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Why Is the New York Times Diagramless Crossword So Coy?

This weekend’s New York Times Magazine features a profile of Viola Davis, a much-discussed meditation on “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture,” and a diagramless crossword puzzle by Fred Piscop. Diagramless crosswords, or “diagramlesses,”...Show More Summary

St. Vincent filling in for Fred Armisen on 'Late Night' after this weekend's Celebrate Brooklyn show

St. Vincent @ Pitchfork 2014 (more by James Richards IV) St. Vincent, who recently did a 'Live on Letterman' concert, will continue her talk show conquest by filling in for Fred Armisen next week as the bandleader of Late Night...

Ash Borer & Hell on tour, playing 538 Johnson w/ Vilkacis and Mongrel after Saint Vitus show (updated dates)

by Wyatt Marshall Ash Borer at the Acheron in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro) We've mentioned that the black metal band Ash Borer and the doom band Hell are on a tour that comes to NYC this weekend to play...

The Heavy Lowdown: Electric Wizard, Empty Vessels, Mortals, Judas Priest, Bastard Sapling, weekend shows & more

by Ian Chainey Electric Wizard at MDF 2012 (More by Fred Pessaro) UK doomers Electric Wizard announced a new album. This one is called Time to Die and the title plays into a theme, according to singer/guitarist Jus Oborn: "All...

The Heavy Lowdown: Anaal Nathrakh, Gruesome, Accept, Karma to Burn, Eyehategod, Origin, weekend shows & more

by Ian Chainey Anaal Nathrakh at Inferno Festival, 2012 (More by Fred Pessaro) If you're not busy loading your pig's blood supersoaker, let's take a walk on the newswire: I wish I could vomit contracts on you people: Ruthless black....

B-52s' Fred Schneider and 'The Superions' Say 'Konnichiwa' in New Single: LISTEN

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

If you're itching for some retro B-52s flavor to kick off your weekend, Fred Schneider and his band The Superions released a single this week, called "Konnichiwa" which features Schneider's unmistakeable "Love Shack"-style verbalizing. Check it out and "circle the...

A Problematic POW, Ctd

Fred Kaplan clears up a few misconceptions about this weekend’s exchange of five captured Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: First, while Obama and his diplomats made the deal on their own (in line with his powers as commander-in-chief), it’s not true that he left Congress out of the picture. He briefed a small group of […]

TV highlights: ‘Crossbones’ premieres on NBC

“Dateline NBC” (NBC at 8 p.m.) investigates the story of Leslie and Fred Mueller. The couple were married for nearly 27 years, but after a weekend away at their cabin in Utah, Leslie was found dead and her husband was a lead suspect. Read full article >>

1914 Coney Island Diorama Is World's Largest Desktop-Printed Sculpture

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Luna Park opened in Brooklyn in 1903, during the heyday of Coney Island attractions. This weekend, artist Fred Kahl pays tribute to the park's history with a 3D-printed model depicting it as it appeared 100 years ago. It's being billed...Show More Summary

The Heavy Lowdown: new Black Anvil, Crowbar, Atlas Moth, YOB, Tombs, Eyehategod, Origin ++ weekend shows +++ more

By Ian Chainey YOB at the Bell House, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro) As American Express figures out a way to capitalize on metal bands struggling with visas, let's take a walk on the newswire: The crushing doom of YOB...

The Valuation Trap

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson warns that when a tech startup is valued in the billions, it has few options except to go public or land a deep-pocketed buyer. There is a long article on Square and Box in TechCrunch this weekend. I am not sold on the arguments the author makes about the commodity nature of both products. Show More Summary

Masters Insider: Couples Comfortable at Augusta

If every PGA Tour event was played at Augusta National, Fred Couples would still be one of its leading money winners. The 54-year-old goes into the weekend in the top 10 at the Masters for the fifth straight year. He'll need to reverse the trend of shooting 75 and 77 on Saturday the last two years.

Couples Leads AARP Charge Into Masters Weekend

5 months agoSports / Golf : On Par

Fred Couples won't have to worry about squeezing in a few extra practice rounds for the upcoming Greater Gwinnett Championship on the Champions Tour. He'll be honing his game this weekend at a much tougher venue.

Rennsport Weekend Review: Duels in the Desert

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You may be asking yourself, "where is Porsche9146?" Well, Fred has been kidnapped by all the drivers who have name searched him on Twitter; they are currently interrogating him to find answers on how they can dance while the Earth is turning, and how they can sleep while their beds are burning. Show More Summary

Sunday morning links

Here’s a small selection of links for those of you who may be catching up on posts this weekend. After the passing of the head of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, earlier this week, counter-protesters showed up at one of

Nate Phelps Issues Public Statement After His Father’s Death

Nate Phelps, the estranged son of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, broke the news over the weekend that the elder Phelps was on the "edge of death." Now that Fred is dead, Nate has issued a public statement by way of Recovering From Religion, a group for which he serves on the board.

Fred Phelps Is Dead (1929 – 2014)

Over the weekend, America rejoiced as it learned Fred Phelps was on his deathbed. And now word has come he’s (more than likely) learned he wasted his entire life thinking there’s a Christian Heaven because he’s dead now. He died. As for that business about why he was excommunicated? Turns out he floated the idea Read More...

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church reportedly near death.

6 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Charlton “Chuck” Stanley, Weekend Contributor Fred Phelps son, Nathan Phelps, has reported on his Facebook page that his father, Fred Phelps, Sr. is near death in a Topeka KS hospital.  Nathan himself has been estranged from his father and family for some time, and was “excommunicated” from the Westboro Baptist Church.  What few […]

Vert Attack 8 is a wrap!

Photo: Fred Ferand – Skater: Jeff Hedges The Vert Attack 8 halfpipe chaos which was once again sooo good is winding down. I’m sitting in the hotel lobby, saying bye to many of the vert skaters and new friends from the weekend after the final party last night. Three full days of vert ramp skating See it all... The post Vert Attack 8 is a wrap! appeared first on EUROPESKATE.COM.

Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein on Her Friendship With Fred Armisen and Comedy Versus Music

Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein met at an SNL after-party on a weekend Brownstein’s band Sleater-Kinney was playing New York. It’s unknown who made whom laugh first. Now, four seasons of co-writing and co-starring later, both of them have characterized their platonic friendship as “more intimate than marriage.” (We spoke... More »

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