NEW YORK — Colin Kroll, co-founder and chief executive of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead apparently of a drug overdose in his lower Manhattan apartment early Sunday, police said. Police officers found his body facedown on his bed after a concerned woman called 911 and asked police to check up on him in his SoHo apartment, on Spring Street. The woman’s relationship to Kroll was unclear, but police said she grew worried about his well-being. Police said they found what appeared to be cocaine and heroin in the apartment. Kroll was 34. Before creating HQ Trivia, which livestreams 15-minute trivia shows typically twice a day to tens of thousands of mobile users, Kroll co-founded the six-second video app Vine, which was sold to Twitter in 2012 and closed down last year. Kroll went on to work briefly for Twitter, and later acknowledged being fired for “poor management” after allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior toward women. HQ Trivia quickly … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia co-founder dies apparently of drug overdose, police say
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The game’s the game, even when it’s played in an end zone. That was the general sentiment among fans and players this weekend at the first basketball games to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium. Connor Bair, a senior forward at the University of St. Thomas, is the answer to the future trivia question of who scored the first basket there. The Prior Lake native had the early layup in the Tommies’ game with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He also had the first dunk, near the end of the game. “Once you start playing on the court with the lights shining on it, you don’t see anything else,” he said. His teammate Michael Hannon, a senior guard from St. Paul, added, “You just focus on the rim.” St. Thomas won the first-ever game played on a three-foot platform at the Vikings’ newish home, which opened in August 2016. The results mattered to the Tommies and the other teams who played Friday and Saturday nights, including the Golden … [Read more...] about For basketball players and fans, Vikings’ home feels just fine
TASTE TEST: Dream of the '90s alive in Tomato Bar's Porklandia Remember when people were eating pizza? Vegan pizza, gluten-free pizza? Pizza with a spicy alfredo base, a pesto base, an oil and garlic base? Pizza topped with portobello mushrooms, hardwood-smoked bacon, artichoke hearts and goat cheese?There's a place where that idea still exists as a reality. And I've been there.The tomato sauce never runs dry at Tomato Bar, a modern pizzeria with locations at 79 U.S. 41 in Schererville and 2310 Laporte Ave. in Valparaiso.Cory and Blair Muro, the duo that's also behind Ricochet Tacos and The Market in Valparaiso, run the gourmet pizzeria where chefs toss spinning discs of dough in an open kitchen that features a custom-made 3,000 BTU rotating oven, a Homer Simpson Pez dispenser and a Stormtrooper standing sentinel next to a can of ingredients.Tomato Bar specializes in "outside-the-box" pizzas like The Buff, which includes a Buffalo sauce base, … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: Dream of the ’90s alive in Tomato Bar’s Porklandia. Le Peep in Valpo offers brunch for the whole family.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest HQ Trivia teams with Dwayne Johnson for app’s biggest prize: $300,000 Game-show app HQ Trivia will offer biggest prize to date, $300,000, plus guest co-host Dwayne Johnson. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. David Lindquist, [email protected] Published 7:36 a.m. ET April 9, 2018 CLOSE Check out these questions that stump HQ players. Time CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Star power and a record prize are coming to HQ Trivia, the 9-month-old game-show app played by more than … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia teams with Dwayne Johnson for app’s biggest prize: $300,000
Scott Rogowsky comes from a long line of law school grads — his dad, his mom, his uncles.As an undergrad at the Johns Hopkins University, he was perfectly prepared to follow suit.And then being funny got in the way.“I started doing standup at Hopkins. That sort of spurred the whole thing,” says Rogowsky, who proceeded to ditch the idea of law school, move back to his native New York and, after a few years on the periphery of the humor circuit, get a gig as host of a quiz show app called “HQ Trivia.”Now, 11 years removed from JHU, he’s still funny, he’s gotten surprisingly famous and he’s the jocular host of an addictive twice-daily quiz show. “HQ Trivia” regularly has about 1 million people staring at their phones at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST, punching in the answers to trivia questions and, if they’re good enough and can answer all 12, splitting a pot of money with other human repositories of obscure — some might say … [Read more...] about Scott Rogowsky, host of addictive app HQ Trivia, got his start at Johns Hopkins