Global Inequality Explained by Branko Milanovic 

Hamilton Nolan · 06/03/16 10:18AM

Globally, inequality is falling. You may not have known that, because within countries, inequality is rising. We live in dangerous times. Why? We talked to the man who wrote the book on it.

Does Organized Labor Have a Future? Ask Stanley Aronowitz

Hamilton Nolan · 10/13/14 10:50AM

Economic inequality in America has reached staggering levels. Union membership has reached all time lows. What is the future of labor in America? Let's discuss it right now, with author and labor expert Stanley Aronowitz.

Against Editors

Hamilton Nolan · 08/18/14 12:00PM

In the writing world, there is a hierarchy. The writers are on the bottom. Above them are editors, who tell the writers what to change. This is backwards. How many good writers has Big Edit destroyed?

Hamilton Nolan · 08/04/14 07:51AM

Veteran foreign correspondent, well-loved war reporter, and author of the extraordinary Iraq War book Black Hearts Jim Frederick died suddenly last week of a heart attack in Oakland, California. He was 42 years old.

Ken Silverstein Is Here to Talk About "The Secret World of Oil"

Hamilton Nolan · 05/21/14 11:50AM

Ken Silverstein, a veteran of Harper's, the LA Times, and many other places, is one of America's great crusading balls-to-the-wall lefty investigative journalists. His new book explores power, intrigue, and corruption in the global oil industry. He will be answering your questions at 1 p.m. Ask your question now!

Paranoid Burlesque: William S. Burroughs At 100

Ken Layne · 02/05/14 11:40AM

Life is maddening and dull. People are treacherous. It is impossible to have any peace without being lonesome. Our species fell into a trap of words and routines. William S. Burroughs was born a century ago today, made many detailed complaints to the Management, and died in 1997.

The Least Important Writers of 2013

Gawker Staff · 12/26/13 09:00AM

With our most gracious and endearing apologies, we now present to you, in alphabetical order, the 22 Least Important Writers of 2013. Please enjoy, if possible.

Chat With Rush and Molloy About Gossip, Celebrities, and Scandal

Hamilton Nolan · 10/23/13 12:15PM

Veteran journalists and married couple George Rush and Joanna Molloy spent 15 years as gossip columnists at the New York Daily News, earning a reputation as the more upstanding yin to Page Six's take-no-prisoners yang. Rush and Molloy will be here at 2 p.m. to discuss their new book, Scandal. Ask them gossipy questions below!

Hamilton Nolan · 08/02/13 03:49PM

"The idea of a writing workshop makes me want to throw up," says Choire Sicha, who's right about writing workshops.

Jack Handey Just Can't Win

Hamilton Nolan · 07/22/13 02:36PM

Jack Handey has written "Deep Thoughts" for Saturday Night Live, "Shouts and Murmurs" for The New Yorker, and last week published his first novel, The Stench of Honolulu. He is one of the funniest living writers in the world today. He spoke to us via email about comedy, the perils of notoriety, and the best nut.