Leah Beckmann · 06/20/13 09:01AM

Gizmodo is hosting a Q&A with movie location scout Nick Carr, the location sleuth behind Scouting NY. Go and ask him stuff.

A Discussion with Nathaniel Rich on His New Book Odds Against Tomorrow

Maggie Lange · 04/12/13 11:39AM

Nathaniel Rich's second novel, Odds Against Tomorrow, traces the life of Mitchell Zukor, a young mathematician obsessed with predicting apocalyptic natural disasters. After college he finds himself working for a secretive insurance firm in New York City, where his ability to predict these cataclysms becomes his job. After his predictions are realized, Zukor is proclaimed a prophet in this new world, ravaged by natural disasters.

A Discussion With Salman Rushdie and Midnight's Children Director Deepa Mehta

Rich Juzwiak · 04/10/13 10:45AM

Gawker is very excited to host a Q&A with author Salman Rushdie and filmmaker Deepa Mehta. Salman has adapted his classic 1981 novel Midnight's Children into a screenplay and the resulting film, directed by Deepa, will be in select U.S. theaters on April 26. For those who haven't read the book or need a refresher, here is the film's official synopsis:

A Discussion With Tracey Thorn, Bedsit Disco Queen and Author

Rich Juzwiak · 03/25/13 11:30AM

Last week songwriter Tracey Thorn, who's best known for her work in the musical duo Everything But the Girl, released her memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star in the U.S. It's a witty and charming chronicle of a career full of happy accidents and success found in the least likely of places — like clubland, which the formerly acoustic-based duo took by storm in 1995 when legendary house producer Todd Terry remixed their "Missing" and the results yielded a global smash.

A Discussion With Evgeny Morozov, Silicon Valley's Fiercest Critic

Adrian Chen · 03/14/13 02:30PM

Does each mention of "the power of crowdsourcing" fill you with blind rage? Are you sick of geeks foisting the latest Kickstarter-funded self-tracking weight loss gadget upon you as if your main problem is a lack of awareness of just how lazy you are? Think memes are horseshit? You will love Evgeny Morozov.

Who's Going to Win an Oscar This Year—and Who Deserves to Win One?

Max Read · 02/23/13 12:33PM

Tomorrow night, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will take the stage to host the 85th Academy Awards. There are a lot of deserving nominees—and just as many, if not more, undeserving ones. Our own Rich Juzwiak will have some pre-Oscar predictions tomorrow (we'll also be here and on Twitter during the red carpet and the ceremony itself), but this is your chance to put yours on the record. Who's going to win? Who should win? Who should've been nominated, but wasn't? (You can find a full list of nominations here.)

A Discussion with Accused CIA Agent Sabrina De Sousa

Adrian Chen · 01/31/13 01:45PM

For the past decade, Sabrina De Sousa has been enmeshed in a Kafkaesque fight to clear her name in connection to an illegal CIA operation that has never officially been acknowledged to exist. Today we're hosting a Q & A with the alleged CIA agent, starting at 2pm.

Are Nuts Salty or Sweet?

Hamilton Nolan · 11/28/12 12:00PM

Let us stipulate, as gentlemen and gentlewomen, that food can generally be divided into two separate and distinct categories: Sweet foods, and Salty (or Savory) foods. Accepting momentarily this fundamental bifurcation, we turn our attention, as we do so often, to nuts. Nuts. Are they a salty food, or a sweet food? The answer is not so simple.

Anthony Bourdain Is Here to Take All of Your Questions, Turkey-Related or Not

Emma Carmichael · 11/20/12 11:45AM

Anthony Bourdain is a man of many talents and many curse words: For the past 30 years, he's been a successful chef, then author, and television host, traveling the world for his Travel Channel series, No Reservations, and eating at some of the most loved restaurants in the world (as well as its least-known food stalls and noodle stands). In short, for at least the past decade, he's held down everyone's dream job.

Most of You Won't Die in this Hurricane So Why Aren't You Drunk Yet?

A.J. Daulerio · 10/29/12 04:15PM

There are very few days 50 million people get permission by their employers and city officials to "stay home and be safe" which some people interpret as an open bar until Hurricane Sandy's temper tantrum ends. So please inform us in the discussion system what state of inebriation you're planning to be in once those gale-force winds start uprooting trees and stray cats across the city in the next few hours. If you plan on adding any illegal substances to your Emergency Stay-At-Home Pack please feel free to suggest your own concoctions since some Gawker editors are mulling how to best enjoy the Frankenstorm show but still maintain enough capacitation to evacuate in a makeshift canoe.

Vanderbilt Discussion

Emma Carmichael · 10/17/12 02:11PM

A discussion for Vanderbilt University students with Gawker founder Nick Denton.