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Mission Demolished

Tina Brown arrives at the launch of Radar Magazine held at Hotel QT on May 18, 2005 in New York City. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) 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 ...

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There's Someone Else I've Got To Be

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 ...

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What Was Gawker? 

Image by Jim Cooke Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always. If you are very lucky, you might find a place where you can do what you want. If you are very fortunate, you may one day find a place where you can be as inane, brilliant, ...

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Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

Image by Jim Cooke A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com. This is the final act in what Thiel wished to present, and succeeded in presenting, as a simple and ancient morality play, a story of hubris meeting its punishment. The premise behind that morality play was, as ...

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How Guilty Should I Feel?

Illustration: Jim Cooke 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 ...

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Letters From Our Exes

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 Former editor Gabriel Snyder While fearlessness at tackling any topic is its hallmark, Gawker was always terrible at talking about itself, especially at telling the world what it was for. Nick Denton ...

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How Things Work

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. Advertisement The staff will move to new jobs on other properties in Gawker Media Group, which are lively and intact, and the whole operation will continue under new ownership, ...

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Closing the Book on Gawker.com

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. Since it’s not totally clear to me what will happen to the site’s archives or how long ...

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Fuck It

Photo: Fuck Off Goodnight, friends. Fuck (It) Fuck (Me) Fuck (That) Fuck (This) Fuck (Up) Fuck (You) Fuck(, as) Fuck(, a) Fuck(, the) Fuck(ed) Fuck(ers) Fuck(in’) Fuck(ing) Fuck(man-Ass) Gawker

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South Carolina Is Giving Body Cameras to Shellfish Monitors 

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. According to the Associated Press, a portion of South of Carolina’s newly flush body camera budget will be distributed to officers who monitor oyster health and shellfish harvesting. When you take into consideration ...

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