According to an internal email just circulated into our inbox, Lockhart Steele (pictured, with Julia Allison), who is apparently the boss of all of us here as Gawker Media's overall managing editor, announced today that he is at last leaving the company. Beginning July 1 he will work, oddly enough, at his own already existing blog company, the "Curbed Network." What's more, we're either paying him to go away or to stay close to us; Gawker Media will be an investor in a fundraising round that Curbed is planning. Two people will take his place; one to supervise the tech-nerd sites, the other to supervise the sleazy-gossip sites, such as this one. The question is: Which will handle the porn site? Time will tell. Anyway, our loss is Balthazar's gain, etc.