Twerking Russian Hooligans Jailed

Brendan O'Connor · 04/26/15 12:40PM

A court in Russia’s Novorossiysk district has sentenced a 19-year-old and two women in their 20s to 15 days and 10 days in jail, respectively, for twerking in front of a World War II memorial, the Associated Press reports. The dancers were found guilty of hooliganism. The twerking was recorded in a music video, which was posted to YouTube.

Sarah Hedgecock · 01/02/14 12:47PM

Matt Drudge's favorite city, "CHICAGOLAND," is at its least murder-ridden since 1965: the city only experienced 415 murders last year, down from 503 in 2012. You keep not murdering people, Chicago!

61 Things 2013 Was "the Year of"

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/31/13 04:00PM

As another year comes to a close, we must determine how it will be remembered by all of the generations who will come after us. Will 2013 be commemorated, as we predicted last year, as the Year of Meh? Far from it. We found at least 61 better options.

The Year's Very Worst Words Are So "Problematic"

Ken Layne · 12/31/13 01:30PM

Language is wonderful and language is alive, but language is also a form of psychological assault—especially when everybody suddenly starts using awful new terms and phrases just because everyone else is doing it, on Twitter. We are not so naive as to think we can "ban" this or that word, because "ban" is one of the words we would ban, if words could be banned. They cannot. Thanks to 2013, we're stuck with this bunch of linguistic garbage.

11 Awesome Songs You Didn't Hear This Year

Max Read · 12/30/13 02:30PM

Lots of music was recorded and released in 2013. More music than anyone—even you, cool internet guy, who loudly commandeers the iPod at parties and impatiently explains to strangers why they music they like is garbage—could possibly listen to. Here's the stuff you missed.

The Year in Mass Shootings

Adam Weinstein · 12/26/13 03:00PM

Since 1968, at least 1.4 million Americans have been killed by guns—more than all the U.S.'s accumulated war dead in that same period. Any way you look at it, 2013 was another killer year for arms manufacturers and armed bullies.

Ten Movies I Loved But Didn't Write About This Year

Rich Juzwiak · 12/23/13 03:00PM

Sometimes during the course of a year, pop cultural objects end up slipping through Gawker's cracks. Sometimes I see a movie late. Sometimes I don't have a whole review's worth of a response in me. Sometimes I need a minute to digest, and then once that minute passes, it feels like I'm too late. Sometimes it's really fucking hard to write about things you like, especially when they hit you on such a visceral level. "This is great" is not the most compelling argument.

Predicting 2013: Don't Worry, The Tea Party Will Be Fine

Mobutu Sese Seko · 01/04/13 02:15PM

If you wait long enough without any expectation of regular victories in politics, it's not surprising that you eventually go searching for them in narrative. Which makes it understandable that "liberals" on TV have used the 2012 election results to claim that the Tea Party is over. The lights have come on; some abstinence pledges have to be torn up, and everyone needs to go home.

58 Things 2012 Was 'the Year of'

Max Read · 12/31/12 12:30PM

As 2012 draws to a close, it's very important to figure out what, exactly, 2012 was the year of. The dragon? The election? The Olympics? New practical thermoelectric power generators? To help figure it out we've assembled 58 articles explaining why 2012 was the year of...