The Grateful Gallery visits First Friday

Grateful Art in The Electric City We caught up with The Grateful Gallery’s John Warner about his upcoming appearance at The Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton, on Friday, March 7 as part of Susquehanna Breakdown’s Fee Free event. The night will feature selected works from The Grateful Gallery, as well as live music from The Kalob Griffin Band and...

Earfull: Suze

Local act SUZE release new album Sounds from Thursday Evening   Somewhere deep within the bowels of a warehouse in Pittston — surrounded by floral supplies: foam, fake flowers, accents, vases, and assorted ephemera — lead singer and guitarist Adam McKinley of SUZE turns to make a point. “I’m really glad we’ve got a chance to talk to everyone in...

Up Close: Brian Rotherforth

Up Close & Personal Let There Be Snow   Surrounded by snow in sub-freezing temperatures outside the lodge at Montage Mountain, it’s easy to forget that the summer’s Lazy River attraction is buried nearly eight feet below. With only a few inches of natural snow on the ground outside the boundaries of the ski area, it’s a testament to the...

Earfull: A Fire With Friends

FIRE IT UP A FIRE WITH FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE RELEASE  OF GHOST HOUSE  WITH A SPECIAL SHOW   Something has been swirling in the ether around the area for longer than a year, popping up here and there in front of audiences, and occasionally, alighting to be captured one bit at a time. Now it’s time for the spectre to fully materialize: Ghost House is the...

Up Close: Matt Mang

Up Close & Personal Superheroes and Great Parties Like any good comic book hero, Matt Mang leads a double life. By day, he’s a mild-mannered manager at Scranton’s Comics on the Green, by night the bassist for Scranton’s up-and-coming pop-rock sensation, The Great Party. We caught up with Matt in between his time behind the counter and his time on...

Eat Fresh: A closer look at game meat

Pop quiz: How long does it take for the food we eat to reach your plate? If you’re buying meat from the local supermarket, it’s possible it’s spent up to two months or even longer going through the supply chain. That serves most people just fine, but with increasing concerns over quality of meat — as well as hormones and treatment of the animals —many...

Step Away From the Keyboard

Admiring the Acoustics As a gear nerd, I’ve always been fascinated by disassembling finished products and looking at the guts of a thing. That’s why so many “how it’s made” type TV shows and specials are popular — watching a bunch of random components get assembled into something useful is amazing. Many complex items are assembled entirely by...

Step Away From the Keyboard

TUCKER HOTTES spends some quality time with critters   Think your job is tough? Volunteer for a day at an animal shelter. There I stood, with a syringe in my gloved hands, surrounded by towels and the sound of clanking bars all around me. I had to keep a tight grip on my captive — one minor lapse in attention, and it’d be a quick escape and difficult...

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WEB MASTER TUCKER HOTTES suggests a few apps every college student needs   College students: you need these apps It’s been a little while since I’ve had the pleasure of being a full-time college student. (Our College Extra section this week is bringing me back). I wasn’t in school during the Stone Ages, but I do come from a time before smartphones...

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WEB MASTER TUCKER HOTTES is singing Tom Petty songs   PDA for GTA The waiting is, indeed, the hardest part. If you’re a fan of video games in even a remote sense, you’re likely already holding a copy of one of the most anticipated releases of the year, if not longer: Grand Theft Auto V. Even more so than other genres, the GTA series and its open-world...