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- DUI Arrestee Was Celebrating Getting License Back After Earlier DUI
Illinois resident Erin James was caught speeding early Friday morning after she spent a night out celebrating getting her driver's licence back after a DUI arrest. She was drunk this time, too.
- The Brooklyn Bridge has been closed as police deal with a possible suicide attempt.
The Brooklyn Bridge has been closed as police deal with a possible suicide attempt. Update: The man is in police custody.
- Cemeteries Keep Rejecting Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Body
Four cemeteries in three states have refused to bury the body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the funeral director tasked with finding a resting place has told the Daily News.
- Mississippi Denies Inmate DNA Test, Set to Execute Him on Tuesday
The State of Mississippi has denied an inmate on death row the opportunity to be exonerated through DNA testing, a procedure that is almost always followed nowadays for prisoners facing capital punishment.
- Dog Bites Woman, Man Bites Dog
A woman in Iowa is recovering from injuries sustained by a dog attack, but it could have been much worse — if her husband didn't bite back.
- All My Friends Are Dead
Five years off Adderall and Dexedrine and I'm still in withdrawal.
- "No one is opposed to using effective, constitutional means of fighting crime.
"No one is opposed to using effective, constitutional means of fighting crime. The problem is that over the last decade the Police Department has shown utter contempt for Fourth Amendment guarantees of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure." — The Times comes out hard against Stop and Frisk.
- Israel Bombed Syria As U.S. Continues to Mull Military Options
A United States official confirmed that Israel launched an airstrike against Syria on Thursday night, escalating an already volatile situation while the United States decides whether to carry out its own strikes against the Assad regime.
- The 80s Air Traffic Controller Strike Makes The Sequester Look Lame
Last week, air traffic controllers across the country were furloughed as a result of budget cuts by the federal government known as the sequester. Delays mounted quickly, but service was speedily restored when Congress realized they were inconvenienced slightly. What would happen, though, if this went on longer?
- Steven Soderbergh has, unfortunately, retired from directing films.
Steven Soderbergh has, unfortunately, retired from directing films. This leaves him with a lot of free time to tweet out his terrific nation-hopping suspense novella "Glue."
- Check Out This Horrifying Brazilian Testicle Mascot
Buried in the photo gallery of a recent event attended by the Associação de Assistência às Pessoas com Câncer, a Brazilian non-profit that helps people with cancer, is a photo of its horrifying mascot.
- Harvard Prof Slams Keynesian Economics Because Keynes Was Gay
Harvard professor and prominent Obama-critic Niall Ferguson told more than 500 financial advisers at a conference on Thursday that Keynesian economics, an economic philosophy that advocates stimulus spending and is not kind to the idea of empire (which Ferguson loves), is flawed because Keynes was gay and uninterested in future generations.
- Here Is Your Tasteless Muslim Terror-Bomber Birthday Greeting Card
Walking through a Chicago store, a Muslim activist spotted the perfect birthday card for the Fox News-hounds in our lives, featuring an adorable hijab-wearing doll with an explosive secret. Why is a tasteless greeting card newsworthy? Well, it turns out there's a little more going on behind the veil here.
- Newspaper Memo Demands Staff Stop Wrecking Bathrooms Amid Layoffs
There have been some tough times recently at the Daily Gazette newspaper in Schenectady, New York. Not only did the family-owned enterprise's management cut 10 staffers in layoffs this week, including five from the newsroom, there have also been some troubles with the bathrooms not functioning properly. But, as a tipster writes, the first problem may have helped precipitate the second:
- Reese Witherspoon Portrays Pregnantest Person Ever In New Arrest Video
Looks like we've got even more footage
of proud, drunk American Reese Witherspoon to look forward to. E! News says it's obtained unreleased video of Witherspoon really laying the expectant mom stuff on thick with police officers. Переслать
- Donald Trump Lashes Out at Jon Stewart for Revealing His Birth Name
It all started last week when Donald Trump suddenly decided to launch an antisemitic spitball in the direction of The Daily Show's Jon Stewart via his Twitter account.
- So Long, Emma
This is our pal Emma Carmichael's last day at Deadspin and Gawker Media. She's leaving us for a site that shall remain nameless for the moment. We're too drunk already to say anything more meaningful than, "Aw, fuck," so please watch this video and please join us in wishing her well. She's the
very best , and we'll miss the hell out of her. Переслать
- Taylor Swift Moves Magic Chair into Rhode Island Mansion
If you live in Rhode Island you may have noticed that lately all the dogs are lurching about on their hind legs and all the sparrows are circling 'round and 'round in endless, frantic circles and every day at noon the sky turns midnight black—how strange; no idea why that is. In unrelated news, Taylor Swift moved into her newly purchased Rhode Island mansion on Wednesday. She also brought the seat of all her power: a lucky chair.
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- If You Want Someone to Reply to Your Email, Be Judgy and Sad
What's the key to acquiring a quick reply to your email? Make the recipients think that if they do not reply immediately, it will be the final action that tips your day—nay, your life—into an abyss of distressing turmoil. No, it's not clarity, urgency, or brevity that garners replies; it's negativity and pessimism.
- The Medium Model: Can Writers Live Large?
What comes next after unpaid microcontent? Try 4,700 words about foreskins, at about $3 a word. That, according to a source, is what Sloane Crosley supplied to a new project called Medium, from Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. Williams won't pay you for a Tweet but, for now at least, he might pay you depending on who you are.
- Microsoft has announced that it is officially killing Hotmail 16 years after launching the service.
Microsoft has announced that it is officially killing Hotmail 16 years after launching the service. Say goodbye forever to your first email account/whatever accounts you made to sign up for porn sites.
- Iron Man 3 and the Uneventful Event Movie
Nothing much is at stake in Iron Man 3. The explosions only affect the bad guys (all an out-of-iron Tony Stark needs to do to deflect one is hide behind the door of a bag-ice freezer). No one of any real importance to this franchise (or that of the bigger Marvel superheroes franchise that it's part of) is going to expire.
- Howie Kurtz's Strange Video Show Has Government Ties [UPDATED]
Don't feel too bad for the recently canned
Daily Beast pundit: Howard Kurtz still has the Daily Download, the bizarre internet talk show that kept him curiously busy even when he had a day job. And it's more than just some hokey hobby—Kurtz's pet production is under federal contract. Переслать
- Answering a Question No One Asked: 13 Years of Williamsburg in the NYT
One might think that a newspaper called the New York Times, which employs contributors from around the world, in war zones and dictatorships, would be less in awe of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a small patch of concrete just across the East River from its headquarters. And yet this week, the latest Brooklyn joke wasn't so much a joke as it was a 2,000-word New York Times essay about Williamsburg. Get it? Hipsters!
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