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A Very Confused CNN Wonders: "Who is 4chan?"

gawker.com — After this weekend's stolen nudity spree, clueless reporters across the world are wondering: where is Reddit? When is iCloud? And who is 4chan.org? Some sort of "hacker"? CNN technology analyst Brett Larson is here to identify a website. Over the last 24 hours, one portion of what's purportedly a huge, months-old cache of private...
Sep 02, 2014

RT @chriswelch: Please don’t follow this man’s advice and change your password from “password” to “pa$$word.” gaw.kr/Qe0TVoq pic.twitter.com/QtrgSbPzdT

Sep 02, 2014

CNN hunting nefarious supervillain FOUR CHAN & his Incredible Password Cracking Machine! Change your S's to $ people! gawker.com/a-very-confuse…

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ISIS Kills Second American Captive, Releases Video Message "For Obama"

fortressamerica.gawker.com — The Islamic State has reportedly released a 2-minute, 46-second video showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Sotloff, an American journalist, had been seen in captivity in an earlier video of the killing of his fellow prisoner, James Foley.
Sep 02, 2014

this is horrible. ISIS Kills Second American Captive, Releases Video Message "For Obama" fortressamerica.gawker.com/the-islamic-st…

Sep 02, 2014

ISIS Kills Second American Captive, Releases Video Message "For Obama" fortressamerica.gawker.com/the-islamic-st…

Sep 02, 2014

BREAKIING; Second journalist beheaded, according to news reports. fb.me/71eEyPkOI

Stop Fighting One Another and Unite For Larger Airline Seats

gawker.com — As reclining-airline-seat rage sweeps the nation, it is time for some real talk. Sure, it's fun to fantasize about smashing those rude seat-reclining travelers who smash our knees. But the actual villain in all this is clear: the airline industry itself. In economy class, no one has very much room.

Yet Another Flight Diverted After Battle Over Reclining Seats

gawker.com — The latest skirmish in the great legroom wars of 2014 took place on a flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, Monday, as the third commercial flight in just one week was diverted after passengers argued over a reclining seat.
Sep 02, 2014

Cars > Trains >Buses >Boats >Planes. Yet Another Flight Diverted After Battle Over Reclining Seats gawker.com/yet-another-fl…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @lachlan: This is why we can't have nice things RT @Heminator: Wow. Third flight diverted because of fight over seat reclining. gawker.com/yet-another-fl…

Sep 02, 2014

This is why we can't have nice things RT @Heminator: Wow. Third flight diverted because of fight over seat reclining. gawker.com/yet-another-fl…

Sep 02, 2014

Wow. RT @Gawker: Yet another flight diverted after battle over reclining seats. gaw.kr/kxLNHI2

Twenty Days of Harassment and Racism as an American Apparel Employee

gawker.com — When I graduated college I moved to a new city and wanted a low-stress job that would allow me time to focus on creative projects. I knew people who had worked for American Apparel in the past, both in sales and at the LA headquarters, so I decided to interview for a part-time position.

Angelina Jolie's Wedding Outfit Had Her Kids' Scribbles All Over It

gawker.com — Used to be Angelina Jolie showed everyone she was a wild angel by allowing the actor Billy Bob Thornton to perform acts of coitus with her and having a godawful dragon tattoo.
Sep 02, 2014

Angelina Jolie's wedding dress was designed by A BUNCH OF SCREAMING CHILDREN: gawker.com/angelina-jolie… pic.twitter.com/d6ebTRVqj7

Sep 02, 2014

I love this dress. Angelina Jolie's Wedding Outfit Had Her Kids' Scribbles All Over It gawker.com/angelina-jolie…

Sep 02, 2014

Her kids' scribbles are distracting people from Jolie's obscenely large hands MT @Gawker: gaw.kr/NDAsb8a pic.twitter.com/6Nm114aF2E

Texas Highway Shut Down for Hours Following Gigantic Beer Can Spill

gawker.com — Houston Police spent five hours this morning cleaning up a highway covered in beer after an 18-wheeler carrying dozens of cases of Busch beer and a car collided on the Katy Freeway. KHOU reports that the 18-wheeler jackknifed and rolled over, spilling the hundreds of beer cans across multiple lanes of the highway.

