New York Post Declares "Three Cheers for the NYPD"

As a massive rally unfolds in Staten Island Saturday afternoon in memory of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold last month by an NYPD cop, the New York Post has something different to say about New York's boys in blue: three cheers for them, hurrah, hurrah. They're doing their jobs just great! » 8/23/14 3:30pm 26 minutes ago

This Slow Loris Could Predict the Weather Better Than Farmer's Almanac

People are wildly sharing the news that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a brutally cold and snowy winter this year. Did you know that they also predicted a brutally hot summer across most of the country this year? Hope you didn't bake to death in the 70-degree, low humidity weather. » 8/23/14 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

The Average Tech Worker Now Makes $291,497 In San Mateo County

Tech is already known for having some of the highest wages of any American industry. But they continue climbing to new heights. Just south of San Francisco, in San Mateo county, home of Menlo Park and Redwood City, the average tech worker earned $291,497 in 2013. » 8/22/14 8:19pm Yesterday 8:19pm

Gavin Newsom Suffering Through Saddest Coworking Sitch In San Francisco

Poor Gavin Newsom. Once he was the Mayor of San Francisco, spending his days working in a golden City Hall, sleeping with his campaign manager's wife, and boozing around town. Now he's California's lieutenant governor, doing a job he feels has little purpose and sharing desks with an internet browser extension startup… » 8/22/14 7:27pm Yesterday 7:27pm

Weekend TV Is Just About Done With This Whole Summer Thing

It's been a long week, hasn't it? In some ways. So much work, such laboring. Are you making sure to wear all of your white clothes this week? I myself am wearing all of my white clothes right now. All at once. Layers upon layers of all my white clothing, and accessories, all as a bundled but visible middle-finger to… » 8/22/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm

Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting at Least Six Women While on Duty

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly sexually assaulting at least six women while on duty. Police chief Bill Citty said at a news conference yesterday that Holtzclaw would "stop the women while he was working, force them to expose themselves, fondle them, and in at… » 8/22/14 5:32pm Yesterday 5:32pm

Millionaire "Alien Abductee" Wins World Chess Federation Presidency

In a 110-to-61 landslide, chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov has lost his bid for the World Chess Federation presidency to a man who says that he was abducted by aliens. It's easily Kasparov's most embarrassing defeat in years, maybe since a scrappy little abacus named Deep Blue straight-up taught him how to play chess. » 8/22/14 4:55pm Yesterday 4:55pm

The Time We Got Disinvited from James Franco's Party

James Franco's beef with Gawker stretches back to at least 2008, but recently it intensified after my colleague J.K. Trotter wrote a post called "James Franco Is Living With a Man" based on an innuendo-filled New York Times piece that probed Franco's relationship with an actor he has directed multiple times and is… » 8/22/14 4:37pm Yesterday 4:37pm

Is Bustle Really "Successful"?

Do you read Bustle, the website best known in "the culture" as the place whose founder, Bryan Goldberg, uses his female employees' legs as typing desks? No, me neither. Nonetheless, according to recent reporting by Amanda Hess at Slate, the thing is going gangbusters. It has 15 million unique visitors! It has over $11… » 8/22/14 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings

A few days ago, Deadspin's Kyle Wagner began to compile a list of all police-involved shootings in the U.S. He's not the only one to undertake such a project: D. Brian Burghart, editor of the Reno News & Review, has been attempting a crowdsourced national database of deadly police violence. We asked Brian to write… » 8/22/14 1:25pm Yesterday 1:25pm