Bruce Springsteen Has Been Shitting on His Biggest Fan Chris Christie Since Time Immemorial

Like the narrator of the Bruce Springsteen classic “I’m Goin’ Down,” Chris Christie just can’t stop lovin’ somebody who doesn’t seem to love him back. Except in Christie’s case, it’s not the dying flame of an old relationship he wants, but the love of Bruce Springsteen himself. Recently unearthed emails show that the… » 9/01/15 4:23pm 19 minutes ago

"Your next article should just be nothing more than a quote from someone else, nothing more"

To: scocca@gawker.com

From: matt mcewen <REDACTED@gmail.com>

Subject: Hey, cool article about nothing.

“Here is an “article” I will “write” that is somebody elses opinion of an authors “writing”. I’ll maybe say a sentence or two after their opinion, and then my Gawker “article” for the day will be done and I can check…

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500 Days of Kristin, Day 219: What Is the Nap Time Workout? 

Sixty-nine days of Kristin ago, Kristin Cavallari made a business decision regarding the Official Kristin Cavallari App for iPhone and Android: She started charging her followers $2.99—per month—to access “exclusive” content on the app. In the intervening weeks, however, she has relented slightly; she’s posted several… » 9/01/15 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

Georgia Cops Shot Homeowner and Killed Dog After Responding to Wrong House

A man who was injured after three DeKalb County police mistakenly responded to his Georgia home Monday night was shot by one of the responding officers, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement today. Police also killed the homeowner’s dog and may have seriously wounded a fellow officer.
» 9/01/15 1:32pm Today 1:32pm

Here Is a Good, Correct Reading of What's Bad About Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen makes it deceptively easy to criticize Jonathan Franzen. Yes, he sounds like a boob when he talks about himself, but that’s not really what’s wrong with him, or not really what’s wrong with his writing, if you are one of the people who has the feeling that there is something wrong with his writing.… » 9/01/15 1:23pm Today 1:23pm

How to Ask Your Partner for Sex So They'll Enthusiastically Say Yes

Let’s get real: couples can start getting lazy initiating sex. Who here hasn’t tried to initiate sex by clumsily groping at their partner, or blurting out, “I guess it’s been a while. Should we do it?” It might feel easier, but it can also feel wildly impersonal. Let’s talk about how to initiate sex in a way that will… » 9/01/15 1:12pm Today 1:12pm

150 High Schoolers Walk Out Over Trans Classmate Using the Girls' Locker Room

Around 150 students at Hillsboro (Mo.) High School walked out of school Monday to protest against a trans classmate using the girls’ locker room during gym class. Thirty or forty students also protested in support of Lila Perry, a Hillsboro senior who has identified as female since age 13 and came out as trans last… » 9/01/15 12:35pm Today 12:35pm

Latest Interchangeable James Bond Novelist Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" to Be Bond

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Anthony Horowitz, the novelist most recently selected to add a book to the James Bond canon, spoke about why he thinks Idris Elba wouldn’t accurately inhabit the character. “It’s not a color issue,” he asserted immediately. Hmm—sounds like his story probably checks out, let’s see. » 9/01/15 11:21am Today 11:21am

Andrew Garfield Released From Money Prison

The actor Andrew Garfield, who is dating Emma Stone (confirmed: paparazzi spotted them at lunch this weekend—see for yourself), played the Amazing Spider-Man in the The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. Was this a fun and lucrative opportunity for Andrew Garfield? Only the second thing. » 9/01/15 11:07am Today 11:07am

Here's How New Texas Public School Textbooks Write About Slavery

In 2010, the Texas Board of Education approved a revised social studies curriculum that, wrote The New York Times that year, would “put a conservative stamp on history” once going into effect in 2015. In advance of their debut in Texas classrooms last week, it was widely reported that the new textbooks, published by… » 9/01/15 10:36am Today 10:36am