BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed launched an internal review of any posts that its editors or writers had deleted from the site since editor-in-chief Ben Smith was hired in January 2012. In an interview on Friday, and a memo sent to staff on Saturday, Smith revealed that the review has already uncovered three instances… » 4/18/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Jon Stewart on The Daily Show: "I Think of Us as Turd Miners"

On Saturday, The Guardian published a story titled “Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show,” the result of a two interviews between the retiring host and writer Hadley Freeman. In it, Stewart offers a number of clear (if not particularly surprising) reasons for stepping down, including election cycle fatigue,… » 4/18/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

The Truth About Black Gay Privilege

There has been much ado about the newfound notion of “black gay privilege.” In numerous tweets, blogs, and a certain Huffington Post article, it has been articulated as a special benefit enjoyed by black gay men. This “privilege”— produced by white anxiety and white supremacy—supposedly enables us to evade the… » 4/18/15 2:35pm Yesterday 2:35pm

The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [4.18.15]

Hillary Clinton has a date with history. It was all but inevitable: The former Secretary of State officially announced her candidacy for president this week. Other hopefuls include Republican senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. I’m stating the obvious here: but Cruz, Paul, and Biggest Idiot™ don’t have a … » 4/18/15 11:47am Yesterday 11:47am

Zayn Malik: New Hair, New Piercing, Totally Loving Life After Leaving 1D

Zayny baby! Let’s rap. First you quit British boy band One Direction; then you blithely go on vacation with your fiancée Perrie Edwards; then you let some rumors fly about possibly getting married at Disneyland. And now, a major haircut and a nose piercing? You wanna tell us what’s going on? » 4/17/15 5:34pm Friday 5:34pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.” » 4/17/15 5:16pm Friday 5:16pm

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