How I begged, cajoled and duped donors into giving money to a senator I despised.
Earlier this year, as a wave of counterrevolution and repression continued to roll back popular democratic uprisings across the Middle East, one of the Arab Spring’s most popular online activists found himself sitting in a jail cell.
The National Retail Federation estimates that people will cough up $350 million just on Halloween costumes — for their pets.
It’s all too easy to steal images on the Internet. What recourse do photographers have?
Sacred structures needn’t be religious. Great buildings have a curious power to command reverence in any cultural setting.
In the Dynamic Chair, surfing the web is like attending a new-age Pilates class.
Sci-fi spectacles were integral to P-Funk, the postmodern and psychedelic brand of funk that George Clinton helped innovate. This is dance music designed to be loud, expansive, and raw: less music for a party than a party unto itself.
Three years after it entered commercial service, Boeing continues to lose money on every single 787 they make.
Another person jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening. He was quickly caught, but not before he kicked a dog.
It has become this year’s catch-all insult, powered by social media and broadcasters keen to avoid more sweary options. But where did it come from — and who really deserves the epithet?
I have allowed a handful of anonymous people censor me. They have forced me, out of fear, into seeing myself a potential victim. And that makes me loathe not THEM, but MYSELF. So I write this to urge any person, male or female, who now has the impulse to do what I did, to walk away from something they loved before, to NOT. Don’t let other people drive you away from gaming.
It's here, and it's a bit earlier than we expected.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an informational guide to "temple garments" on their website. Why have these clothes been such a source of fascination in American culture?
A pig farmer, a ballooning company, and a mathematician walk into a courtroom...
Is the health food du jour really all it's cracked up to be?
As the ongoing, harassment-fueled controversy known as Gamergate rages into its second month with no sign of dying down, the Pew Research Center is out with new numbers on online harassment. They probably won't surprise you.
In 1986, everyone knew Randy Lanier was fast. He'd just won a sportscar championship and shattered an Andretti record to become the Indy 500 rookie of the year. What most people didn't know is he paid for his racing dreams by smuggling massive quantities of marijuana past the feds.
Robert Oberst is one of America’s leading professional strongmen, holder of the American record in the Log Lift and eater extraordinaire. In an average day, Obie consumes 15,000–20,000 calories. Here's what he eats.
There is more to urine than just piss and vinegar. And even if it were just piss and vinegar, that stuff is still gross so you shouldn't be drinking it anyways.
Canada is no stranger to terrorism, having endured the kidnappings of government officials by radical domestic terrorists known as the Front de liberation du Quebec in 1970, during what was known as the October Crisis. Mass shootings are also not unprecedented, having happened at Ecole Polytechnique in 1989 and at Dawson College in 2006. But never before has an attack so brazenly targeted Canadian institutions in the nation's capital.
Officials say an individual jumped the White House fence Wednesday evening around 7:30 p.m.
Smart editors have a knack for calling bullshit on bullshit, and Bradlee was a pro at that. He had called bullshit on Richard Nixon several times, and he had even called bullshit on himself after the paper published a series of prize-winning stories that had been fabricated by its reporter, Janet Cooke; the Post’s apology was complete, and its internal investigation, which criticized Bradlee, was blunt. On this late November afternoon, Bradlee was calling bullshit on me.
There is a lot of talk of ever-more-microgenerational differences these days, but if you want to get down to the brass tacks of it, the American population can more or less be divided into two groups: those who snuck their first illicit looks at flesh-for-the-ogling in print, and those of us who had the bawdy cornucopia of the internet for such endeavors.
Assuming Latinos will join the white majority ignores the stark divisions in a racially diverse group.
The U.S. auto safety agency today dramatically boosted, to at least 7.78 million, the number of U.S. vehicles previously recalled for faulty Takata air bags that the government now says pose an immediate threat to front-seat passengers.
Frank Sivero, who played mobster Frankie Carbone in "Goodfellas," claims that "Simpsons" writers living next to him in 1989 imitated his character for animated hoodlum Louie.
Just about every major food trend is working against Hot Pockets, and Nestlé clearly knows it has a problem brand on its hands.
Walking down University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, you pass a bustling little hummus shop called Oren’s. “Ah,” you might think, “here is where someone named Oren makes hummus.” Nope.
If you're looking for something great to watch but don't want to sift through a bunch of garbage, may we humbly suggest Digg Video? We think you'll like what you see.
Down in Mississippi, a league of flameouts and misfits is producing a staggering number of NFL athletes.
Betting big on marijuana futures with the Wolf of Weed Street.
She'll be sporting an array of massive bow ties courtesy of Joe Boxer, which will be lifted in front of her, one by one, via helicopters.
