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Letters From Our Exes

Photo: ShutterstockGawker.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. —APFormer editor Gabriel SnyderWhile fearlessness at tackling any topic is its hallmark, Gawker was always terr...

How Guilty Should I Feel?

Illustration: Jim CookeI 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 Ja...

Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight

Image by Jim CookeA 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 pr...

What Was Gawker? 

Image by Jim CookeWherever 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...

There's Someone Else I've Got To Be

Gif: YouTubeBreakups 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 ha...

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, hon...

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. Advertisement Since it’s not totally clear to ...