The Blackwater Murders Aren't Blackwater's Fault. They're Ours.

“The overall wild thing that went on here just cannot ever be condoned by the court,” said Judge Royce Lamberth last week, sentencing three former Blackwater security people to 30 years and one day in prison and the fourth to a life term for their roles in the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. » 4/21/15 2:10pm 53 minutes ago

Charlize Theron Loves Her Dogs as Much as Her Son

Charlize Theron—an actress known primarily for her SoulCycle feud with Tia Mowry—covers the most recent issue of W Magazine, in which she is interviewed about a variety of deeply personal topics: work, life, how she loves her dogs as much as her son, etc. » 4/21/15 1:56pm Today 1:56pm

So Many People Are Taking the Goddamn NYC Subway

The MTA—our savior, our friend, our enemy, our betrayer—released data from an annual report that showed subway ridership surging 2.6 percent from 2013 to 2014, reaching levels not seen since the end of World War II. The neighborhoods with the highest increase in passengers were Bushwick and Long Island City, Queens. » 4/21/15 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

Vice and Bank of America Are Making Overdraft Fees Cool as Hell

Vice is a company that would like you to think it is cool all of the time. In fact, Vice is only cool when it does stories about Ebola and stuff. It is not so cool when it tries to be the cool face of Bank of America, which would like to rip you off.
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Racist Troll Doesn’t Understand Racism, And Other Trolling Stories

When I asked for your worst (but really best) stories about trolls, I didn’t expect so many stories from trolls. But here we have it: 23 hand-picked stories from your amusing trolling and being-trolled experiences. Suffice it to say that I’ve decided to unplug from the Internet now. » 4/21/15 12:27pm Today 12:27pm

Tulsa Reserve Deputy Pleads Not-Guilty to Killing of Eric Harris 

Robert Bates, charged with second-degree manslaughter in the April 2 killing of Eric Harris, pleaded not-guilty Tuesday. Bates and Tulsa sheriff’s department have maintained that the reserve deputy mistook his firearm for his Taser and fired the weapon at Harris accidentally. » 4/21/15 12:11pm Today 12:11pm

90,000 New Yorkers Apply to Live In Poor Door High-Rise

When it was announced last July that NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved a high-rise building with separate entrances for low-income and wealthy tenants, outrage dutifully followed. But now that applications for the building are open, the city’s housing problem appears to be worse than… » 4/21/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: Officially Divorced

Does the air feel a bit heavier? Does the ground underneath your feet feel as though it could open up and swallow you whole at any moment? Does your heart feel a bit...heavier? Well, my friend, it may be because Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow—public figures, parents to Apple and Moses (humans)—have officially filed… » 4/21/15 10:12am Today 10:12am

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