Kamala Harris Picked the Worst Week Ever for a Fundraiser at Airbnb HQ

Last night, California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke "truth to power" at a fundraiser hosted at Airbnb's new crisp and airy Soma headquarters. But the only fat cats in the room were the Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires who are helping to finance her reelection, including Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and… » 4/24/14 5:59pm 11 minutes ago

Do You Know These Runners? Because They're Probably Bastards.

Everyone wanted to be in the Boston Marathon this year, and the race actually expanded its field by more than a third, to 36,000, to accommodate everybody. But it still sold out, and then there's that pesky detail of having to pay. So four runners decided they'd find alternative means of entry, claiming finishing… » 4/24/14 5:50pm 20 minutes ago

The Sad Truths Behind the L.A. Party Scene That Took Down Bryan Singer

X-Men director Bryan Singer is not the only powerful gay man in Hollywood who likes to surround himself with handsome twinks. But according to a handful of sources who spoke with Gawker over the course of the last week, he was known as the most generous and active benefactor of a scene that allowed the young and… » 4/24/14 5:34pm 36 minutes ago

Deep Thoughts From Cliven Bundy's Damage-Control Press Conference

A simple, aw-shucks der-der-der cattleman with an arsenal and a drawl has captured the American conservative imagination. And vomited racist bile all over our dreams. But no worries, because he fixed it all with a Thursday afternoon press conference! Hear the man defend himself: » 4/24/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Canny Investors Wager on No Disasters Happening

It is widely understood within the insurance industry that some forms of insurance are merely polite window dressing; if a $100 billion hurricane hits Florida, for example, homeowners are fucked. Now, investors are increasingly betting on no disasters happening. What could go wrong? » 4/24/14 4:37pm Today 4:37pm

Ex-Elmo Voice Actor Kevin Clash Cleared of Sexual Abuse Charges

Another chapter is closed in the long, strange tale of the Elmo sex scandal. Kevin Clash, the puppeteer and voice behind Sesame Street's beloved red monster, has been cleared of three charges of improper sexual relations with teenage boys. » 4/24/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

There's a Huge Difference Between a Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning

Two of the most important terms that weathermen use are also the two terms that people mix up the most, and the confusion could prove lethal. When the atmosphere is ripe for tornadoes, meteorologists will bat around the terms "tornado watch" and "tornado warning" almost every other sentence, but people often get the two… » 4/24/14 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

The Best Restaurant in New York Is: Grand Central's Campbell Apartment

Rich: I always recall Grand Central Terminal fondly because it's old and feels that way, like an elderly neighbor who's going to give you a butterscotch candy without any threat of poison or violation. But the reality of it is that it's a diarrhea explosion of people and sounds and diarrhea smells. » 4/24/14 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

So... conservatives are distancing themselves from that grumpy racist Nevada rancher after his "negroes" rant, right? Not the dim-witted self-important overpaid violent maniac who compared him to Gandhi and Thoreau and now compares him to the dead guys at the Alamo in a new non-apology. But other conservatives, sure. » 4/24/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

IMs and Emails Support Allegations About the Toxic Culture at GitHub

Advocates for gender equality in the tech industry were not impressed by GitHub's internal investigation into claims of institutionalized hostility towards women and harassment in the workplace. Least of all the female engineer who brought those claims to light. » 4/24/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Terry Richardson Didn't Ask a Model to Trade Sex for a Vogue Shoot

Good news for sleazeball celebrity photographer Terry Richardson: He didn't do at least one of the sketchy, sexually harassing things he's been accused of. A Facebook message offering a model a high-profile shoot in exchange for sex actually originated from a fake account. » 4/24/14 1:59pm Today 1:59pm

Watch This Spontaneous LA Chef Make Oreo Bread Pudding on the Fly

Playing with your food can be fun, but what about hacking your food? Oreo thinks that's even better. That's why they've launched their Snack Hack initiative by asking Nguyen Tran, founder of Starry Kitchen, for his spin on Oreo cookies: they wanted to see how the intuitive chef might work his magic on a snack that's… » 4/23/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm