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The Bizarre Anti-Vaxxer Holistic Doctor Murder Conspiracy, Explained

On June 19, a fisherman found the body of Dr. James Bradstreet—a forceful proponent of the bunk theory that vaccines are linked to autism—in a North Carolina river, with a gunshot wound through his chest. Three days later, chiropractors Bruce Hedendal and Baron Holt were separately found dead, and eight days after… » 7/31/15 3:23pm 4 minutes ago

Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts… » 7/31/15 3:10pm 17 minutes ago

Meek Mill: No, Really, Someone Peed on Drake in a Movie Theater

The late Meek Mill, who passed away Wednesday as a result of getting bodied by Drake’s “Back to Back” diss track, continues to talk shit about Drake from beyond the grave. His rebuttal song, released Thursday, was generally viewed as soft and wack, but Ghost Meek did score one good hit: What’s this about Drake getting… » 7/31/15 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Kids At 20: A Relentlessly Unpleasant Day In The Life Of '90s NYC

Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s Kids was released 20 years ago this week, but if you want to have a celebratory home screening of it, you’re going to have a harder time than you might have expected. Once as controversial a cultural property as the soon-to-be-a-Broadway-musical American Psycho was back in the day, Kids » 7/31/15 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

Why Won’t the Times Burn Their Sources for Botched Clinton Story?

On July 23, The New York Times reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was facing a “criminal inquiry” from the Department of Justice regarding the way she handled sensitive government correspondence with her private email account. The story, as you might have heard, has since imploded—Clinton was not… » 7/31/15 11:40am Today 11:40am

Lawyer: Putin "Personally Ordered" Brutal Killing of Russian Dissident

During the final day of a public inquiry into Russian dissent Alexander Litvinenko’s death, a lawyer for Litvinenko’s widow said Vladimir Putin “personally ordered” the apparent assassination. Litvinenko, a former FSB and KGB spy, died in November 2006, three weeks after drinking tea laced with the radioactive element… » 7/31/15 11:29am Today 11:29am

Debris Found in Indian Ocean Match Part Number of Missing MH370 Flight

The plane debris that washed up on an island shore this week match the part number of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, authorities announced Friday, rather loudly, one imagines, so as to be heard over the joyful sobbing of CNN producers.http://gawker.com/debris-found-i... » 7/31/15 9:19am Today 9:19am