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Why won’t someone develop a decent Twitter client for the Blackberry?

Image by via CrunchBase On the trip to the parent’s house this weekend, I was bemoaning the fact that Twitterberry is not exactly a stellar Twitter client for the Blackberry.  And I appear to be in good company since Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures complained about the same thing on Friday. So why is […]

DVD: “Last Weekend,” “Tusk,” “Elsa & Fred,” & More!

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

We’re ringing in the new year with a diverse batch of home entertainment releases, from senior citizen rom-com (Elsa & Fred, above) to off-kilter horror (Tusk) to a queer-inclusive drama starring Patricia Clarkson (Last Weekend). Scroll down for the deets!     Tusk ($24.99 Blu-ray, $19.98 DVD; Lionsgate) In this totally off-kilter horror-comedy from filmmaker […]

Garth And Kat Return To 'SNL' For A Hilarious Hanukkah Treat

"Saturday Night Live" celebrated Hanukkah right this weekend with a special visit from musical duo Garth and Kat. Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen returned to the show on Saturday and reprised their hilarious roles as underprepared songwriters. Show More Summary

10 Frames: Hangin' Tuff, Karaoke, Nark at KEXP, and Bottom 40

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A sampling of shots from last weekend. Brooklyn Benjestorf A Very Tuff Xmas: Hangin' Tuff debuted their second season at a very festive blow out at Fred Wildlife Refuge. Brand new episodes were aired on massive projection screens inShow More Summary

Chicagoist Weekend Theater: 'The Murder of Fred Hampton'

Our weekend theater is a full-length 1971 documentary called The Murder of Fred Hampton, in honor of the 45th anniversary of the Black Panther Party member's death. [ more › ]

Body Stuff playing full-band (mem Mutilation Rites, ex-Today Is The Day) w/ Corrections House; MR playing w/ Black Breath

by Rob Sperry-Fromm Curran Reynolds w/ Today is the Day at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro) Eyehategod/Neurosis/etc-related supergroup Corrections House will kick off their previously-discussed tour with Statiqbloom this weekend. As discussed that tour hits NYC for a sweet...

Former Redskins player Fred Smoot arrested on domestic assault charge

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot was arrested over the weekend and charged with domestic assault. Police were summoned to an Ashburn, Va., home at around 11 a.m. Sunday, a spokesman for the Loudoun County sheriff’s office said. The alleged victim told police that her boyfriend had grabbed her during an altercation and Smoot […]

Fred Jackson questionable, Sammy Watkins probable for Thursday night

The Bills got running back Fred Jackson back in the lineup against the Chiefs last weekend after he missed a game because of a groin injury, but Jackson didn’t play a prominent role in the team’s loss. His role for Thursday night in Miami is up in the air. Jackson practiced on a limited basis…

Pygmy Lush going on weekend tour w/ Pink Wash, who also have dates w/ Ought, Soupcans, Girlpool & more

Pygmy Lush at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro) Pygmy Lush, the folk/post-rock collective with members of screamo bands pg.99 and City of Caterpillar, are going a short tour this weekend with Pink Wash, the new-ish band wit...

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

8 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

8 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

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