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  • Hannibal Buress Called Bill Cosby a Rapist During a Stand-up Set

    20 October 2014, 4:35 pm by: Taylor Berman

    During his stand-up show in Philadelphia Thursday night, comedian Hannibal Buress addressed the multiple sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby. "…You raped women, Bill Cosby," Buress said. " So, [that] brings you down a couple notches."Read more...
  • The Difficulties of Publishing While Black

    20 October 2014, 4:17 pm by: Jason Parham on Gawker Review of Books, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    I don't think it's any surprise the publishing industry—print and digital—is overwhelmingly white. The statistics are far more upsetting than you might imagine: a recent Publisher's Weekly survey revealed the makeup of the industry to be 89 percent white,…
  • Tinder Wants Users to Pay Up Before It Shows You Better Matches

    20 October 2014, 4:10 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    During the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit—a gathering of "the world's brightest young game changers" and the middle-aged men who are obsessed with them—Tinder CEO Sean Rad announced that his dating app will start offering a paid premium option in early…
  • Would You Have Fucked King Tut?

    20 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dayna Evans

    King Tut, the man inside the golden tomb, was previously understood to be handsome and majestic based on the artistic rendering of his face that appears on his ancient burial mask. But a brief pause before you once again fall asleep fantasizing to King Tut…
  • War Machine Quotes Nietzsche, Blames Christy Mack in Suicide Note

    20 October 2014, 3:50 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Mixed martial arts competitor Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver, currently facing attempted murder charges for attacking former girlfriend Christy Mack, attempted suicide by hanging in his jail cell last week. TMZ has obtained a copy of the note he left…
  • Pissed Mom Wants Breaking Bad Action Figures Off Toys 'R Us Shelves

    20 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    Susan Schrivjer is fed up. The Fort Myers, Fla. mother has started a petition to get Toys 'R Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves. "Kids mimic their action figures, if you will," she told WFTX. "Do you want your child in an orange…
  • The Burger King Tweet That Might Be the Saddest Tweet of All Time

    20 October 2014, 3:20 pm by: Jordan Sargent

    Today I saw the following Burger King (@BurgerKing) tweet promoted into my Twitter feed.Read more...
  • Hunt For The What October: Sweden Widens Search For Mystery Submarine

    20 October 2014, 3:12 pm by: Tyler Rogoway, Foxtrot Alpha on Jalopnik, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Yesterday, Foxtrot Alpha posted an in-depth report on what appears to be an all-hands search operation for a possible Russian submarine that penetrated Swedish waters and may have come under distress. Now that search is widening 44 miles south, into open sea…
  • Tyga on Underage Kardashian Dating Rumors: "Worry About Your Sad Life"

    20 October 2014, 3:05 pm by: Allie Jones on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Twenty-four-year-old rapper Tyga didn't exactly deny that he's dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner in an Instagram comment to a hater this weekend. He did, however, offer advice we could all use: "Worry about your sad boring life."Read more...
  • Dear Jagoffs, Pittsburgh Officially Has the Ugliest Accent in America

    20 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dayna Evans

    After weeks of close contests and national debate, the fraught competition to decide America's ugliest accent has finally come to a dramatic close. And the winner is that moonlit, magical city—the Paris of Allegheny County, the Venice of the Ohio…
  • Subway Musician Goes Down Singing During Arrest for Legal Performance

    20 October 2014, 2:52 pm by: Andy Cush

    It's not often that a police officer will explain to you why what you're doing is perfectly legal just before he puts you in handcuffs, but that's exactly what happens to a New York City subway platform musician in the video above.Read more...
  • Jesus Christ, Carrie: A Homeland Refresher

    20 October 2014, 2:41 pm by: J.K. Trotter on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Spoilers ahead.
  • All Rise for John Oliver's All-Dog Supreme Court

    20 October 2014, 2:34 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    TV coverage of the Supreme Court is hampered by the longstanding ban on cameras inside the highest court in the land. News shows have been forced to make do with sometimes-shoddy artists' renderings of the Justices, and John Oliver's sick of it. So here's his…
  • South Carolina Republican Calls Gay Couples "Gremlins"

    20 October 2014, 2:12 pm by: Adam Weinstein on Fortress America, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Anthony Culler is the Republican candidate for United States Congress in South Carolina's 6th District. He probably wasn't in any danger of beating longtime incumbent James Clyburn in this heavily Democratic district. But he sure does want everybody to know…
  • By law, the heat should be turned on in New York City apartments by now.

