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  • Philly Hate Crime Suspects Tracked Down by Anonymous Twitter Hero

    16 September 2014, 11:46 pm by: Enid Shaw

    The suspects in a violent gang assault on two gay men in Philadelphia have apparently been located by an anonymous Twitter sleuth from Jersey. The victims, who haven't been publicly identified, were walking in Center City around 10:45 p.m. on September 11 when…
  • Adrian Peterson Just "Overdid It" A Little, Columnist Argues

    16 September 2014, 10:45 pm by: Enid Shaw

    The super-smart takes on the Adrian Peterson debacle just keep coming. Almost as soon as the Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted for child abuse, people started chiming in with all sorts of opinions they should probably have kept to themselves: Charles…
  • CNN: Doctor Took Mid-Surgery Selfie with Unconscious Joan Rivers

    16 September 2014, 9:35 pm by: Enid Shaw

    Joan Rivers' doctor took a selfie with the unconscious comedian in the operating room before her endoscopy, according to a new report from CNN. The ear, nose and throat specialist, who hasn't been publicly identified, was also allowed to perform a biopsy on…
  • Gay Fashion Photographer Blinded With Gasoline in Suspected Hate Crime

    16 September 2014, 9:11 pm by: Kat Callahan on ROYGBIV, shared by Taylor Berman to Gawker

    Tyler Maddick's vision was already ailing, and as a fashion photographer, his vision is key to his art and his profession. Unfortunately, he says his vision in one eye is now unlikely to ever recover because of an alleged hate crime in which he was doused by…
  • Reports: Possibly Pregnant Teens Who Joined ISIS Killed in Syria

    16 September 2014, 8:36 pm by: Enid Shaw

    A pair of Austrian teenagers who apparently fled to Syria to support ISIS may be pregnant by a pair of Chechen fighters, according to a probably-fake report in the New York Post. Several more reputable news outlets, meanwhile, are reporting that either Samra…
  • Glenn Beck Thinks Nigerian Prison Guards Are Going to Give Us All Ebola

    16 September 2014, 7:05 pm by: Enid Shaw

    By now, the oh-my-God-we're-all-going-to-get-Ebola fever that gripped much of the United Sates this summer has pretty much subsided. Although one study suggests that the virus could reach the U.S. by late September, we all pretty much know that any outbreak…
  • Manhunt in Woods for Armed Survivalist Who Shot Two State Troopers

    16 September 2014, 5:55 pm by: Adam Weinstein on Fortress America, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Police in Pennsylvania are combing the Poconos for a rage-affected, cop-hating 31-year-old prepper and shooting enthusiast who "doesn't miss" after he reportedly ambushed two state troopers at their barracks, killing one and injuring another. Read more...
  • This Video of Seamless, Bumper-to-Bumper Traffic Is Mesmerizing

    16 September 2014, 5:40 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    "Rush Hour" is the work of director Fernando Livschitz, who manipulated footage to make a "traffic ballet" of cars, trucks, bikes, and pedestrians. For guys and gals on the go, this is a Utopian vision.Read more...
  • io9 10 Horrifying Technologies That Should Never Be Allowed To Exist | Jalopnik For God’s Sake,…

    16 September 2014, 5:36 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    io9 10 Horrifying Technologies That Should Never Be Allowed To Exist | Jalopnik For God’s Sake, Take Off Your Dealer License Plate Frame | Jezebel FYI: 'Blood Hounds' Are Dudes Who Really, Really Love Period Sex | Lifehacker Protect Your ATM PIN or Lock…
  • Reviewer Slams New Fashion Book as an "Exercise in Narcissism"

    16 September 2014, 5:17 pm by: Michelle Dean on Gawker Review of Books, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    A new book called Women In Clothes is in bookstores. Edited by Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton, and Heidi Julavits, the book comes with a good literary pedigree and is, by all reports, gorgeously designed. Today, however, a review appeared in The Guardian by…
  • Belgium Will Euthanize Jailed Rapist Who Doesn't Want to Live Anymore

    16 September 2014, 5:15 pm by: Allie Jones

    Belgium's authorities have agreed to euthanize Frank Van Den Bleeken, a prisoner serving a life sentence for rape and murder. Even though the country doesn't have the death penalty, authorities have let prisoners with terminal illnesses be put to death since…
  • The LA School District Has Grenade Launchers

