NYU Urges Staffers to Help Pay Students' Outrageously Expensive Tuition

New York University, a Manhattan property development firm with a promising education wing, charges students a lot of money to attend. Undergraduate tuition, room, and board is currently estimated at $65,000 per year. What if a student wants to attend, but doesn't have the money? Who will pay? I don't know—the… » 3/27/15 2:58pm Friday 2:58pm

The Nine Best Hoaxes to Have Hit Wikipedia

Snappy & Friends, a short animated show sponsored by Kellog's Rice Krispies, first aired sometime in 1949. In 1968, a visionary toy scientist named Alex Cartwright created an artificially intelligent robotic arm that could play full games of Stratego, Battleship, and Candyland, to the delight and vague unsettlement of… » 3/26/15 2:04pm Thursday 2:04pm

Life's Nothing More Than a Dumb Kangaroo With a Watering Can on Its Head

In this life, you flail blindly, pummeling your way from one day to the next through alternating periods of heroic effort and helpless inertia, unwilling or unable to behold the world beyond the lonely confines of your own ego. In this way, you resemble an idiot kangaroo with a watering can stuck on its head. » 3/24/15 3:43pm Tuesday 3:43pm

Film Critic Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Sex From Teen Online

Gabriel Toro, a 31-year-old film critic with bylines in IndieWire, CinemaBlend, and Den of Geek, pled guilty this month to charges including soliciting pornographic pictures from a 14-year-old girl and posting advertisements for sex with the girl on Craigslist. He faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. » 3/24/15 11:50am Tuesday 11:50am

Adult Lawmaker Ruins Children's Bill Submission With Anti-Abortion Joke

A group of New Hampshire fourth-graders who traveled to the state's capital in Concord to learn about the joys of civic engagement were given a surprisingly realistic picture of the American legislative process after one lawmaker used their bill—a proposal to name the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor—as an… » 3/20/15 10:51am 3/20/15 10:51am

Read "Dope Rider," High Times' Beautiful 1970s Skeleton-Cowboy Comic

An ascot-wearing skeleton sits cross-legged in the desert, holding an umbrella, as cacti fall from the sky like men in an Magritte painting. Pancho Villa sings backward Bob Dylan lyrics as he faces the firing squad. A motorcycle speeds across a tightrope beneath a floating Mount Rushmore. This is the universe of Dope… » 3/19/15 6:36pm 3/19/15 6:36pm

How One Man Made Himself Into an Aboriginal God With Wikipedia

In Chapter 10 of his 2012 book Atheism and the Case Against Christ, Matthew S. McCormick provides a list of "gods and religions in history that have fallen out of favor." Between the Chinese deities Jade Emperor and Ji Gong on this list sits Jar'Edo Wens, an exotic-looking nonsense phrase some Australian guy added to… » 3/19/15 2:34pm 3/19/15 2:34pm

Watch Santorum Field an Insane Question About Obama's Plot to Nuke S.C.

A special thing happened last weekend at the South Carolina National Security Action Summit: Rick "We Will Never Have the Smart People on Our Side" Santorum met an American citizen who makes him look like a champion of reason. » 3/18/15 6:38pm 3/18/15 6:38pm

The Scientology Conspiracy Theory About Two Artists' "Golden Suicides"

In July 2007, the artists Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan ended their own lives. Both had grown erratic and paranoid in the preceding months, and on the 10th, Blake found his longtime romantic partner dead in their East Village apartment, overdosed on a lethal cocktail of whiskey and Tylenol PM. One week later, he… » 3/18/15 3:45pm 3/18/15 3:45pm

Which NYC Power Couple Attended a Masquerade Sex Party Last Weekend?