    20 October 2014, 2:10 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    By law, the heat should be turned on in New York City apartments by now. Is the heat on in your apartment yet? Ha. Read more...
  • An up-and-coming fiction writer from California named Tom Hanks has his debut short story in the New

    20 October 2014, 2:10 pm by: Leah Finnegan

    An up-and-coming fiction writer from California named Tom Hanks has his debut short story in the New Yorker this week. Good for Tom, who at 58 is getting a late-in-life start on his fiction career. It's never too late!Read more...
  • The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army

    20 October 2014, 2:08 pm by: Sam Biddle

    Gamergate is substantively about nothing; ask a hundred of its angry , anonymous backers what it's fighting for, and you'll get a hundred different, zany answers. But a few internet opportunists are using the chaos to make themselves celebrities.Read more...
  • How Nigeria Stopped Ebola "Dead In Its Tracks"

    20 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: George Dvorsky on io9, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Finally, some good news to report on the Ebola front: Nigeria and Senegal are now completely free of the disease. Here's how they contained the outbreak — and why the world needs to take notice. Read more...
  • Yahoo Still Thinks It Can Acquire Success

    20 October 2014, 1:55 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Faced with sagging ad sales, Yahoo has decided to keep trying to same failing strategy: gobbling up fledgling startups to reinvigorate the aging behemoth. An activist investor already slammed this approach as a money-burning fuck up . But CEO Marissa Mayer is…
  • Woman Gets Trapped in Man's Chimney After Six Online Dates

    20 October 2014, 1:48 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    It's a classic tale of boy-meets-girl, girl-tries-to-break-into-boy's-house-through-the-chimney. Firefighters came to the aid of Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 28, after she became lodged in the flue at the Thousand Oaks, Calif., home of a man she said she met…
  • Microsoft CEO Apology Less Convincing When He Stands to Make $18 M/Year

    20 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is better prepared for his apology tour than he was for his panel at the Grace Hopper conference for women in computing. He gave CNBC and USA Today the same line explaining why he encouraged women to rely on "karma" and the "have…
  • Craft Brewer Buys All the Count Chocula, Cereal Lovers Confused and Sad

    20 October 2014, 1:41 pm by: Dayna Evans

    A craft brewer in Fort Collins, Colorado caused quite an uproar among seasonal cereal fans when it bought a grocery store's entire supply of Count Chocula cereal earlier this monthRead more...
  • We'll Pay $1,000 for the Video of Maddow and Limbaugh Dancing Salsa

    20 October 2014, 1:36 pm by: Max Read

    There is—if this overheard-in-a-taxi "@NYCTaxiCabTales" is to be believed—a video of "Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh danc[ing] Salsa all night" at a "private club on 5th Ave." If you are the security guy who has the tape, we'd love to watch it.Read…
  • Russian Heroin Addicts Are People Too

    20 October 2014, 1:11 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    This seven-minute video of Russian heroin addicts, dressed in high fashion clothes, discussing their hopes and dreams and other profoundly normal topics is either exploitative, or a deeply moving exploration of humanity. Worth watching either way. [Vimeo]Read…
  • Brave Local Reporter Refuses to Be Silenced in the Face of Big Pumpkin

    20 October 2014, 1:05 pm by: Andy Cush

    Being a good reporter often means pissing off the very person you're attempting to interview—you try to keep it civil, but sometimes, the situation spirals out of your control. When an establishment menace in a festive outfit attempted to silence a New…

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