Angry Birds

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Eight Arrested and 3,000 Birds Rescued As "Operation Angry Birds" Busts Cockfight in Queens

    On Saturday night, state police, investigators from the New York Attorney General's Office, and the Department of Homeland Security brought an end to a popular attraction held at an abandoned storefront in Queens: a cockfighting ring, where roosters raised in upstate New York and held at a pet store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Six Nerdy Groups With Intolerable Fans

    Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that our brains naturally has an ... More >>

  • Theater

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Chocolate Angry Birds and Fancy Peeps at Dominique Ansel

    When playful pastry wizard Dominique Ansel first opened his Soho bakery, he sold out of his flaky French pastries almost every morning. In the two years since, the crowds have become a bit more manageable, but the chef's whimsical creations are still in full effect.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2013

    Angry Birds: You've Played the Game, Now Eat the Cake

    Three very Angry Birds. Can you name them? The wildly popular video game Angry Birds--invented by Finns, and said to have undergone over one billion downloads across the world universe in all formats--has gone analog!

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    High on Fire's Matt Pike Talks Sobriety, Pajamas, and Jesus Christ's Time-Traveling Twin Brother

    This has been a year of ups and downs for the Oakland, California, metal band High on Fire. On the upside, the band's sixth album, De Vermis Mysteriis, was released. It kicks ass. On the downside, frontman Matt Pike boozed his way into rehab over the summer. But he's out now, and the band's back on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    A Handy Flowchart For Selecting Your 2012 CMJ Panels, Day 3

    Welp, here we go again--Day 3 of CMJ 2012 serves up 23 music biz panels during the day which are accessible only to people with the all-access badges, followed at night by another frenzied shitstorm of concerts, the best of which probably will decide not to let you in even if you do have one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    Rightbloggers Bash "Bully" Biden for Speaking Roughly to Poor Paul Ryan

    The week before last, Obama phoned in his first debate performance against Romney, and rightbloggers were ecstatic that the challenger had "schooled" and "humiliated" the President. "If last night's debate was a boxing match," one of the brethren gloated, "a referee would have had to stop the fight. ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2012

    After Angry Birds Incident, Scott Stringer Writes Letter to Ray Kelly

    This is a story about Angry Birds and a Manhattan pol who is probably going to run for mayor in 2013. More specifically, this is a story about an Angry-Birds-inspired police raid that prompted Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to write a letter to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. On Novem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    I Made Keith Olbermann Laugh!

    On last night's Countdown show, Keith and I had tons of fun dissecting the Republicans' pledge to ban "hard-core, offensive porn" and -- on a whole other plane -- we also managed to chew over their probable Valentine's Day plans. Among my HILARIOUS outbursts:

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    There Are Only Two Nominees For Best Original Song At This Year's Oscars

    A few years back the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences switched up the rules for Best Original Song, making the hurdles a track had to clear in order to get nominated a little more difficult and introducing the possibility that no songs at all would be nominated during a particular year. ( ... More >>

  • Music

    October 26, 2011

    The iPod Turns 10

    Every day I'm shufflin'

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    Amazon Probably Going To Announce Tablet This Week

    ​Amazon is going to have a press conference in the city Wednesday, which probably means it's going to show the world a new tablet, the New York Times reports today. But the question that looms is: will everyone be dying to have an Amazon tablet when there's already the iPad?

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    Windows 8: A Guide

    ​Last week, journalists and software designers were treated to a preview of Microsoft's latest operating system: Windows 8. The preview was held at Microsoft's Build conference in Anaheim, and those in attendance report a wildly different Windows. CNN calls it "radical" and CNET says it will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Texting While Driving Is Now a $150 Fine in New York

    ​Can we just say it, all together? If you're driving, you should not be...drinking; texting; sexting; eating; putting on makeup; reaching around to slap someone in the backseat, even if they really are getting on your last nerve; applying Vaseline to a watermelon; wishing your hard-of-hearing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Live: Pomplamoose Keep It Real At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg

    Pomplamoose Music Hall Of Williamsburg Friday, June 24 Better than: Watching broadcast TV without a DVR. Explaining where I was going on Friday night engendered one of two single-syllable reactions from my friends: "Ugh!" or "Who?" Pomplamoose, the male-female duo from San Francisco who became fa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The iPad 2 Will Change The Way You Spend $500

    Will It Have Number Munchers?​Steve Jobs surprised the crowd and received a standing ovation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today. It was thought Apple COO Tim Cook would fill in for the reportedly ailing Jobs, but the Turtlenecked One was there to announce the release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer Break Up; The Daily Free Until March 21

    ​The joke possibilities are endless, but we'll leave it to Jay Leno: fact is, Kathleen Parker has departed the show half named after her, CNN's Parker Spitzer, after only four, under-performing months. Starting on Monday, the show will be called In The Arena, "an ensemble program," which still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Words With Friends is the New Angry Birds, Except You Might Just Fall in Love

    ​When the iPhone game Angry Birds hit the front page of the New York Times, we were amazed that humans were collectively clocking "16 human-years of bird-throwing every hour." But has anyone ever met their mate on Angry Birds? They have on Words With Friends, Zynga's popular Scrabble rip-off, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Duane Reade May Have Watched You Pee

    ​But only if you worked there! Sixteen Duane Reade employees are suing the company for rigging bathrooms with cameras and "recording devices" (?) ostensibly to make sure workers weren't, what, playing Angry Birds or snorting drugs? It's hard to fathom this ever seeming a good idea at a manager ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2010

    Angry Birds is Taking Over the World, Including the Front Page of the New York Times

    ​Brick Breaker is so over. This Sunday, the cover of the New York Times will feature tech writer Jenna Wortham's take on the super-popular iPhone game Angry Birds, which she describes simply as "catapulting birds at elaborate fortresses constructed by evil pigs." How could anyone resist? Appar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    The Daily Kill Dossier, Part 2: Another Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

    ‚ÄčPreviously, on Lost: we revealed the names of a bunch of people who fate landed in the News Corp. building to go work on Rupert Murdoch's Dharma Initiative, a daily newspaper for the iPad called The Daily. Now we know who some of The Others are. Press Clips, Day 25, The News Corp Daily iPad Kill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

    ‚ÄčAs it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Angry Birds, The Short Movie (Video)

    ​When Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to the world, we were told to expect the world to be changed by the way we consume movies, music, write emails, and read things. Instead, what we really got was a better way to play Angry Birds, which is the best thing that happened in 2010. And now, there's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Korean Attack Firefight Madness: The Bullet Point Roundup of North and South Korea's Giant, Scary Game of Battleship

    ​If you have any siblings -- or know anyone with siblings -- you probably know that as children, fights can erupt between the two as tensions are basically lifelong. And you are probably aware of the cliche when a parent walks in a ravaged room with two bleeding, hair-pulled, bite-marked child ... More >>