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  • Defiant Nurse Rides Bike

    30 October 2014, 11:26 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    A cop car and a group of journalists are apparently tailing Kaci Hickox, a nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa but has not shown symptoms of the virus, as she continues to do things other than quarantine herself. Read more...
  • Narc Dog Rats Owner Out to Police in Exchange for a Biscuit

    30 October 2014, 9:03 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    An Alabama husky-pit bull by the name of Bo broke the cardinal man-dog omerta this week when he turned state's evidence on his meth dealing owner.Read more...
  • Pennsylvania Fugitive Captured After Leading Police on 48 Day Manhunt

    30 October 2014, 7:48 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    A man suspected of murdering one cop and wounding another was finally captured Thursday after a 48-day manhunt through the woods in rural Pennsylvania.Read more...
  • Tech Billionaires Wanna Be the Only Billionaires Playing Politics

    30 October 2014, 7:20 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Silicon Valley's leaders usually do a good job finding things to agree on (regulations: bad; disruption: good; workplace diversity: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). But when it comes to campaign finance reform, the tech industry can't make up its damn mind. While Bay Area…
  • Pinterest Engineer Describes Isolation of Being Black In Silicon Valley

    30 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    USA Today interviewed Justin Edmund, an early employee at Pinterest. The 24-year-old engineer first caught Silicon Valley's attention with a candid personal essay about growing up black, where he said he had "not seen a single technology leader," besides Jack…
  • Ivy League School Will Offer Class on "Wasting Time on the Internet"

    30 October 2014, 6:05 pm by: Andy Cush

    Next year, at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, a group of students will screw around online. Between lectures on thinkers like John Cage and Betty Friedan, they'll be asked to browse the likes of Tumblr or Twitter and hopefully, by they end of the…
  • University Bans Soccer Team From Wearing PornHub Jerseys

    30 October 2014, 5:56 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    England's University of Kent has dashed an intramural soccer team's dream of a sponsorship from PornHub, one of the biggest streaming porn sites in the many-tentacled MindGeek empire, and ordered the players to stop wearing their PornHub jerseys…
  • Some quotes from a story about women's watches: "Women are now interested in how a timepiece works."

    30 October 2014, 5:37 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    Some quotes from a story about women's watches: "Women are now interested in how a timepiece works." "We're more comfortable now with technology. Things that used to seem geeky or intimidating are now common." "Moon-phase watches seem to have a particularly…
  • io9 The Creationist Freak Out Over The Pope's Evolution Speech Has Begun | Jalopnik This Brilliant H

    30 October 2014, 5:09 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    io9 The Creationist Freak Out Over The Pope's Evolution Speech Has Begun | Jalopnik This Brilliant Honda Civic Type R Ad Is Secretly Two Films In One | Jezebel Searching For the Dead in Witch City: A Weekend in Salem, Mass. | Kotaku Guy Pretends To Be…
  • What's a Manhattan Government Waiting Room Doing in a Brooklyn Garage?

    30 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Andy Cush

    Much has been made of the power of art to take its observer to magical, faraway places. In Northwestern Expansion, an installation currently on view in Park Slope, the artist Corina Reynolds takes an opposite tack, precisely replicating the mundane,…
  • This Poor Guy Could Not Have Picked a Better Shirt to Get Arrested In

    30 October 2014, 4:48 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    A 20-year-old man was arrested by Lee County, Fla., deputies Tuesday on possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana—a typical occurrence and a useless waste of police time that would normally not be newsworthy, except for the t-shirt he was wearing when…
  • What Are The Odds These New Media Brands Will Survive? A Power Ranking

    30 October 2014, 4:33 pm by: Leah Finnegan and Max Read

    It was a sunny morning like any other (it was yesterday) when the shocking news fell on Mediatown: The future of a much-ballyhooed web start-up, Racket, was in Limbo's grasp, due to warring egos, shifting amounts of start-up capital, allegations of harassment,…
  • Matt Taibbi Left First Look Media After Female Staffer’s Complaint

