DOJ Launches Investigation Into Police Custody Death of Freddie Gray

The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died Sunday following spinal injuries he received while in police custody. Gray, who is black, was arrested last week for allegedly possessing an illegal switchblade. » 4/21/15 6:41pm Today 6:41pm

Lindsay Lohan Mixes Up Her Beautiful, Ass in Arabic 

Oh, Lindsay. Poor, sweet Lindsay. Lindsay Lohan—semi-famous young woman who is just trying to take every day as it comes—attempted to post an image on Instagram this afternoon of the words “You’re beautiful,” written in Arabic. Instead, she posted an image of the words “You’re an ass,” written in Arabic. » 4/21/15 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

Softball Enthusiasts Accused of Daring Pappy van Winkle Bourbon Heist

The greatest whiskey heist of the past 25 years—or at least the greatest whiskey heist of the past 25 years I am thinking of right now—may have been solved: On Tuesday, a Franklin County, Kentucky, grand jury indicted nine people in connection with the theft of at least $100,000 worth of bourbon, including 65 cases of… » 4/21/15 6:16pm Today 6:16pm

How the Rich Get Into Ivies: Behind the Scenes of Elite Admissions

A million-dollar full-ride scholarship endowment to an Ivy League school is a good deed. But it doesn’t just earn you karma—it nets you fawning emails from the school’s development officials, customized campus tours for your kids, and private meetings with the school’s president, leaked Sony emails show.
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What's Next in De Blasio's New York? Seatbelt Requirements in Taxis

Freewheeling rebels with nothing to lose, de Blasio and his safety cronies are coming for you. If the one thing keeping you in New York is the knowledge that riding shotgun in NYC’s taxis means the cool breeze blowing behind your neck and back, the life-affirming push of your hand against the dashboard during a stop… » 4/21/15 5:55pm Today 5:55pm

Conservative Lawyers to Court: Gay Marriage Will Cause 900,000 Abortions

With the Supreme Court gearing up to hear arguments over what will be an historic decision on same-sex marriage later this month, a group of 100 conservative “scholars” filed a last-ditch attempt to convince the Court to put a stop to all this sin once and for all. Their argument, in short: legalizing same-sex… » 4/21/15 5:46pm Today 5:46pm

Uber Tried to Charge a Passenger $12,000 for Her "Car Ride from Hell"

Gothamist reports on the harrowing tale of a woman who got in an Uber and took the “car ride from Hell” to get from Williamsburg to Midtown East, after which she had to dispute a $12,000 bill for her trouble. Sure, surge pricing was in effect, but she didn’t know it was going to be platinum surge pricing. » 4/21/15 5:25pm Today 5:25pm

Rihanna's Coachella* Pool Was As Perfect As a Pre-Rolled Blunt

Have an opinion about Coachella* or don’t, I don’t care. But let’s all agree that one cool thing about Coachella is a very specific, fleeting bit of internet that I like to call “Celebrity mansion rentals in Palm Springs during Coachella,” in which famous people post photos to Instagram of whatever estates they’re… » 4/21/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Here Are the Best Websites and Apps You Can Use to Track the Weather

We already know that your weather app sucks, but the websites you use probably aren’t much better. One of the most common questions people ask about the weather is “what website/app should I use?” Here’s a list of great resources that will give you all the weather information you want, and more.
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This Emmy-Award Winning YouTube Mechanic Is Full Of Shit

YouTube is a medium where mostly interesting people share mostly interesting things like cat fail videos and safe-for-work porn. However, there are certain outlets that give advice on certain automotive topics, namely the popular Scotty Kilmer channel, that you should take with a nearly lethal dosage of salt. Here’s… » 4/21/15 4:07pm Today 4:07pm

"De Blasio Get on the Pot," Urges Weed Leaf Plane Banner Flying Over NYC

If you gazed skyward in New York City on this sunny 4/21, you may have glimpsed an airplane-borne banner over the Hudson River celebrating and poking fun at our mayor’s widely rumored cannabis habit. “De Blasio Get On The Pot,” it read. “We [weed leaf] NYPD.” » 4/21/15 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Get 50% Off One Week of Blue Apron: Fresh Ingredient & Recipe Delivery 

With fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your home weekly, Blue Apron cuts down on meal-planning drudgery and focuses on the fun and flavor of home cooking. Even better, Blue Apron is offering Gawker readers the first week - three meals for two people – for just $30, half off the regular price. » 4/17/15 9:55am Friday 9:55am