Mark Halperin Is a Bad Theater Critic

Mark Halperin's attempt to "grade" the performances of various Republic 2016 contenders who spoke at CPAC is one of those moments when the veil briefly lifts. He grades each candidate on "substance" and "style," and then presents an "overall" grade that is... not an average of the other two grades. It is clearly… » 2/27/15 7:54pm Today 7:54pm

Stop Sharing Those Photos of Fancy International School Lunches

By now, you've probably seen (or even shared) the popular set of photos showing delicious, healthful school lunches from around the world, juxtaposed with a photo of the American equivalent, which of course looks like complete dogshit by comparison. Stop sharing it. The images aren't meant to show actual school… » 2/27/15 3:52pm Today 3:52pm

I Stand With This Dallas Bride Who Just Wants the Right Goddamn Doilies 

This morning, a tipster sent us a local Dallas news story about a bride who is upset that her wedding invitations were delivered with the wrong kind of doilies. The tipster suggested that Gawker "make fun" of this bride, who was so distressed by the mixup that she turned to her local ABC affiliate to air her… » 2/27/15 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

Dead Cherry Tycoon Reportedly Ran One of NYC's Largest Pot Farms

The pot farm owned and operated by Arthur Mondella, the cherry magnate who killed himself on Tuesday, was reportedly among the largest ever discovered in New York City. The New York Times and New York Daily News report that the grow room—located in Dell's Maraschino Cherries Company's basement, behind a hidden door… » 2/27/15 11:58am Today 11:58am

What Happens When a Soft Drink Brand Is Scared By Its Own Journalism?

Red Bull is famous for selling orange-tinted poison, but over the past few years it has become increasingly well-known in certain circles for hawking a product much less profitable than energized swill: music, and writing about music. This week, a writer found out what happens when a brand dipping its toes into… » 2/27/15 10:41am Today 10:41am

Scarlett Johansson: John Travolta Isn't "Strange" or "Creepy" LOL LOL OK

Scarlett Johansson, who played an extraterrestrial in Under the Skin but is almost certainly a human being in real life, says John Travolta did not creep her out at the Oscars. People might think that she looks uncomfortable in the photo above, but people are wrong. » 2/27/15 9:38am Today 9:38am

500 Days of Kristin, Day 32: Emerald Duv Customer Service Department

In addition to working tirelessly on her forthcoming teen vampire novel Balancing on Heels, Kristin Cavallari designs mid-priced jewelry that retails online. This fact was recently brought to our attention by Kristin, who posted a photo of said jewelry on her Instagram account along with the name of her line: Emerald… » 2/26/15 6:24pm Yesterday 6:24pm

Do Not Use TurboTax This Tax Season

If you haven't already filed your taxes, you're probably considering TurboTax, the widely used software that makes filing a return easy for our nation of babies and dimwits. Consider an alternative: according to two former high-ranking employees, the company ignored rampant refund theft because it could take a cut. » 2/26/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Can You Taste the Difference Between Banned U.K. Cadbury and Hershey's?

As we've tirelessly covered this year, Hershey, Inc. decided to yank the fun from Easter by suing a company responsible for importing British Cadbury chocolate into the United States. Why buy real Cadbury—creamy, smooth, delicious—when you could have Cadbury made by Hershey—acrid, sour, gritty, and painfully… » 2/26/15 3:54pm Yesterday 3:54pm

Surprise: Almost Everything About Pimp My Ride Was Hilarious Bullshit

In this fraught American media landscape, who can be trusted? Brian Williams is a faker, and Bill O'Reilly is too. The credibility of our most cherished cultural lodestars is crumbling before our eyes, and the mighty haven't stopped falling. That's right: Xzibit is a fraud, and Pimp My Ride was insane bullshit. » 2/26/15 1:29pm Yesterday 1:29pm

David Cronenberg on Maps to the Stars and the Horrors of Hollywood

He's responsible for the likes of 1983's Videodrome, 1986's The Fly remake, 1988's Dead Ringers, and 2005's A History of Violence, but David Cronenberg may have delivered his most disturbing movie with Maps to the Stars. It's a tale of celebrity aspiration and Hollywood misery that weaves together incest, mental… » 2/26/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm