T.S. Guillermo to Skirt Hawaii While a Monstrous Typhoon Aims for China

This swirling mass of terror above is Super Typhoon Soudelor in the western Pacific, which is the strongest tropical cyclone we’ve seen in 2015, packing winds of 180 MPH (and gusts to 220 MPH) as it makes its way toward East Asia later this week. Meanwhile, a much weaker tropical storm is heading toward Hawaii. » 8/03/15 4:36pm Today 4:36pm

UnREAL Creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Talks Feminism and The Bachelor 

The season finale of UnREAL, a brilliantly dark satirical drama about a Bachelor-style reality show, airs tonight. For those who haven’t been watching (what are you watching...True Detective?), the show follows reality TV producer Rachel, who is struggling to reconcile her job manipulating female contestants on the… » 8/03/15 3:18pm Today 3:18pm

Gawker Media’s SecureDrop Is Up and Running Again

A quick announcement: Gawker Media’s anonymous SecureDrop portal, which went down for a few days as we moved the server into our new office, is up and running again. If you have information or stories to share with any of Gawker Media’s sites—and want to remain as anonymous as possible—SecureDrop is for you. Detailed… » 8/03/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Jurors Keep Death Penalty Open for Dark Knight Gunman James Holmes

Jurors have voted to keep the death penalty open for James Holmes, who was convicted last month of murdering 12 people during a 2012 screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Co. The trial will now move to the third phase of the sentencing phase, during which jurors will decide if Holmes receives the death penalty… » 8/03/15 2:43pm Today 2:43pm

Chris Christie: The Teachers Union Deserves a Punch in the Face

New Jersey governor and snack gourmand Chris Christie hates unions. And he really hates teachers unions. So much so, in fact, that when the bridge bandit himself was asked who he thought deserved a punch in the face, he didn’t even have to blink before confidently announcing: “Oh, the national teachers union.” » 8/03/15 2:04pm Today 2:04pm