How Things Work

Nick Denton · 08/22/16 04:33PM

Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.

Letters From Our Exes

The Ghosts of Gawker Past · 08/22/16 03:45PM

Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —AP

How Guilty Should I Feel?

Kelly Stout · 08/22/16 03:26PM

I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”

Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

Tom Scocca · 08/22/16 02:56PM

A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com.

What Was Gawker? 

Hamilton Nolan · 08/22/16 02:15PM

Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always.

There's Someone Else I've Got To Be

Rich Juzwiak · 08/22/16 01:59PM

Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It erases the mutations your love has engendered. You don’t even get to keep them in a jar of formaldehyde. Your best chance at preservation is art.

Mission Demolished

Choire Sicha · 08/22/16 11:30AM

A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance because every media graveyard has sad ghouls.

Fuck It

Hudson Hongo · 08/21/16 10:55PM

Goodnight, friends.

South Carolina Is Giving Body Cameras to Shellfish Monitors 

Hannah Gold · 08/21/16 04:40PM

The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.

Hillary Is Asleep, That's Where 

Hannah Gold · 08/20/16 12:05PM

Report: Trump's Real Estate Holdings Have At Least $650 Million in Debt 

Hannah Gold · 08/20/16 10:45AM

It appears that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, typically a fan the huge and dissolute, has been minimizing public perception of his debt.

The Only Thing That Would Make Us Feel Better Is if You Sent Us Trump's Tax Returns

Ashley Feinberg · 08/19/16 02:00PM

Have you heard? As of next week, beloved cuck advocacy website Gawker.com will officially be shutting down thanks to the machinations of a megalomaniacal seasteading vampire. It happens! And though it’s incredibly unfortunate, there is something you can do to make us feel just a little bit better: Send us Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Gawker.com to End Operations Next Week

J.K. Trotter · 08/18/16 11:50AM

After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and three months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.

All the Best Gossip from Esquire's Jared Kushner Profile

Brendan O'Connor · 08/18/16 09:25AM

Amid Donald Trump’s spasmodic summer, one member of his campaign (and family) has received a growing amount of positive—or at least not explicitly negative—press: Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Today, however, Esquire has published a long and excellent profile with lots of good dirt, all about who is this smiling fellow who through his narrow greed and ambition has sold out his faith for a suicide ride on the Trump train.

If You Drive For a Living, Look for Another Career

Hamilton Nolan · 08/18/16 08:25AM

There is nothing wrong with planning for the future. If you are a cab driver, or a truck driver, or an Uber driver, now is the time to plan for what you will do when your job disappears. And for what we should do for you.

Why

Brendan O'Connor · 08/18/16 08:10AM

13 Dead in Louisiana as Some Return to Flooded Homes

Brendan O'Connor · 08/18/16 07:10AM

The death toll in Louisiana has risen to 13, ABC News reports. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit the state on Thursday to review the federal government’s response to what Governor John Bel Edwards called “unprecedented” flooding.