Kinja Insider: The Questions Gawker Is Afraid to Answer

Nick Denton, our boss, recently issued yet another of his trademark bank-shot public memoranda, using a follow-up tweet to a Forbes.com outtake of his previously published interview with Playboy to announce what it is that he would like the staff of Gawker to do: » 3/05/14 3:38pm 3/05/14 3:38pm

Athletes Among Us: The Stories Behind These Cool Photographs

Last year the photographer Jordan Matter released a super-cool book called Dancers Among Us. He put dancers in everyday situations—in the middle of a park, a subway station, on a busy sidewalk—and photographed them, out of context, doing their dance moves. As a follow-up to the book, Matter has released a new series… » 10/02/13 5:10pm 10/02/13 5:10pm

ESPN's Nate Silver Is Here To Answer Your Questions

Last week, Nate Silver, the statistician who became famous (and stupidly infamous) for his political forecasting, bolted The New York Times for ESPN. Curious how he'll fit in at a company dedicated to producing more noise than signal? Wondering how it felt getting tossed under the bus somewhere along Eighth Avenue?… » 7/29/13 2:01pm 7/29/13 2:01pm

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Cobra, Brah! breaks down the late Margaret Thatcher's "efforts to destroy English football" over on Sidespin: "Thatcher and other members of her Conservative cohort were quick to blame Liverpool supporters for the Hillsborough disaster, tarnishing those lives lost that fateful day in April, 1989. During her 11 years at… » 4/08/13 1:25pm 4/08/13 1:25pm

Got Thanksgiving Questions? The New York Times's Expert, Sam Sifton, Is …

Sam Sifton was, until last year, The New York Times's restaurant critic. He also manned the paper's Thanksgiving help line. Now he's written a delightful little volume of essentials, Thanksgiving: How To Cook It Well. It's not too late to save your holiday! Sam can help, with sides, desserts, place settings, drinks,… » 11/19/12 1:55pm 11/19/12 1:55pm

Skew Yourselves: Nate Silver Is Here To Answer Your Questions

Nate Silver—the baseball analyst/metapollster/scary math witch who has given us both the PECOTA player forecasting system and the indispensable FiveThirtyEight blog—is in the discussion below, awaiting your questions. Go buy his book, The Signal and the Noise. We predict that you'll like it. » 11/14/12 1:58pm 11/14/12 1:58pm

Damien Echols Of The West Memphis Three Is Here To Answer Your…

Earlier today, we ran an excerpt from Damien Echols's new book, Life After Death, about his time on death row following his wrongful conviction in the murder of three 8-year-old boys. If you haven't yet, be sure to give it a read. The book is available on Amazon. » 10/03/12 3:00pm 10/03/12 3:00pm

It's Women's Semis Day At The U.S. Open. Let's Watch It Together

Every year, the Friday after Labor Day provides a pretty awesome respite: Two women's U.S. Open semifinals, played in the middle of the afternoon. It helps shorten the already short week. First up: French Open champ Maria Sharapova against Aussie Open champ Victoria Azarenka. Then we've got Serena Williams taking on… » 9/07/12 2:35pm 9/07/12 2:35pm

Ask An Anonymous PR Guy About The Shady Work Of Being A Pro Athlete's…

Gang, meet Anonymous PR Guy. Anonymous PR Guy, say hello to the gang. Anonymous PR Guy is an actual publicist for a handful of pro athletes, and in exchange for his anonymity, he's agreed to share a few stories with us about what his job is really like. We've always wondered, and now we know: He's already dished on how … » 8/21/12 3:00pm 8/21/12 3:00pm

Discussion Discussion: Surrounded By Assholes

If you've read our previous Discussion Discussions, or the Comment Of The Fortnight-Ish columns before those, by now you're likely familiar with how they work: we artfully (we hope) and circuitously (uh, yeah) lay out an argument for how best to conduct oneself down there, and hopefully by the end you're nodding and… » 8/17/12 5:10pm 8/17/12 5:10pm

Join Us Tonight At 10 For What Should Be A Lively Discussion With…

Aside from being an NFL punter, Chris Kluwe is many things. Video gamer. Picture of calm. Maker of parodies. Defender of punters everywhere. Gawker comment troll. And at 10 p.m. (EDT), Kluwe will be right here taking questions directly from Deadspin readers. The floor down in the discussion will be yours, so feel free… » 8/01/12 3:40pm 8/01/12 3:40pm

Vikings Punter (And Crossfit Fan) Chris Kluwe Trolled The Shit Out of…

Yesterday, Gawker's Hamilton Nolan wrote a post that was critical of the Crossfit™ workout regimen for (among other things) being an expensive, injury-inducing cult fad. Nolan was subsequently greeted in the discussion by a lengthy reply from "Loate," who identified himself as "a currently active NFL player (albeit 'just' … » 7/27/12 3:50pm 7/27/12 3:50pm

MSG Chairman James Dolan: Asswipe Or Schmuck? Let's Discuss!

The discussion about the Jeremy Lin non-signing has mostly portrayed the Knicks' decision to let Lin walk as the deeply considered output of a complex financial calculus. Well, apparently not! The Knicks didn't match Houston's contract offer because their owner, James Dolan had his wittle feelings hurt by Jeremy Lin's … » 7/18/12 6:46pm 7/18/12 6:46pm