Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Glenn Dixon’s Manual “Cat” Filter for Facebook

Former City Paper Arts Editor Glenn Dixon will totally unfriend you with extreme prejudice:
An experiment to keep Facebook interesting, because lately, I dunno, it hasn't been. I'm starting with 185 friends. And I'm unfriending anyone who posts a cute, humorous, or otherwise "entertaining" photo of a cat. I don't care if you genuinely love your [...]

The Points Have Broken Up

D.C.'s favorite party punkers posted the following on their Facebook page yesterday:

THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIME. OVER AND WAY OUT. THE POINTS.

I e-mailed the groups' drummer, Travis Jackson, for confirmation, and he responded:
YEAH, WE BROKE UP. THERE ARE NO PLANS FOR ANOTHER POINTS ALBUM. WE ARE MOVING ON TO OTHER PROJECTS.
More as I hear it, [...]

Arts Roundup: From E.T. to “The Facebook Effect” Edition

Good morning, everyone. A gorgeous Wednesday, with a high of 82 degrees today. Sounds like perfect weather for a run or an outdoor movie screening. The NoMa's Summer Screen is featuring E.T. tonight—nothing like a trip down memory lane, to summers long gone. BBQ and music begin at 7 p.m., the film starts at 9 [...]

Arts Roundup: The Billionaires Around Town Edition

Good morning, kids. It’s Wednesday, and the day looks kind of gorgeous on the other side of my curtains.
What a wonderful day to skip work, run to the nearest pool with headphones, a book you actually want to read, and live away. You never know. You might run into Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney or [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Facebook Eats Your Brain’ Edition

Morning, folks!
Let’s talk about Facebook for a second. Yesterday I came across—via Facebook, naturally—this infographic, which shows the gradual un-privatizing of an ever larger proportion of your profile. With the link, the friend who had posted it had written, “Time to leave?” To which Paul Carr over at TechCrunch would no doubt counter, “No, time [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Words Of Wisdom From Nomi Malone and Jessie Spano’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*Elizabeth Berkley plans to write a self-help book to help boost young girls' self-esteem. Presumably it'll skip the whole section about doing a movie where you snort coke, have sex in a pool, and push the lead showgirl down the stairs so you can take her place in a topless Vegas extravaganza. Though hopefully [...]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Arts Desk: Dirk Smiler, Bob Dylan, Door Polling

Dirk Smiler, Prominent Washington Goth, Is Dead
Dirk Smiler Owned the Gun that Killed Him
My Newest Facebook Friend: Recently Deceased Goth Dirk Smiler
Man Gave Names to All the Animals: Bob Dylan Children’s Books, Considered
Sins of Admission: Why It’s a Problem when a Club Asks, “Who Are You Here to See?”

My Newest Facebook Friend: Recently Deceased Goth Dirk Smiler

Earlier today I Facebook-friended Dirk Smiler, the flamboyant sommelier and fixture of Washington's goth scene who died Monday night. A few hours later, he friended me back. This was, at first glance, a little creepy.
Judging by how Smiler's friends have described him to me, I'm fairly sure he would've liked that. (The page, by the [...]

Arts Morning Roundup: Bundled up in Tauntaun Guts

Morning, y'all! Pep-pep's back, after an extended leave of absence, and he's ready to link your mind! For starters, WaPo runs yet another Facebook article; this time, there's a news peg on which to hang your irritation. Also, the Boston Globe really demonstrates its reach by patting the shit out of its own back: The [...]

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