Rolling Stone Publishes, Then Unpublishes, Column Criticizing The NFL

Friend of Deadspin Jeb Lund (also known as monstrous, deceased dictator Mobutu Sese Soko) published a column today under the headline "Screw the Super Bowl: The Big Lies of the Big Game" on Rolling Stone's website. You can't read it on anymore, though, because it mysteriously disappeared shortly after… » 1/30/15 6:19pm Yesterday 6:19pm

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:12am Wednesday 11:12am

The Rock-Critic Hive Mind: Data-Mining The "Best Albums of 2014" Lists

Used to be, you could count on just a few Best Albums of the Year lists to slice through the chaos of the previous 12 months. Pick up a December issue of Rolling Stone or SPIN, clip out your local newspaper critic's personal Top 10, and you had a ready-made guide for how to spend the Best Buy gift cards you got for… » 12/30/14 3:25pm 12/30/14 3:25pm

Emails: How UVA Stonewalled Rolling Stone On Rape Story

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jezebel and at least one other news outlet, the University of Virginia has released a series of emails between the school and Rolling Stone. The emails outline how the school dealt with media requests from reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the magazine's… » 12/19/14 6:41pm 12/19/14 6:41pm

The Necessary Cruelty of Facts

Binjamin Wilkomirski's story was very sad and quite remarkable. In 1995, the Swiss clarinetist published a memoir titled Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood, detailing his youth during the Holocaust, including time spent in two concentration camps. The book was met with awe and acclaim. It was called "morally… » 12/12/14 10:11am 12/12/14 10:11am

Wait, Did Clowntroll Blogger Chuck Johnson Shit On The Floor One Time?

If you've been online this week, you may have heard of Charles "Chuck" C. Johnson, an odious conservative blogger who has gained some fame by rolling around in the shit left in the wake of last month's Rolling Stone piece, which told the story of a University of Virginia student who claimed she was raped by seven men… » 12/09/14 4:01pm 12/09/14 4:01pm

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10… » 11/24/14 2:44pm 11/24/14 2:44pm

18 Things Rolling Stone Couldn't Fit Into Its Bill Simmons Profile

I went to a Clippers game with Bill Simmons, heard him explain why other players don't like Blake Griffin, and joined him in making fun of a pre-shitstorm Donald Sterling, who sat, inert, across the court from us. ("Maybe it's like a Weekend at Bernie's kind of thing.") I ate sushi with Bill in L.A., watched him tape… » 4/29/14 3:00pm 4/29/14 3:00pm

NASCAR's Tony Stewart Makes Sure The Girls Are 18

There won't be a better profile of an athlete written this year. Of course that's assuming you think racecar drivers are athletes. But even if you don't, you need to read this Rolling Stone story » 9/02/08 2:00pm 9/02/08 2:00pm on NASCAR's Tony Stewart. Just a few of the details: Stewart used to travel with a pet monkey on his private jet but got…