Say hello to Racked, a new blog about shopping and retail from the folks who brought you Curbed and Eater. One of those folks happens to be Lockhart Steele, managing editor of Gawker Media! Feel the non-synergy! We're not sure how to navigate the massive maze of conflicts this one presents, but it's not like we begrudge Lock the action: Given Nick Denton's mercurial temperament it's probably a good idea to have something to fall back on when he suddenly decides to let you go. Those Balthazar brunch bills don't pay themselves!