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The Original Gone Girl: On Daphne du Maurier and Her Rebecca

review.gawker.com — As kids, the three du Maurier sisters-Angela, Daphne and Jeanne-had a code. Something "wain" was embarrassing, a "crumb" was a boast, a "tell him" was to be boring, to "nim" was to pee. Someone "beady" was observant. All three girls grew up "beady" themselves.
Sep 19, 2014

Today was a good day because of this Daphne du Maurier article. review.gawker.com/the-original-g…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @RedBrickReads: Is it just us or is @gawker publishing more great book writing than a lot of the guys who purport to do it full time? gawker.com/the-original-g…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @longform: "The Original Gone Girl" On Daphne du Maurier and her novel, Rebecca: long.fm/1DnBKLX (by @CAAF, @Gawker)

Sep 19, 2014

Enjoyed this piece on Daphne du Maurier, who wrote quite a few impressive books beyond Rebecca: ow.ly/BHzGx

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Kim Kardashian Would Like to Be on Downton Abbey

defamer.gawker.com — Downton Abbey, have you heard of it? Yes, Kim Kardashian would like to be on it, please. Thanks! The Sun spoke to Kim Kardashian, a big fan of Downton Abbey, who reportedly said, "I'd love to be on [ Downton Abbey] if they asked." Adding, "I love things like that."

​First iPhone 6 Buyer Lives Nightmare, Immediately Drops It on Live TV

gawker.com — Jack thought he was living every dork's dream. After sleeping outside of an Apple Store in Perth, Australia, he was the first to purchase an iPhone 6, landing him an unboxing interview on Today. The dreamed turned to nightmare, though, when poor old Jack pretty much immediately dropped that thing on the ground.

Kevin Rose Is Competing With His Own Investment

valleywag.gawker.com — On September 4th, Kevin Rose, the Digg founder turned partner at Google Ventures, sent out a series of texts to the folks who were beta testing his new photo-sharing app, Tiiny. People were curious about the similarities between Tiiny and another photo-sharing app, Cap, made by Rose's protege Danny Trinh.
Sep 19, 2014

I agree, Kevin writing for Medium is shady RT @Gawker Kevin Rose is competing with his own investment gaw.kr/wtYJwZe

Sep 19, 2014

Took a longer look at this week’s app controversy. Kevin Rose is gaslighting his own investment valleywag.gawker.com/kevin-rose-is-…

Calling Shonda Rhimes an "Angry Black Woman" Is a Bad Idea

gawker.com — Lately, reading the vast majority of the critics at many mainstream publications, I become paralyzingly depressed. This morning's bit of weltschmerz comes courtesy of the error-prone television critic of Our Paper of Record, Alessandra Stanley. New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley, whose prodigious error rate has earned her...
Sep 19, 2014

This is embarrassing @nytimes: Calling Shonda Rhimes an "Angry Black Woman" Is a Bad Idea gawker.com/calling-shonda… #shondarhimes

Sep 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: Today in bad ideas: Calling Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman." gaw.kr/2olVQKF

Sep 19, 2014

Here are my two cents on Alessandra Stanley’s awful column. gawker.com/calling-shonda…

Time Inc. Labor Negotiations Have Broken Down

gawker.com — The Newspaper Guild, a union that represents hundreds of editorial employees at Time Inc., says that contract negotiations with the company have broken down after the company stood firm on its demands for the right to outsource union jobs. Fading magazine empire Time Inc. is currently trying to negotiate a new contract with the Newspaper ...
Sep 19, 2014

Trouble at Time Inc. via @gawker Time Inc. Labor Negotiations Have Broken Down bit.ly/1BUhcZK $TIME

Sep 19, 2014

"Worker unions and print magazines are both endangered species so we hope that they can reach an agreement" bit.ly/1o95nXo

Asst. Principal Promoted After Special Needs Student Used as Rape "Bait"

gawker.com — In 2010, a teacher's aide and the assistant principal at Sparkman Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama carried out a plan to use a special needs student-a 14-year-old girl-as "bait" to catch another special needs student who was sexually violent. The plan failed, and the 14-year-old girl was raped in the school's bathroom.
Sep 19, 2014

Trigger warning: Alabama Asst. Principal promoted after special needs student used as #rape "bait" bit.ly/1qiJFQg

Sep 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: An assistant principal was promoted after one of her middle school students was used as rape "bait." gaw.kr/zCulOP3

Sep 19, 2014

Truly insane. Asst. Principal Promoted After Special Needs Student Used as Rape "Bait" gawker.com/asst-principal…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: An assistant principal was promoted after one of her middle school students was used as rape "bait." gaw.kr/zCulOP3

