A Hurricane Is Coming

How do you know when to trust someone when they say "a hurricane is coming?" Should you only trust the NWS? Television weatherpeople? Your favorite Gawker weather blogger? All too often, people don't care where they get their weather information, and that's a huge problem. » 8/20/14 9:10am 8/20/14 9:10am

The Idea Of Paying College Athletes Is Having Its Moment

The aftershocks from "The Shame of College Sports," Taylor Branch's devastating cover story in The Atlantic, continue to ripple. Two other pieces are out today advancing the notion that college athletes deserve financial compensation. » 9/16/11 12:25pm 9/16/11 12:25pm

Great Moments In NCAA Hypocrisy: How Penn State Defended Its Integrity,…

There is too much amazing material in Taylor Branch's Atlantic piece about the NCAA for us to handle it all at once, so we're just going to keep pulling shiny gems from the treasure trove whenever a new one catches our eye. So: The piece begins with a scene in 2001 where legendary shoe-company fixer Sonny Vaccaro… » 9/14/11 6:45pm 9/14/11 6:45pm