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.
Every fridge should strive to be more like this fridge. And candy dispensing should be a standard feature among all kitchen appliances.
This morning, the singer released "Track 3" — eight seconds of silence. Was it a mistake, or a super-profound commentary on the contemporary condition?
Buildings in Ottawa’s downtown core are under lockdown after the crack of gunshots rang through the halls of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and a gunman fired on soldiers guarding Canada’s main war memorial.
CBC News has confirmed the Ottawa shooting victim is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in Hamilton from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment. Ottawa police announced at a press conference Wednesday that the soldier shot while guarding the National War Memorial had died.
When you think about it, scooping the innards out of a large squash, carving a scary face into it, and jamming a candle inside is a bit weird. But so is the story behind the first jack-o’-lantern.
Gawker is rarely perfect, but it strives to be honest and fearless. For us to have apologized for a joke — to have even clarified — in the face of such breathtaking cynicism and dishonesty, from both "ad partners" and the enemies who leverage those brands' fearfulness to silence opposing voices, feels like an utter abdication of those responsibilities. Frankly, that sucks. If anyone is owed an apology, it's our readers. So: Sorry.
It's true what they say: with enough tweaking, absolutely anything can be turned into an explosive. Wait, they don't say that? Maybe they should start.
"Being basic isn't about race or class. It's not about being jealous or hating women. It is, and always has been, about coolness. It's about your steeze or lack thereof."
As Alejandro Almaraz demonstrates in his series, “Portraits of Power,” official portraits are precisely constructed compositions, created with the intention of reinforcing the authority of their subjects.
For several years in the late 1930s and early 1940s, during the summer months, Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich held what came to be known as “A Day of German Art,” conceived as a kind of Aryan-inflected kickoff for the annual Great German Art Exhibition in Munich. Paintings, sculpture and spectacle combined to celebrate a strenuously Nazified vision of Teutonic culture — one in which German legends and myths were bent to the service (and the aesthetic) of the Reich.
These cellists managed to absolutely shred this Maiden classic with two less strings than the song was meant to be played on.
A blistering report into an academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina released Wednesday found that for nearly two decades two employees in the African and Afro-American Studies department ran a “shadow curriculum” of hundreds of fake classes that never met but for which students, many of them Tar Heels athletes, routinely received A’s and B’s.
It's easy to make jokes about the Great Pumpkin Riot of 2014. Events in Keene, New Hampshire this past weekend read like an Onion article: The annual Pumpkin Festival in the sleepy college town ended with riot cops and tear gas as young people flipped cars and started fires in the street. But there's good reason to take the riot seriously.
Footage captured by a reporter from The Globe and Mail shows Canadian authorities attempting to apprehend the shooter in the Canadian parliament building.
Just as more people reach out to help, cities are biting back at those hands feeding the homeless.
About 1,000 Bank of America debit transactions made using Apple's new mobile-payment system were mistakenly duplicated.
Biking Bhutan with no shocks, no balls and a very gracious prince
What's behind all those viral marriage proposals?
Meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood.
Kevin Vickers, sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons, is being hailed as a hero after reportedly shooting and killing a gunman inside Parliament on Wednesday.
Imagine if Google Now ran your email.
World War I is mostly remembered today for the muddy, bloody trenches of Western Europe, but it was, as its name suggests, a global event, both in where it was fought and who fought it.
McDonald’s thinks it’s misunderstood. But the real problem is that McDonald’s is big and its food is processed through what executives refer to as the System. That just doesn’t sound very tasty.
Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday.
Those documents, prepared by the St. Louis County medical examiner and obtained by the St Louis Post-Dispatch, provide the most detailed description to date of the wounds Brown sustained in the Aug. 9 confrontation with Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.
This is how humanity ends — not with a bang, but with a *CRUNCH*.
Even if you’re only a casual internet user, chances are that by now you’ve probably heard something about the movement known as Gamergate. If you’re unfamiliar with what Gamergate is, we’ve taken the liberty of writing up a brief summary of the movement and its goals, which we will immediately change if anything in it offends anyone who associates with Gamergate.
She's done with the pink hair, and the bonkers outfits, and at least a few of the alter egos. Nicki Minaj is now in her world-conqueror phase — her new album, following two platinum-sellers, is immodestly titled "The Pinkprint" — and she's got a new message to go with it: This isn't all about butts anymore. Except for when it absolutely, positively is.
So these are fantastic tablets. The question is: Do you need a fantastic tablet?
For the first time, doctors have opened and closed the brain's protector – the blood-brain barrier – on demand. The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas of the brain that are otherwise out of bounds. Ultimately, it could make it easier to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's and brain cancer.