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How Things Work

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:33:00 GMT

Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.

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Letters From Our Exes

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:45:00 GMT

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Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —AP

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How Guilty Should I Feel?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:26:00 GMT

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I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”

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Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:56:00 GMT

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A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com.

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What Was Gawker? 

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:15:00 GMT

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Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always.

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There's Someone Else I've Got To Be

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:59:00 GMT

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Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It erases the mutations your love has engendered. You don’t even get to keep them in a jar of formaldehyde. Your best chance at preservation is art.

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Mission Demolished

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:30:00 GMT

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A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance because every media graveyard has sad ghouls.

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Closing the Book on Gawker.com

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:28:00 GMT

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As you may have heard, this week marks the end of gawker.com’s operations. If you didn’t read it here, you may have read about it in the bushel of eulogies that our colleagues at other publications have produced over the last few days.

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Fuck It

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:55:00 GMT

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Goodnight, friends.

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South Carolina Is Giving Body Cameras to Shellfish Monitors 

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:40:00 GMT

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The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.

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Clinton Campaign Manager Says Trump Might Be Putin 'Puppet'

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:50:00 GMT

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Trump has been promoted this week from statue to puppet.

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Erdogan Claims Turkish Wedding Attack That Killed 51 Was Carried Out by Child Suicide Bomber 

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:40:00 GMT

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At least 51 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a Kurdish wedding party in the southeastern Turkish city Gaziantep on Saturday night.

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When Martin Shkreli Calls A Pharma Company Out, You Know It Screwed Up [Update]

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:11:00 GMT

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The extensive price hike for a vital, life-saving drug for many with allergies is causing concern among doctors, patients, and politicians—along with a guy responsible for an extensive price hike himself.

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Judge Recommends Criminal Charges Be Brought Against Arizona Sheriff for Ignoring Orders to Stop Racial Profiling

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:10:00 GMT

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Joe Arpaio, who says he is the “toughest sheriff” in the land, could face criminal charges.

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Hillary Is Asleep, That's Where 

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:05:00 GMT

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Where is she sleeping?

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Report: Trump's Real Estate Holdings Have At Least $650 Million in Debt 

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:45:00 GMT

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It appears that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, typically a fan the huge and dissolute, has been minimizing public perception of his debt.

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The Only Thing That Would Make Us Feel Better Is if You Sent Us Trump's Tax Returns

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMT

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Have you heard? As of next week, beloved cuck advocacy website Gawker.com will officially be shutting down thanks to the machinations of a megalomaniacal seasteading vampire . It happens! And though it’s incredibly unfortunate, there is something you can do to make us feel just a little bit better: Send us Donald Trump’s tax returns.

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Gawker.com to End Operations Next Week

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:50:00 GMT

After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and three months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.

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Twitter Suspends 235,000 Accounts for Promoting Terrorism

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:08:00 GMT

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Twitter says it has suspended 235,000 accounts for promoting terrorism since February. That brings the total accounts suspended since June 2015 to 360,000.

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Popular Youtuber Creates Repulsive Propaganda Music Video For North Korea

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:17:00 GMT

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I’ve seen a lot of disgusting things in my years on the internet, but this video takes the cake.

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All the Best Gossip from Esquire's Jared Kushner Profile

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:25:00 GMT

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Amid Donald Trump’s spasmodic summer, one member of his campaign (and family) has received a growing amount of positive—or at least not explicitly negative—press: Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Today, however, Esquire has published a long and excellent profile with lots of good dirt, all about who is this smiling fellow who through his narrow greed and ambition has sold out his faith for a suicide ride on the Trump train.

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McDonald's Happy Meal Fitness Trackers Are Giving Kids Rashes

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:33:00 GMT

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McDonald’s will no longer be shipping fitness trackers with its Happy Meals. The fast-food giant is discontinuing the cheap step-counters it was set to include in kid’s meals because the plastic bands are giving children rashes.

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If You Drive For a Living, Look for Another Career

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:25:00 GMT

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There is nothing wrong with planning for the future. If you are a cab driver, or a truck driver, or an Uber driver, now is the time to plan for what you will do when your job disappears. And for what we should do for you.

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Why

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:10:00 GMT

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13 Dead in Louisiana as Some Return to Flooded Homes

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:10:00 GMT

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The death toll in Louisiana has risen to 13, ABC News reports. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit the state on Thursday to review the federal government’s response to what Governor John Bel Edwards called “unprecedented” flooding.

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