Is Wheaties Ever Gonna Make A Statement About Bruce Jenner? 

Probably not. In the past month we’ve made multiple media requests to General Mills for comment about anything involving Jenner’s presumed gender transition. They’ve dutifully taken down the information, the specific questions, all the usual “media relations” protocol, but the results have been the same: silence. No… » 4/24/15 6:35pm Friday 6:35pm

This Is Why Creative People Are Horrible At Email

The release of the Sony Email search engine from Wikileaks is a fantastic time-waster for everyone — not just story-starved online media hacks — in that it is a very handy tool for the best and worst of inter-office communication. My favorite find so far is an email from Ninja, one half of scary-looking EDM group Die… » 4/17/15 6:25pm 4/17/15 6:25pm

[VERY GRAPHIC] Horrifying Video of Man Beating a Woman Inside A Bodega

WARNING: This video is tough to watch. Here’s footage taken Saturday night from what appears to be a very horrible domestic dispute inside a bodega located at 797 Flushing Avenue between the Bushwick/Williamsburg neighborhoods. We’ve acquired both the security cam footage and cellphone video and had it mashed together… » 4/17/15 2:55pm 4/17/15 2:55pm

When Can You Make Your Next Appointment After Your Doctor Dies?

This is a real question: is there a certain amount of time-passed necessary for those patients of doctors who recently died to make an appointment? What's the etiquette here? Like, say if this particular doctor just recently committed suicide in very, public dramatic fashion but his patients still need care.… » 4/13/15 6:02pm 4/13/15 6:02pm

The Three to Eight Rapists That Live Across The Street: An Intro

Williamsburg, Brooklyn — On most days I'll see Luis Echevarria , who was convicted of having sex with a 2-year-old, walking out of the gates of 300 Skillman Avenue between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sometimes he walks down to the deli to mill around there for a bit. Other days, he'll just walk all the way up… » 4/13/15 5:05pm 4/13/15 5:05pm

NYC Bar Brawls Forever Own The Night: A Three-Part Video Throwdown

Scene: The Grisly Pear, a West Village burger-and-beer spot enlivened by karaoke and televisions for sports-viewing, but also by fights like this one which happened last Friday night. What caused this donnybrook we'll never know, but the calls from the volunteer referees ("Only one man! Only one man!") show impromptu… » 4/13/15 1:15pm 4/13/15 1:15pm

If You Fall For Natalie Portman, Nicole Krauss Will Be Just Fine, Jon

Soon after Nicole Krauss finalized a publishing deal for her book How To Be A Man, Gawker published a congratulatory item about how much money she made on it. The site also drip-dropped this line into the middle of the post, which got me very excited about books again for a brief period of time: » 4/13/15 11:25am 4/13/15 11:25am

Heyday In Tabloids: Gloria Velez's Bus Got Busted, But She Was Not

On April 13, 2004, the New York Post's top-half front cover blared the headline "Beauty And The Bust" with a floating-dome photo of an aspiring rapper named Gloria Velez. Unfortunately for Velez, a prodigious hip-hop Video Vixen of the late 90's and early aughts (notable work: that lady in the white cowgirl get-up… » 4/13/15 10:30am 4/13/15 10:30am

Media Swamp: Dig These Placemat Ads At A Diner Near You

A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the problems we had buying placemat advertising in diners. (Most of that was because of that damn "Justin Beaver" and the erect penis pic that other outlets purported to be his but, sadly, it was not.) » 4/10/15 4:30pm 4/10/15 4:30pm