands, homemade snacks, and an “all welcome” vibe that attracts a loyal and large crowd. This house full of music-loving dudes delivers student-music shows that range from garage rock to hip hop. But its homemade tacos and the "all welcome" vibe that keeps the crowds coming.
This Armory Square record store has established itself as a haven for metal-heads and vinyl-nerds alike.
This original American art form was born in Mississippi Delta in the 19th century but soon found fans around the country and the globe, including here in the Salt City.
How Ra Ra Riot stuck together through fame, tragedy, and house parties on Euclid Avenue.
From student-run venues to those devoted to the African diaspora, controversial subjects, and social engagement, these galleries fuel inspiration and creation.
Beyond heavy doors, in a temperature-controlled room behind the office of Jeff Hoone, Light Work's Executive Director, hundreds of copies of photos previously shown in the studio wait to be rediscovered. Enjoy a few from the most influential contributors.
Books are like the Internet. They possess the power to take you to magical places. Unlike the Internet, you need to go to a physical place to find these books. These places are called bookstores. Begin your next jump on the reading rainbow with these four shops.
When all other Newhouse grads flocked to New York City, Ryan Van Winkle traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland in pursuit of a New Year’s Eve party in August of 1999. Sixteen years later, he's an award-winning poet, a celebrated podcast host, and a one-man, international, creative circus. Lucky for us, he agreed to field a few questions.
Maybe it’s in the salt. Or the snow. Or possibly the university’s top MFA program. But whatever it is, a lot of the nation’s best writers lived and worked here. Some, like George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, and Mary Karr, found their creative space as students or as professors. Others, like Hart Seely, David Foster Wallace, and Bruce Coville, wrote stunning works while living in Central New York. Regardless, they deserve your attention.
Spiotta sees potential, and conflict, in the rusty edges of Syracuse, which inspires her complicated, yet inherently good, characters in her fourth critically acclaimed fiction, "Innocents and Others.” As a creative writing professor at SU, Spiotta continues the legacy of literary giants like George Saunders and Mary Karr who also got their breaks in Syracuse.
Once an abandoned hulk of a building, the Gear Factory now percolates with artists working to reclaim the space in the name of community, collaboration, and creativity.
Without the frills of big chain mega-movie-plexes, the Manlius Art Cinema attracts a loyal audience of independent cinema enthusiasts looking for one simple thing: a good movie.
Much of the art that resides in Syracuse requires you to crane your neck upward. Here's the must-see list of this city's jaw-dropping, architecturally amazing buildings.
Syracuse sits at the center of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in the Onondaga Reservation Nation and possesses a vibrant history and culture that informed this area and the creation of our nation.