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  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Tell People They're Getting Divorced

    30 June 2015, 4:50 pm by: Allie Jones on Defamer, shared by Allie Jones to Gawker

    The actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced today, one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary, that they are getting divorced. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told…
  • Brooklyn Driver Walks Free After Running Rabbi Over Three Times in a Row

    30 June 2015, 4:45 pm by: Andy Cush

    On Monday, 66-year-old Brookyln rabbi Yekutiel Rapp was killed after a livery cab driver allegedly struck him while he was crossing the street near his Crown Heights home, then ran over him two more times. The driver was not arrested on the scene of the crash…
  • White Men Wave Their Butts in the Air for the Confederacy

    30 June 2015, 4:35 pm by: Ashley Feinberg on Weird Internet, shared by Ashley Feinberg to Gawker

    Remember planking? Remember how tired and unfunny it got in such a short amount of time? Thanks to Vice co-founder and corporeal subreddit Gavin McInnes, the terrible internet trend of our past is back. And this time, it’s here to speak out against the…
  • Your Commute's Gonna Get Screwed up by Thunderstorms This Evening

    30 June 2015, 4:19 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Dennis Mersereau to Gawker

    If you live in or around any of the counties shaded in blue on this map, odds are that your commute’s gonna suck as you head home this evening. Severe thunderstorms are firing up all over the place, and these counties are all under a severe thunderstorm…
  • Free Ideas For What to Do With Today's Extra Second

    30 June 2015, 3:57 pm by: Dayna Evans

    Today, on June 30, we gain what is known by women and men of science as a “leap second,” a rare occurrence where our normally twenty-four hour day is blessed with one teensy extra moment of bliss to wash over us like a dragonfly kiss. You must be wondering…
  • One Step on the Road to the End of the Death Penalty 

    30 June 2015, 3:44 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    Slowly but steadily, America is losing its taste for the death penalty. Yesterday’s Supreme Court dissent by Stephen Breyer may go down as a landmark on America’s path to the death penalty’s inevitable abolition.Read more...
  • 500 Days of Kristin, Day 156: Jay Has A Lot of Ideas & Opinions—So Many

    30 June 2015, 3:20 pm by: Allie Jones on Defamer, shared by Allie Jones to Gawker

    Is Kristin Cavallari even more stylish than we thought?Read more...
  • Don’t forget: You can email us tips at tips@gawker.com, call them in at 646-470-4295, send them…

    30 June 2015, 2:55 pm by: Gawker Staff

    Don’t forget: You can email us tips at tips@gawker.com, call them in at 646-470-4295, send them directly to any of our writers , or use our anonymous SecureDrop system. And like us on Facebook here!Read more...
  • Convicted Murderers Did a Practice Run the Night Before They Escaped

    30 June 2015, 2:48 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Practice makes perfect, my mom always says, and apparently so did the two convicted murderers who escaped for three glorious bug-bitten weeks (before they were both shot this weekend.)Read more...
  • California Is Now Safer Thanks to Mandatory Vaccination Law

    30 June 2015, 2:17 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law one of the strictest vaccination requirements in the country in an attempt to ensure widespread outbreaks—like the recent Disneyland measles debacle—don’t occur again. Read more...
  • The Saddest Story You Will Ever Read About Keith Urban

    30 June 2015, 2:10 pm by: Jordan Sargent on Defamer, shared by Jordan Sargent to Gawker

    Keith Urban is Nicole Kidman’s husband. He is also a relatively famous country singer, though as the below story indicates, he’s a frickin’ superstar inside his own head. Read more...
  • Dick By Marc Jacobs: Designer Accidentally Posts Nude Instagram DM

    30 June 2015, 1:40 pm by: Jordan Sargent

    “It’s yours to try!” Marc Jacobs wrote on Instagram last night. He was talking about his bare ass.Read more...
  • Report: ISIS Beheads Women for First Time After "Sorcery" Convictions

    30 June 2015, 1:30 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    According to reports, ISIS operatives killed two women this week in Syria by cutting their heads off—reportedly marking the first time they’ve killed female captives in such a manner (at least in Syria).Read more...
  • Fun Things to Do On an Online Date

    30 June 2015, 1:17 pm by: Leah Finnegan on Leah Finnegan, shared by Taylor Berman to Gawker

    Arrive 20 minutes early Ask, “Who is David Foster Wallace?” Bring with you a mattress Ask, “If you could visit any concentration camp, which one would it be?” Tell him/her all the things you hate about New York a/o the place you live and why it is the…
  • Jeb Bush: Mentorless Young People Caused Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

    30 June 2015, 1:10 pm by: Jason Parham

    Yesterday, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, one of whose siblings is a war criminal (not saying which!), told a crowd in South Carolina that heated protests against police brutality in Ferguson and Baltimore were incited by “aimlessly wandering” kids…
  • Eight Books You Need To Know About To Understand The Hugo Awards Snafu

    30 June 2015, 1:05 pm by: Charlie Jane Anders on io9, shared by Rich Juzwiak to Gawker

    This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of books we’re supposed to celebrate. So…
  • 60 Days of Drones, Day 2:  Global Hawk

    30 June 2015, 1:05 pm by: William M. Arkin on Phase Zero, shared by Taylor Berman to Gawker

    Global Hawk is one of those drones so monumental and confounding that it becomes a perfect target for our cynical tendency to search for negatives, to decry the high cost and delight in mechanical flaws—as if any war machine could be perfect. Read more...
  • 25 Unedited Excerpts from Joshua Cohen’s The Book of Numbers

    30 June 2015, 1:00 pm by: Josephine Livingstone on Gawker Review of Books, shared by Leah Finnegan to Gawker

    The Book of Numbers is a new book by Joshua Cohen, the author of three other novels, various volumes of short fiction, and much literary criticism. It is a sort of techno-thriller, like Jurassic Park. Read more...
  • Amy Schumer Delivers a Warning From the Future: Blow That Guy

    30 June 2015, 12:55 pm by: Jay Hathaway on Morning After, shared by Jay Hathaway to Gawker

    In her latest sketch, Amy Schumer comes back from the future to give her present self some good news and some bad news. Bad news first: She has to give the wack guy she’s dating a blowjob in the bar bathroom, or else she’ll butterfly effect humanity right…
  • The Seattle "Up" House Is Probably Doomed, Sorry 

    30 June 2015, 12:50 pm by: Dayna Evans

    Ah, the crushing jaws of commercial development. Even the most twee and “independent” of cities will be eaten alive by it yet, and Seattle—no matter how many steampunk vegan scones you’d bet in its favor—is no exception. Take the late Edith…

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