Google's Dream Robot Is Running Wild Across the Internet

Remember a few weeks back, when we learned that Google’s artificial neural network was having creepy daydreams, turning buildings into acid trips and landscapes into Magic Eye pictures? Well, prepare to never sleep again, because last week, Google made its “inceptionism” algorithm available to the public, and the… » 7/05/15 2:00pm 29 minutes ago

Donald Trump Doesn't Know What Everyone's So Upset About, Honestly

In an interview Saturday with Fox News, Donald Trump expressed surprise that there has been such an extreme backlash to his assertion that Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists. “I knew it was going to be bad,” Trump said. “I didn’t know it was going to be quite this severe.”http://gawker.com/a-comprehensiv... » 7/05/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Taylor Swift's Fourth of July Was (Probably) Better Than Yours 


Taylor Swift, the patron saint of girl squads and well-curated Instagrams, had a Fourth of July celebration worthy of a Vogue spread. Swift gathered her famous friends, a professional photographer (likely) and a seemingly endless supply of American flag accessories to produce the world’s most perfect, most Swift-like… » 7/05/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

Bakery That Refused to Bake Cake For Lesbian Couple Must Pay Damages

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, has been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages. According to the Associated Press, the damages were ordered by Oregon’s bureau of labor and industries for the “emotional suffering” caused by the bakeries… » 7/04/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Just Lost a Ton of Money

In 2011, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick purchased a 150-year-old townhouse in Greenwich Village for $18,995,000. Last week, they sold the home for $18,250,000—a loss of $745,000, plus however much they invested in restoring and refurbishing the place. Whoops! » 7/04/15 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

Black Bodies, White Terrorism: A Global Reimagining of Forgiveness

My mama is 79. Wednesday night is her bible study. Just like Ms. Ethel Lee Lance, mama has her circle of church going elders—black women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s for whom church is home. Maybe even safer than home. Their pain was safe in the hands of this particular Jesus. Unshed tears from the Middle Passage were… » 7/04/15 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [7.4.15]

Here, wise words from modernist writer and literary badass Virginia Woolf: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” May your Independence Day, and all the days that follow, be full of beer and endless barbecue. Happy 4th! » 7/04/15 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm