Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video

RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh "G" Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week. The ad-tech executive faced 45 felony charges based on security footage from his San Francisco penthouse apartment, which allegedly showed him hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in half an hour. » 4/23/14 12:39pm 4 minutes ago

Funky Fresh DJ Kate Middleton Adores Peplums, Tripping Balls

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a lot of fun in Australia on Wednesday, lightly placing their fingers on records under the close supervision of a professional disc jockey. After being reassured several times they had not been party to criminal conduct, the royal couple likely returned to their hotel and made real … » 4/23/14 12:25pm 19 minutes ago

Attention Network Solutions: We Will Buy NYMag.com

NYMag.com, formerly the online home of New York Magazine, has been replaced with a "coming soon" placeholder page of the kind you usually see on squatted domain names. Network Solutions: If New York magazine no longer wants it, Gawker Media is prepared to pay up to $25 for the domain name NYMag.com. Please contact me at… » 4/23/14 12:18pm 25 minutes ago

The New Severe Weather Forecast Design Is Out, and It's Awesome

Yesterday, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) released more information on the long-anticipated redesign of their severe weather forecasts. The revamp of the agency's outlooks is a much-needed boost towards helping people truly understand the risk for dangerous weather before it happens. » 4/23/14 12:01pm 43 minutes ago

HBO Is Bringing a Ton of Its Shows to Amazon Prime

Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only place you can watch HBO originals online without an HBO subscription. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you're interested in except Game of Thrones. » 4/23/14 11:23am Today 11:23am

Supreme Court Quietly Rolls Back Equal-Protection Doctrine

Yesterday the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Michigan's affirmative action ban, known popularly as "Prop 2." It was, as widely reported, a defeat for affirmative action, but a limited one. The court didn't say that affirmative action was federally unconstitutional, merely that if a state like Michigan… » 4/23/14 11:11am Today 11:11am

News Station Airs In-Depth Coverage of Local Hero's Camel Toe

After six Houston teens broke into a house, using a basketball to break a window, local news station KPRC aired an interview with the heroic neighbor who saw them and called police. The witness wanted to remain anonymous, so the station pointed the camera away from her face—and now she's probably wishing they hadn't. » 4/23/14 10:37am Today 10:37am

Justin Bieber Apologizes for Tribute to Japanese War Criminals

After a minor crime spree in the States, eternal teen Justin Drew Bieber is trying to stay out of trouble these days. Yesterday, he visited a shrine in Tokyo, a safe place where nothing could go wrong. Except inflaming decades-old tensions between China and Japan. » 4/23/14 10:05am Today 10:05am

Stephen Colbert Delivers Top 10 List, Takes Selfie With David Letterman

On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert visited The Late Show With David Letterman for the first time since he agreed to take over the show next year. Colbert was hilarious as usual, delivering his own Top 10 list and, naturally, taking a selfie with Letterman. » 4/23/14 1:46am Today 1:46am

Be a Phone Psychic or Get Paid to Have Brunch -- The Choice is Yours

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Are you sick of catering to the capricious whims of your horrible boss? Ready to throw in the towel on your high-octane career as a newspaper reporter — a job which, according to The Wall Street Journal, replaced lumberjack as the world's worst in 2013? Or are you just finally down to the dregs of that twelve-thousand… » 4/23/14 12:00pm 44 minutes ago