    16 September 2014, 5:05 pm by: Michael Ballaban on foxtrotalpha, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    In all the hullabaloo over the past few days about the San Diego School District's new MRAP , we missed the most wonderful news of all. Not only is the Los Angeles Unified School District getting an MRAP, too, they also casually disclosed that they've had…
  • Three Black Women Wrongly Accused of Prostitution at Standard Hotel

    16 September 2014, 5:05 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    Three black women claim that a security guard at New York's Standard Hotel accused them of solicitation last month when they were drinking at the hotel's bar. Weeks after the incident, the women were reportedly contacted by a hotel representative and offered a…
  • Intense Video Shows Flash Flood Surging Through Neighborhood

    16 September 2014, 4:51 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    A video making the rounds this afternoon purports to show a flash flood tearing through a Serbian neighborhood, tearing away fences and hurling cars and trees downstream as if they were toys. Read more...
  • New TV Finally Arrives Tonight

    16 September 2014, 4:49 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Like the crocuses blossoming when Aslan returned to Narnia, we all have those little signs of our favorite season that we look forward to: Pumpkin Spice flavoring (if you are a figure of modern misogynistic folklore) or the Golden Globes (if you think that the…
  • Unruly Mob Tosses Ukrainian Politician Into a Dumpster

    16 September 2014, 4:43 pm by: Dayna Evans

    An unruly mob of Ukrainian protesters took matters into their own hands today when marching outside of parliament. Instead of holding signs and telling the man how they felt in a polite discussion, they took Vitaly Zhuravsky and tossed him into a dumpster,…
  • Daily Beast Reporter Was For Illegal Iraq War Before He Was Against It

    16 September 2014, 4:22 pm by: Adam Weinstein on Fortress America, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Reporters and pundits have noted how the new U.S. Iraq operation lacks much legal pretext, both internationally and domestically, for several weeks now. Which means it was time for crack reporter Eli Lake to write something up, too. With an extra heaping of…
  • Christian Blogs Spread Fake ISIS Family Conversion Story

    16 September 2014, 4:15 pm by: Hudson Hongo on Antiviral, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Among bearded extremists, the mantra "convert or die" has recently experienced something of a renaissance, proving equally popular among fans of the Duck and Rashidun dynasties. So Christian evangelists were understandably excited this week when news came out…
  • Can We Solve Global Warming For Almost Nothing?

    16 September 2014, 4:15 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    Much of the discussion about cutting the carbon emissions that are slowly destroying our planet centers on the supposed cost of all these new forms of clean energy. A new report suggests: what costs? Read more...
  • Foreign Countries Sure Are Donating a Lot to America's Think Tanks

    16 September 2014, 4:10 pm by: Matthew Phelan on Black Bag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    If this New York Times website is to be believed, foreign governments have found the generous funding of U.S. policy institutes to be a handy way of covertly lobbying in Washington. But: Could multimillion-dollar donations, sometimes with explicit contractual…
  • Knicks Owner Jim Dolan's Band Didn't Get Any Better Over the Weekend

    16 September 2014, 4:10 pm by: Andy Cush

    The straight-shootin' blues-rock band JD and The Straight Shot made a rare television appearance on Good Day New York today, and wow—you can really see why these guys got picked to play Madison Square Garden last weekend. (Because Jim Dolan, their singer,…
  • ABC News Meteorologist: "Like Most People, Weather Makes Me Horny"

    16 September 2014, 3:49 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Most broadcast mets won't say "heck" for fear that their more easily-offended viewers will stiff them. ABC News Meteorologist Rob Marciano likes to live on the hard edge. A loud crack of thunder can be exciting, but I don't know how many weather geeks would…
  • UVA Student Vanishes After Leaving Party and Texting That She Was Lost

    16 September 2014, 3:42 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    Police in Charlottesville are searching for first-year University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham, who has been missing since last Saturday, when she texted friends that she gotten lost walking home from a party.Read more...
  • NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You

    16 September 2014, 3:20 pm by: Jason Parham

    Amid the police terror that has swept the nation these last few months, there has been a missing facet from the conversation: the fact that women are brutalized by cops just as severely as men. For every John Crawford and Jahmil-El Cuffee there is an Ersula…
  • You Can't Not Have a Ground War in Iraq

    16 September 2014, 3:12 pm by: Adam Weinstein on Fortress America, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Did you hear Barack Obama say last week that the U.S. would "not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq"? You may think that precludes U.S. foot troops from potentially leading Kurds and Iraqis in direct combat with Islamic State fighters. Don't think…

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