    30 October 2014, 4:10 pm by: J.K. Trotter

    Earlier this week, New York magazine’s Andrew Rice reported that journalist Matt Taibbi had left First Look Media, the journalism startup of eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Today four of Taibbi’s former colleagues reveal, in a detailed blog post published…
  • ​Thursday Night TV Is Hot on the Trail of Those Celebrity Nude Hackers

    30 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    You good? You know it's Devil's Night, or what they call Mischief Night in some places where they don't know what it's called. That's the night that you do all the things you would normally do on Hallowe'en, but twice as hard and 24 hours early, because of…
  • Everything Coming to Netflix in November

    30 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Hallowe'en is a time when the veil between past and present, living and dead, goes soft; and of course, so too we find the line between what is available and what is no longer or temporarily unavailable ever so slightly permeable, on the last day of the month,…
  • Drinking Milk? Forget That. Science Says: Try Yogurt. (Here's What Kind)

    30 October 2014, 3:55 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    Put down that glass of milk right now! Don't be alarmed—try this. It's called yogurt. I think u gonna like it (and so will your health as well).Read more...
  • "My Uber Is Down There!": San Francisco Hero Stands Up to Riot Cops

    30 October 2014, 3:50 pm by: Kevin Montgomery

    For many, the riots that broke out last night in San Francisco following the Giants' World Series victory were sheer terror. Bonfires raged in the street, buildings and buses were attacked, and at least two people were shot. Read more...
  • Five Graphics That Show This Year's Excitingly Quiet Hurricane Season

    30 October 2014, 3:50 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    With one month to go, it looks like this year's Atlantic Hurricane Season will go down as the least active season in seventeen years. Here are five graphics that show how such a quiet hurricane season managed to be so interesting. Read more...
  • Teletubby Breaks Into Home, Dumps Chinese Food in Purse, Leaves

    30 October 2014, 2:56 pm by: Kelly Conaboy

    A man dressed as Laa-Laa, the yellow Teletubby, is facing charges after reportedly breaking into a home in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania early Sunday morning. He stole Chinese food.Read more...
  • The Birth of the Internet Troll

    30 October 2014, 2:36 pm by: Ashley Feinberg on Gizmodo, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Trolls are shitting all over our internet. You can hardly search for something as innocuous as "dog" on Google without coming across inflammatory attacks on every possible dog-related opinion under the sun. All horrible things have to crawl before they can…
  • Stop Being Such a Coward, Queen Latifah--Maybe

    30 October 2014, 2:32 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    You might think that right now, Bill Cosby would be an ideal interview subject. With a renewed interest in rape and harassment allegations , thanks in no small part to Hannibal Buress , on top of the fact that the 77-year-old is a complete and utter…
  • Searching For the Dead in Witch City: A Weekend in Salem, Mass.

    30 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Madeleine Davies on Jezebel, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    "You're gonna have a great time in Salem," the Boston rental car employee says as she hands me the keys to a weak-engined Chevy. "It's fun around Halloween, but do me a favor."Read more...
  • Michael Jordan Says Obama Is "a Hack" and "a Shitty Golfer"

    30 October 2014, 1:53 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Michael Jordan, G.O.A.T., briefly considered President Barack Obama for his dream golf foursome, but immediately changed his mind because Obama is "a shitty golfer." Read more...
  • Fall Back: Set Your Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday for Some Reason

    30 October 2014, 1:51 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM this Sunday, at which point most of the country will set their clocks back one hour for no real reason other than that our parents did it. We love us some ridiculous traditions.http://thevane.gawker.com/spring-forward... Read…
  • Here's What the Mission Riots Looked Like After the Giants' Victory

    30 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Multiple traffic lights were molested last night as crowds of fans flocked to San Francisco's Mission District following the Giants' World Series victory. As the riot grew in size and SFPD officers began losing control of the situation, dozens of fires were…

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