Teen High on Meow Meow Goes on Robbery Rampage With a Machete

gawker.com — The drug mephedrone, commonly referred to as "Meow Meow," has been driving teens to all kinds of destruction lately. Connor Scott, a 19-year-old Meow Meow addict, reportedly admitted this week to holding up two different British clothing stores with a machete. According to the police report, when cops caught up to him, Scott said, "Get me off the streets."
Sep 19, 2014

No one calls anything Meow Meow, Gawker RT “@Gawker: A teen high on Meow Meow held up two stores with a machete. gaw.kr/PqiC4rC

Sep 19, 2014

@Eleanor_West best drug name ever! “@Gawker: A teen high on Meow Meow held up two stores with a machete. gaw.kr/PqiC4rC

Florida Is So Stupid

gawker.com — You may have heard that the sea levels are rising. You may have heard that over the next several decades, rising seas will threaten major coastal cities. You may have surmised that it's dumb, then, to build houses right by the water. Not Florida!

J. Lo Made Iggy Azalea Wear a Dirty Swimsuit

gawker.com — As the Summer of Butts fades into golden autumn, a Bronx-born single mother has released her own "viral" butt YouTube in the hopes of capitalizing on a trend sweeping the nation like a butt abruptly dropped very low and skimmed lightly over a dance floor (or regular floor).
Sep 19, 2014

Iggy Azalea got bronzer all over ha swimsuit lmbo lmbo lmbo gaw.kr/WPhGdZ4 J to the Lo Hello you got bronzer all over ya swimsuit!!!

Words the New York Times Used to Describe Black Women, Ranked

rankings.gawker.com — A writer wrote a thing about black women. It is bad. Very bad. Do not read this article. It will make your face do that thing where your eyebrows pinch together and your left eye starts twitching uncontrollably. Below are the keywords from the article, ranked from Bad to The Fuck You Say About Me?!
Sep 19, 2014

RT @liamstack: Words the New York Times Used to Describe Black Women, Ranked rankings.gawker.com/words-the-new-… via @gawker

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Words the New York Times Used to Describe Black Women, Ranked rankings.gawker.com/words-the-new-… via @gawker

Sep 19, 2014

RT @rembert: parham's angling for that black history month stamp, i think 2015 might be his year rankings.gawker.com/words-the-new-…

Sep 19, 2014

parham's angling for that black history month stamp, i think 2015 might be his year rankings.gawker.com/words-the-new-…

Sep 19, 2014

"darker-skinned and less classically beautiful," "sassy," "haughty," "kooky" How stupid can motherfuckers get? rankings.gawker.com/words-the-new-…

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Clay Aiken Says Celebs in Photo Hacking Scandal Got What They Deserved

defamer.gawker.com — Clay Aiken, former American Idol contestant who you sort of remember, current Democratic nominee in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, has some thoughts about the recent celebrity nude photo hacking scandal. Wanna hear 'em? Earlier this week, a post started on 4chan claimed a wealth of celebrity nudes--a large cache in...
Sep 19, 2014

Clay Aiken says celebrities whose nude photos were leak got what they had coming to them - bit.ly/1qSKndf

An American Family in Ruins: Honey Boo Boo's Parents Split

gawker.com — It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over: TMZ is reporting that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch June Thompson and her fairly beta other half Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson are no more. It seems that Sugar Bear has been trolling online for a new partner, and Mama June is convinced that he's been cheating on her.
Sep 19, 2014

Jeez I hope this is fake reality tv news. Sugar Bear and Mama June are apparently splitting: gawker.com/an-american-fa…

Super Chill Keanu Reeves Subdued Super Creepy Home Intruder

defamer.gawker.com — Keanu Reeves found a strange woman in his library at 4a.m., but don't worry, it's chill. TMZ reports Keanu "Mr. The Matrix" Reeves was asleep in his, one has to assume, very nice home in Los Angeles on Monday when he was awoken by sounds coming from his library.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: Super chill Keanu Reeves subdued a super creepy home intruder. gaw.kr/pCbFE52

Sep 19, 2014

Strangest part about this story: Keanu Reeves has a LIBRARY? "Keanu Reeves found intruder in his library at 4 a.m." defamer.gawker.com/super-chill-ke…

Legendary Punk Artist to Internet Commenters: "Put Yr Dck in Yo Mouf"

gawker.com — Raymond Pettibon, the visual artist responsible for such iconic images as the Black Flag logo and Sonic Youth's Goo album cover, maintains a spectacularly salty online persona. Recently, he--or someone posing as him--took his mashed-out proclamations to the Hypebeast comments section, of all places, dishing out poorly spelled insults like a veteran commenter.
Sep 19, 2014

This is seriously a must-read. RT @Gawker: Legendary punk artist to internet commenters: "Put yr dck in yo mouf." gaw.kr/hEpA3AY