Last Saturday night, a gaggle of fuck-hungry rich folks gathered in a 23rd Street loft to celebrate the New York City debut of Killing Kittens, a soiree where the world's "sexually elite" are free to tug rhythmically at each other's appendages without the distracting presence of uglies. According to a mostly sex-free… » 3/17/15 5:56pm 3/17/15 5:56pm

All The Answers From Gawker Readers' Q&A With an Anonymous Cop

What do police officers do when they witness their colleagues abusing citizens or otherwise behaving badly? To what degree is modern law enforcement driven by a focus on generating statistics? Why didn't the cops beat me up when I threw rocks at them as a teen? Do you consider yourself a hero? » 3/17/15 4:29pm 3/17/15 4:29pm

Randy Quaid Uploaded His Own Sex Tape to the Web

Actor and activist Randy Quaid has uploaded a series of videos of himself having sex with his wife, American director Evi Quaid, which you can watch here, if that's something you want to do. A tipster writes: » 3/17/15 2:41pm 3/17/15 2:41pm

Your Last Look Inside Manhattan's Most Enigmatic $55 Million Building

For decades the hulking former bank building at 190 Bowery in downtown Manhattan was stuck stubbornly sometime in the mid-1970s, covered in graffiti and oblivious to the remodeling happening around it. Recently, it was sold to a real-estate developer for $55 million, and soon it will become condos or some shit. Here's… » 3/17/15 1:39pm 3/17/15 1:39pm

An Anonymous Cop Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About the Police

Police officers turn up a lot in Gawker stories, but unless they're a department commissioner giving a press conference or a union leader loudly berating a public official, it's rare that they actually have a voice. What does the average beat cop think about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo? What is he looking for… » 3/17/15 11:00am 3/17/15 11:00am

You IRL

As you're sitting there in a poorly lit office in front of your MacBook Air screen, perpetually hopscotching from one text-filled vessel for banner advertising to the next, absorbing the media, so is ContentBot. As you're socially sharing the most compelling images, videos, and personal essays that you find, in… » 3/13/15 6:17pm 3/13/15 6:17pm

NYPD Employees Apparently Tried to Hide Police Brutality on Wikipedia

On December 3, the Wikipedia article on the death of Eric Garner read in part: "Garner raised both his arms in the air and was then put in a chokehold from behind by officer Daniel Pantaleo." Later that day, it changed almost imperceptibly: Garner didn't just raise his arms, he flailed them, and Pantaleo's takedown… » 3/13/15 11:11am 3/13/15 11:11am

Prolific Public Pooper Plagues Akron With 19 Public Poops

A sour and slightly nutty cloud of uncertainty has descended on Akron, Ohio, after 19 incidents of public pooping over three years were potentially linked to the same single shitter. And those are just the documented cases—an Akron police officer told local NBC outlet WKYC he estimated at least 100 more. » 3/12/15 5:00pm 3/12/15 5:00pm

Gleeful WSJ Reporter Takes Hilarious Tour of Rikers Island

So you're given a guided tour of a prison-complex-cum-nightmare-chamber where beatings are frequent and inmates die without medical care. What do you do? Pull out the iPhone and fire up Twitter—it's time for some laffs, baby. » 3/12/15 2:40pm 3/12/15 2:40pm

Why Wasn't the Brooklyn Subway Shooter Arrested?

On Tuesday evening, 69-year-old William Groomes, a retired corrections officer, was riding a Brooklyn-bound 4 train when he got into a confrontation with two younger men. The specifics of their quarrel aren't totally clear, but two things are certain: Groomes shot Gilbert Drogheo dead, and he wasn't arrested for it.… » 3/12/15 11:17am 3/12/15 11:17am

Bystanders Enjoy Free Weed Party as Driver Tosses 17 Bricks During Chase

The above video, taken from a police cruiser dash cam, shows a white SUV speeding along an Arizona highway as its occupants toss no less than 17 bricks of weed from the windows. After cops caught and arrested the two men inside, they went back to recover the pot, but a few bricks were conspicuously missing. Cha-ching! » 3/11/15 4:50pm 3/11/15 4:50pm