Rupert Murdoch to Rehire Favorite Disgraced News Corp Exec

Former News Corp executive and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, who, last year, was found not guilty of hacking a murdered 13-year-old's cell phone, is about to be rehired by her old employer (and possibly lover) Rupert Murdoch, The Guardian reports. » 3/01/15 3:55pm 39 minutes ago

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll for Third Year Running

On Saturday, Republican presidential hopeful won the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential straw poll for the third consecutive year, the Guardian reports. Only three winners of 20 previous CPAC straw polls went on to win the party's nomination for president.http://jezebel.com/loving-the-shi... » 3/01/15 11:46am Today 11:46am

Dakota Johnson Joined ISIS on SNL and People Sure Are Upset About It

Last night, on Saturday Night Live, Dakota Johnson graduated from high school and joined ISIS. Her proud and teary-eyed dad, played by Taran Killiam, dropped her off. "Death to America," shouted an ISIS fighter played by Kyle Mooney. » 3/01/15 10:10am Today 10:10am

Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape

"If two people come together," my mother began, "who've never had any power except by the way of abuse, it's going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. That doesn't mean it was my fault. But I… » 2/28/15 2:05pm Yesterday 2:05pm

Everyone in Russia Blaming Everyone Else for Opposition Leader's Death

Supporters and allies of the slain Boris Y. Nemtsov have expressed fear that the opposition leader's killing may have come at the behest of the government, the Washington Post reports. The government, meanwhile, has suggested that Nemtsov may have been martyred by other members of the opposition. » 2/28/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [2.28.15]

Pawnee, Indiana was a place of hope and absurd dreams. It was a place where meager, government officials with outsized personalities could stimulate change—no matter how small. With Leslie Knope and her eccentric band of misfits on the case (yes, even Jerry), everything seemed just a little more possible. So as we bid… » 2/28/15 11:47am Yesterday 11:47am

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you… » 2/28/15 10:47am Yesterday 10:47am

Last Minute Vote Postpones Homeland Security Shutdown by One Week 

Two hours before forcing a shutdown, the House of Representatives agreed to a temporary funding deal for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday night, the Guardian reports. The deal will fund DHS for a week before we have to go through this whole thing all over again.… » 2/28/15 10:10am Yesterday 10:10am