I think you're missing the point of this "missive" completely. If you put this in the context of, oh, say how something like #GamerGate could derail Gawker that should be a good lesson as to why the editorial side should, at the least, understand the pressures of the business side and how a total meltdown could have… » 12/22/14 1:11pm Monday 1:11pm

If You Don't Get That Buzzfeed San Francisco Editor Job, Try Ratter

Yesterday, Ben Smith, editor of Buzzfeed News, Twittered that he'll be in San Francisco this week interviewing candidates for a new Bureau Chief position. The very lengthy and aspirational job listing can be found here. Buzzfeed is an excellent company and I'm sure they'll make an extraordinary hire. » 10/21/14 1:35pm 10/21/14 1:35pm

What If Baseball's Unwritten Rules Applied To Real Life?

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Drew Magary is on summer vacation with his family, because he's basically John Candy. My name is A.J. Daulerio, substitute funbaggot. Today we're offering pithy, sometimes thoughtful responses about life's rich… » 7/29/14 2:47pm 7/29/14 2:47pm

Fred Phelps Gave Me My First Big Break

In April 2003, The Black Table, a fledgling internet site started by me, Will Leitch, Eric Gillin, Aileen Gallagher, and Jim Cooke, had its first big, exclusive story, which was an interview with one Rev. Fred Phelps, the "God Hates Fags" preacher who passed away last week. Our full Q&A is reprinted below; here's how… » 3/26/14 10:20am 3/26/14 10:20am

It's Because You're A Cunt, Harris

Writers, by nature, are passive-aggressive, easily agitated creatures prone to taking their work too seriously. Those with the "thickest skin" (or "hide" if you're more literary-minded) have developed this imaginary armor usually through repeated bouts of public criticism and have learned to compartmentalize some of… » 8/20/13 2:16pm 8/20/13 2:16pm

This Is The Stupidest, Most LA Business Card Ever

Business cards, for some reason, are still in existence, despite smart phones and the seemingly pervasive notion that they're outdated and useless. Yes, business cards serve as certifiable evidence that you, friendly human, are employed and/or hope to be employed, but hand them out sparingly. For instance, that nice… » 7/12/13 2:00pm 7/12/13 2:00pm