Blackbirds

Smiles at Summer Cider Festival VII at Blackbird Cider Works

Smiles at Summer Cider Festival VII at Blackbird Cider Works<p>Photo: 1 / 80<p>Happy Cider Week, Western New York. Blackbird Cider Works hosted its summer …

Western New York

Australia's Most Horrifying Animals

Image: iStock<p>Australia is notorious for its menagerie of venomous and man-eating animals. While most foreigners are aware of the saltwater croc, …

Zoology

Worried the Bull Market Is Over? First Grab Some Late Cycle Buying Opportunities

While many are calling for the end of the bull market, think twice before you start pulling your money out and shoving it under your mattress. …

Investing

Jim Cramer on How Companies Benefit From Helping Stakeholders

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on CNBC's Mad Money Wednesday is proposing legislation to force companies to cater more to stakeholders rather than …

Money

How about these apples? Inaugural Cider Week WNY kicks off

First came the brewers. Then came the distillers. And now, here come the ciderers. (OK, fine, it's cideries). The newest wave of alcoholic beverages …

Farm-to-table

12 Bay Area bars for creative frozen drinks

<i>Frozen drinks have become ubiquitous in San Francisco and the Bay Area, sparked by a wave of creativity and talent. Here are some of our favorite</i> …

Passionfruit

Country diary: a blackbird entranced by the sun

I guessed that the intermittent rustling sound under the beech hedge was a blackbird foraging, even before the culprit emerged, maniacally hurling dead leaves to left and right in a vain search for worms. During the hot weather earthworms have burrowed deep and curled up in underground chambers to …

Environment

Frozen cocktails are so hot right now

The coldest drink I ever had was a frozen summer cocktail in San Francisco.<p>Frozen libations are popping up at more Bay Area bars than ever before. Unbearable heat may not be the driving force, since our summers — as the notorious, misattributed Mark Twain quote goes — can be frosty.<p>The motivation …

San Francisco

This flight-sharing service is like Uber Pool for private planes

No shoes were removed, no toiletries put into separate clear bags, and there was no need to arrive two hours before the flight.<p>As part of …

San Francisco

Bitmovin Takes A Scorched Earth Approach To Patent Troll, Who Limps Away Quickly

A few years back, e-commerce company Newegg decided to take something of a scorched earth approach to all of the various patent trolls that came …

Intellectual Property

Interview: Sam Humphries Helps Decipher The Magic Of BLACKBIRD

Announced at Image Expo, Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel launch <i>BLACKBIRD</i> in October, a modern fantasy series set in the neon shadows of Los Angles. The …

Los Angeles

Folk Show: Episode 34

Karine Polwart opens this week's show with her new single from her forthcoming album, plus we have new music from Kitty MacFarlane, Mike Vass, …

New Singles

Yard Birds Mall

A giant roadside black bird marks the location of this eclectic local mall.<p>Just off the freeway in Chehalis, Washington, an enormous black bird …

Birds

Jeff Tweedy Announces New Book

Jeff Tweedy has announced a new book, <i>Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc.</i> It will be released on November 13 via Penguin in the United States (and on November 22, via Faber & Faber, in the UK). According to a press release, the book will “takes fans …

Music

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery<p>172 Baldwin St., Toronto, ON M5T 1L8, Canada | (416) 546-2280<p>Shop Type<p>Food, wine, or spirits<p>Features<p>Artisanal/handicrafts, Food and …

Bread

Martina McBride Reveals New Christmas Album and Tour

Great news for folks who consider Martina McBride’s 1998 holiday album, <i>White Christmas</i>, the yuletide standard.<p>On Oct. 19, Martina will release a new …

Los Angeles

A Handful of Boston’s ‘Tourist Traps’ Are Worth a Visit

As the week draws to a close, here’s a look back at the most-read stories this week, from a map of tourist traps that are actually worth visiting to news of upcoming expansion for Blackbird Doughnuts.<p>Boston’s Tourist Trap Restaurants That Are Actually Good: If you’re going to be obvious, do so in …

Boston

Outside Lands 2018: Cocktail Magic loses some of its spark

As always, the Cocktail Magic lineup at Outside Lands features some of San Francisco’s best cocktail bars: True Laurel, Blackbird, Rye, Benjamin …

Cocktails

Blackbird Doughnuts Spreads Its Wings to Brighton Next

The growing Gallows Group bakeshop brand also has a location coming soon to Harvard Square.<p>By ·<p>Blackbird Doughnuts Boston cream bismarck. / Photo …

New Balance

Indie Comics Spotlight: Jen Bartel talks Blackbird, Sailor Moon, and why Wonder Woman is everything

The first time I saw Jen Bartel’s work, it was for a variant cover for Image Comics' <i>Wicked + Divine #24</i>. That day I fell down the neon-rainbow-bright …

Graphic Novels

Blackbird Doughnuts Is Building a Brighton Outpost

Doughnut lovers in Allston-Brighton have something to look forward to: Blackbird Doughnuts is planning to open at 100 Holton St., Brighton, by the end of 2018. Blackbird has been hinting at the new location in its Instagram story, and owner Rebecca Roth Gullo confirmed to Eater via email that a new …

Boston

Republic Diner Shutters to Make Way for Blackbird Izakaya

Republic Diner and Noodle Bar in the Heights has officially closed its doors to make way for Blackbird Izakaya.<p>Signage posted on the restaurant’s door at 1221 West 11th Street announces its temporary closure to transform into the new restaurant. As Eater reported back in July, chef Billy Kin has …

Restaurants

Pairs of small colliding galaxies may seed future stars

Study highlights role of dwarf-galaxy mergers in refueling other galaxies with gas<p>A pair of dwarf galaxies closely circling the Milky Way, the Large …

Universe

These Are Your Two Favorite Camping Hammocks

Two contenders hung on to the most votes in this week’s search for the best camping hammock. It’s the Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Zip versus the …

Camping

Tour showcases shared art history of Indonesia and Singapore

As part of celebrations marking diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Singapore, the National Gallery of Singapore created an audio tour …

Indonesia

Alkaline Trio drop title track from upcoming album 'Is This Thing Cursed?'

Alkaline Trio are sharing the second single from the band’s highly anticipated upcoming album <i>Is This Thing Cursed?</i><p>Listen to the record’s title track …

Santa Cruz

Alkaline Trio Release Title Track From Is This Thing Cursed?

Alkaline Trio have released the title track from their upcoming new album <i>Is This Thing Cursed?</i>. Starting out as a piano-driven ballad, the song …

Pop Punk

How to lock down Windows 10, block telemetry and kill unwanted features like Cortana and Bing-integration

Windows 10 has got over its early teething problems, and is now shaping up to be an excellent operating system. It might have taken a long while to …

Windows 10

U.K. Greenlit: A New Agatha Christie Adaptation from Kenneth Branagh + More Projects Are Casting Now

<i>Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an</i> …

Agatha Christie

LargeUp Presents A Free Concert With Yellowman in Miami

LargeUp presents a free concert with <b>Yellowman</b> at Blackbird Ordinary in Miami on Sunday, August 19th.<p>The original king of dancehall returns to the 305 …

Caribbean