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How a Punk from the Jungle Started a Legendary Hardcore Rap Magazine

6 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

You probably know pioneering rap magazines like The Source and XXL, but as important in hip-hop history is Murder Dog, a renegade, eccentric, independently run publication with a remarkable history and a punk-rock founder, known only as Black Dog Bone, who was born in a Sri Lankan jungle. Read more...

KFC Is Bringing Back the Double Down

27 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

In recognition of America's insatiable craving for chicken, chicken-like food products, and Frankenfoods, KFC is resurrecting its stomach-turning bunless chicken sandwich, the Double Down. The monster was first introduced in 2010, but its availability in the U.S. has been limited over the past few years. Read more...

Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month

30 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality. Read more...

Man Faces Felony Charges for Licking Police Officer's Eyeball

41 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A 34-year-old man faces charges of felony assault and assault with a bodily fluid after he allegedly licked the eyeball of a police officer attempting to arrest him on Saturday. Read more...

Rapping Doctor Tells Little Girl How to Take Care of Her Cast

51 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

After a young girl from an Army family broke her foot, she went to see the base's resident Staff Sergeant/Orthopedic Specialist/M.C., who outfitted her with a cast and dropped some rhyming instructions about how to maintain it. Read more...

A New Column from a Dog: "Give a Kiss to Me"

A dog, Gawker's foremost columnist who is a dog, weighs in on this week's Pulitzer Prize awards in a new column, "Give a Kiss to Me." A dog maintains a Kinja blog at Read more...


Mt. Gox, the beleaguered Bitcoin exchange, reportedly told a Tokyo court that it's giving up the ghost. It will shut down entirely and pay creditors out of what's left. That means its creditors are likely to get relatively few of their lost bitcoins (and other investments) back. Read more...

Missing 3-year-old Found Inside Arcade Claw Machine

A missing 3-year-old boy was found playing with the toys inside a claw machine at a bowling alley Tuesday. Read more...

Watch a Train Conductor Kick a Selfie-Taking Teen in the Head

For reasons that remain unclear, a teenager named Jared Michael recently attempted to take a selfie in front of an oncoming train. Despite being a "safe distance" from the train, things didn't go exactly as Michael expected. Read more...

4 Dead, 292 Missing After Ferry Carrying South Korean Students Sinks

At least four people are dead and 292 remain missing after a ferry carrying mostly high school students capsized off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday. Dozens of rescue ships and aircrafts continue to search for survivors, though officials say the death toll is likely to rise drastically. Read more...

Man Threatens Clerk with Submachine Gun Over 22-Cent Tax

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Police say a Chicago man carrying a Gucci satchel pulled out a submachine gun when a convenience store clerk tried to charge him a 22-cent soda tax this weekend. Read more...

The Office Is Now a Database of Human Emotion

13 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The Office was built on referential humor, but its biggest trademark was its signature, silent cutaway shot. So after cataloguing every pop culture reference made on the show, two guys with a lot of time on their hands created the "Stare Machine," a database of cutaways, sorted by every human emotion under the sun. Read more...

UNICEF Makes Music Video Reminding People Not to Shit Outside

14 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

More than 620 million Indians, or half the country's population, defecate openly outside on a daily basis, a public nuisance and health threat that the country has been trying to shut down. But UNICEF has a plan: an animated fever nightmare of a chart topper called "Poo Party." Read more...

Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated Due to Suspicious Object

15 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

According to reports, the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated around 7 pm, when a man wearing a mask dropped a backpack on the street and ran away yelling, "Boston strong." Read more...

Texting Driver Who Hit Bicyclist: "I Just Don't Care"

16 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist and injured his spine told police she had some regrets—about the dents in her car. Read more...

US Airways Won't Fire Anyone Over Infamous "Planegina" Tweet

17 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

US Airways won't be firing anyone over a retweet of a model plane stuck inside a woman's vagina that went out over the airline's official Twitter account Monday, the New York Daily News reports. Read more...

NYPD Dissolves Unit That Spied Specifically on Muslims

18 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Since just after 9/11 the NYPD has devoted a specific unit of its force to spying only on Muslims in New York and New Jersey. Today, the department announced that it is doing away with the program. Read more...

Wherein Black People Have To Go To School With Confederates

19 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee accepted a position as president of then Washington College. By all accounts, he served the school well and had a nice end-of-life. After his death, Washington College was renamed Washington & Lee. Read more...

Donald Rumsfeld Can't Figure Out His Taxes

19 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

That I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us something. My annual letter to the #IRS: — Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2014 Read more...

Elderly Man Busted With $276,000 Taped to His Crotch

20 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

German customs officers stopped an elderly husband and wife for a routine road check and found €8,000—about $11,000— in the woman's clothes. Then they discovered her husband was carrying a lot more cash in a much less comfortable location. Read more...

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