West Coast Editor, Gawker
West Coast Editor at Gawker. My work has appeared in or on National Geographic, USA Today, The Awl, The Root, NPR, and others. Never for money. Always for love.
paleofuture.gizmodo.com — Hi, I'm Matt. You may know me from such internets as Smithsonian's Paleofuture blog and Pacific Standard's Time Machines blog. But today the Paleofuture blog (and yours truly) are moving to Gizmodo! I started the Paleofuture blog back in 2007 and had no idea that it would one day become my full-time job.
indiegogo.com — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smokes crack cocaine. Gawker is trying to purchase a video of Ford smoking crack cocaine. If we raise $200,000, the owners have promised to hand it over so we can publish it online. Gawker editor John Cook has watched the video, as have two reporters for the Toronto Star.
observer.com — Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton is engaged, reports Confidenti@al, the Daily News gossip page. Mr. Denton proposed to his actor boyfriend, Derrence Washington, over the weekend, and they are planning on a wedding next May in upstate New York. The Gawker owner also updated his Facebook page this morning to reflect his new relationship status.
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