National Poetry Month wraps up this week and it would be a travesty to not attend our "Free Verse" poetry night event tonight at KGB's Red Room in the East Village. Also this week, Rome-based artist Gonzalo Orquin re-creates a show that was intended to be exhibited at a private gallery in Rome but w ... More >>
The past week has been a big one for thinking and talking about marriage. At the same time as the nation has been gripped in the same-sex marriage debate, another conversation has been playing out on the sidelines--not about who people should marry, but when. The chatter started at the end of last ... More >>
By now, you've probably seen the photos of Congressional wannabe Matt Doheny in what appears to be a steamy makeout sesh with a GOP campaign consultant -- who isn't his fiancee.We spent the better part of the afternoon yesterday trying to extend the benefit of the doubt to Mr. Doheny with the hop ... More >>
Eliza Kruger, once anonymousWhen Gawker took down New York GOP representative Christopher Lee of the 26th district, they did so based on the emails of an anonymous woman who made a Craigslist posting. In it, the woman begged, "Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?" In respo ... More >>
Eight people -- including five Columbia University undergrads, one of whom was the student council vice president -- were arrested this morning in a police raid, prosecutors have announced. The students are accused of peddling drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and pot) at campus dorms and f ... More >>
The 2010 National Book Awards at the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom. All the people who were at these tables are still hungover.An unlikely ballroom of people in the troubled business of literature -- publishers, editors, writers, reporters, and respective sycophants -- gather yearly to ostens ... More >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
Remember Steven Slater's impostor, the chubby blond man who fooled Page Six (who corrected today) and a whole boatload of partying gay guys? He's apologized for his actions! We obtained an email from "I'm-Not-Slater" to Daniel Nardicio, the Playgirl VP whose birthday he showed up at.
Steven Slater's impostor. (via Page Six)Page Six reported today that Steven Slater spent the weekend on a yacht partying with hundreds of other dudes for Playgirl exec Daniel Nardicio's birthday. Thing is, the picture they ran with the item was not of Slater, but of some dude that kinda-maybe ... More >>
Palin, pre alleged boob job.Wonkette recently posited the question of whether the former vice presidential candidate did or didn't buy herself "a couple of luxury items," based on a certain white tee Palin was wearing and a photo comparison of that with other non-white zippy-uppy shirts she' ... More >>
Two major New York media moves to report today: Gawker has filled a recently widened gap for political blogging and reporting, while True/Slant - the little network that could -- was purchased in an M & A deal that met expectations in more ways than one.
Late Saturday night, the rumor spread that Black Sabbath (post-Ozzy) and Dio vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who has been suffering from stomach caner, had died, leading to a war over his Wikipedia page. The page was subsequently locked last night and Dio's wife and manager reportedly sent a messa ... More >>
The Gawker masthead's been pretty busy in the last few months, and they haven't even had any of their doors kicked in! It's about to see a little more action, though, as they've now added another name to their editorial team.
"Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade," noted a young Notorious B.I.G. on his way to the top of the rap game, before he was brutally murdered in the climax of a rap war that left both him and his west coast equivalent, Tupac Shakur, dead. Hopefully that won't happen in this case! As ... More >>
Well, looks like I'm gonna have to tell the wife and our nine adopted children with various disabilities that less impair them than they do make them unbearably cute in a Finding Nemo-esque fashion that my first raise won't be coming in quite on schedule this time. Your forthcoming hypo-aller ... More >>
Oh, man. Blogs are funny. Bloggers are funny. People who blog and own blogs, or blogging platforms, are particularly funny. In this case, we have David Karp, the young high school-dropout wunderkind behind microblogging platform Tumblr. Who looks like this. And 'stunts' like this: he supposed ... More >>