Dream Wedding Ends With 3 Arrests After Groom Hits on Pregnant Worker

gawker.com — A wedding in Pittsburgh's Station Square ended in a bloodied mess when three men were arrested for fighting outside of the reception late Saturday night. The groom, who was among those arrested, reportedly triggered the brawl after allegedly hitting on a pregnant reception worker and then challenging the worker's boyfriend to a fight.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Gawker: Dream wedding ends with 3 arrests after groom hits on pregnant worker: gaw.kr/IEiTCvu

Sep 02, 2014

Any nuptials-gone-wrong report should always refer to a "dream wedding", whatever the contrary evidence. #journalese gawker.com/dream-wedding-…

Sandwiches, Ranked

Sep 02, 2014

One could quibble, but this list is basically accurate RT @max_read: the most important thing i've ever written rankings.gawker.com/sandwiches-ran…

Sep 02, 2014

Gawker made a ranking of sandwiches, so naturally I feel hungry and mildly trolled at the same time rankings.gawker.com/sandwiches-ran… (cc @c_heller)

Sep 02, 2014

wow, the reuben lobby really going after me over this rankings.gawker.com/sandwiches-ran… guess what punks you can't argue with science

Sep 02, 2014

some big, embarrassing mistakes on here but overall a solid rankings post: rankings.gawker.com/sandwiches-ran…

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Welcome to Fortress America, Everybody

fortressamerica.gawker.com — It's been a summer of siege. From Cliven to ISIS to Ferguson, it's hard not to have a bunker mentality about things. We're no different here at Gawker, which is why we're building a new encampment. We call it Fortress America. Welcome! I'm Adam Weinstein, and I'm in command of this scrappy outpost.

Penn State Junior Dresses Up, Whispers With Squirrel Named "Sneezy"

gawker.com — Penn State junior Mary Krupa is, according to her peers and WJAC-TV, the "Squirrel Whisperer." Over the course of her college career, she's developed a deep and lasting relationship with Sneezy the Squirrel, who seems to not mind the fact that Krupa likes to dress her up and take pictures of her.
Sep 02, 2014

Too funny and kinda weird RT @Gawker: A Penn State junior befriended an extremely chill squirrel. gaw.kr/pcXQ2kr

At Least 17,000 People A Year Die on Bangladesh's Roads

gawker.com — Bangladeshi writer Tahmima Anam has a heartbreaking editorial on Bangladesh's dismally maintained, murderous roads and waterways in today's Times: As she details, using WHO stats, at least 17,000 people die a year on Bangladesh's roads, not always while they're in vehicles.
Sep 02, 2014

Don’t go on the road. It’s that simple. RT @Gawker: At least 17,000 people a year die on Bangladesh's roads. gaw.kr/0qgVVt0

Welcome to the Modern Cab's Wall Of Screens

valleywag.gawker.com — Signs we have reached peak-app? Cabbie in SF running 5 dash mounted phones pic.twitter.com/WVycnmkGuN - Thomas Purves (@tpurves) September 2, 2014 If you thought semi-professional Civic chauffeurs had it bad needing to juggle both Lyft's and Uber's apps, regular taxis have it worse.

Sorority Rush Drives AOPi Sisters So Insane They Had to Get Naked

gawker.com — Sorority rush is one of the only forms of torture the U.S. still condones. It makes sense, then, that sisters would want to cut loose after completing the arduous process. University of Florida's AOPi seniors did so by taking pictures of their boobs.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Gawker: Sorority rush drove AOPi sisters so insane they had to get naked. gaw.kr/2xAQaWY

What's Your Strategy for Messing With the "Islamic State"?

fortressamerica.gawker.com — Barack Obama talked to the media last week about U.S. action against the Islamic State and went off-script, saying offhand that the U.S. didn't have a strategy yet for defeating the fundamentalist dirtbags muscling in on Iraq. But what would a good strategy look like? How do you solve a problem like Sharia?
Sep 02, 2014

RT @GawkerOpCenter: ♬ How do you solve a problem like sharia? How do you catch ISIS and pin it down? ♪ fortressamerica.gawker.com/whats-your-str…

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