Thomas Piketty Is Such a Baller

Hamilton Nolan · 01/02/15 09:30AM

Except for a few hedge fund guys, no one had a better 2014 than French economist Thomas Piketty, who managed the once-in-a-century trick of writing an economics book that became a best seller and made Thomas Piketty, French economist, "cool." How hard is Thomas Piketty balling right now?

Macklemore Is a Ho Bag

Hamilton Nolan · 01/27/14 01:40PM

Last night at the Grammy awards, Macklemore beat out Kendrick Lamar for multiple "Best Rap" awards. Afterwards, Macklemore texted Kendrick an apology. Classy? On the contrary.

Blood on the Carpet: Highlights of Emmys Fashion

Richard Lawson · 09/18/11 07:46PM

TV's most fabulous night is upon us, meaning all the small screen stars have put on their best little outfits and posed for pictures. And here are some of those pictures!

What Brett Ratner Should Do With the Oscars

Richard Lawson · 08/05/11 03:31PM

It was announced yesterday that director Brett Ratner, figuring he wasn't going to get much closer to an Oscar, will produce next year's Academy Awards ceremony. Strange choice, Academy! But it's been made, so let's make the best of it and give Ratner some suggestions.

Emmy Nominations That Should Happen But Never Will

Richard Lawson · 07/13/11 02:06PM

This year's Primetime Emmy award nominations will be announced tomorrow, meaning we can finally celebrate television actors. So who will be nominated? Well we kind of already know that. But who should be nominated?

Which True Blood Character Is Going Gay?

Richard Lawson · 06/15/11 05:01PM

There will be a sexual switch-up on True Blood this season, and now we're eager to find out who. Also today: Russell Crowe is moving to a different planet for a while, a deserving actress gets a big role, and the Oscars will never be the same again.

Mormons Conquer New York

Richard Lawson · 05/03/11 10:10AM

This morning all the theater people scampered downstairs into Times Square in their pajamas to open up their presents. Yes, it's gay Christmas: Tony Awards season! The supposed best of Broadway was honored this morning with nominations for theater's biggest prize. Who was counted? Let's take a look.

Your 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Are Here

Hamilton Nolan · 04/18/11 02:25PM

Your 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced! If you're "keeping score:" two for the New York Times, and two for the Los Angeles Times. The Wall Street Journal had to make do with one for editorial writing, and the Washington Post had to settle for a photography Pulitzer. Plenty of long-winded bragging and wounded sniping starts now!

Survey Says: Nobody Much Likes The Daily

Hamilton Nolan · 03/31/11 02:00PM

In your nor'easterly Thursday media column: The Daily's grim prospects, gritty Twitty New York City, newspapers will die, more awards news than is called for, and Arianna Huffington's latest outrage.

The Oscars Are Still Old and Useless

Richard Lawson & Brian Moylan · 02/28/11 01:09AM

Well, that's that! The 2011 Academy Awards have come and gone. That means it's time for Gawker's Brian Moylan and Richard Lawson to tear the miserable thing to shreds.

A Guide to Winning Your Oscar Pool

Richard Lawson · 02/25/11 02:26PM

Hollywood's and, really, the nation's biggest night of the year, the Academy Awards ceremony, is almost here! There's a good chance some of you have been hoodwinked into throwing a few dollars into an office Oscar pool, so we'd like to help you. Here are our picks for who and what are going to win the precious trophies.

The Oscar Predictions You Really Care About

Brian Moylan · 02/25/11 12:22PM

In advance of Sunday night's Academy Awards, a million magazines and websites have been predicting who will end up winning the big awards. But what about all the other things people will be talking about Monday morning? Here are our predictions for the things you really care about.

An Oscars Problem: Anne Hathaway Is Not Funny

Richard Lawson · 02/24/11 02:29PM

Everyone was befuddled when the news dropped that instead of some familiar old-ish white man or Whoopi Goldberg, this year's Oscar hosts would be Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Well, the James Franco bit just seemed like yet another weird event in his performance art career of being weird, so sure, OK. But the Hathaway angle remained confusing. Now we see why!

Your Ultimate Oscar Party Menu

Richard Lawson · 02/22/11 03:59PM

The Oscars are on Sunday and today is Tuesday, meaning you need to start planning your menu for the party. Luckily we're here to give you some ideas for the perfect awards show feast, all based on this year's nominees!

Awards Season: When Good Actors Go Bad

Richard Lawson · 02/07/11 03:42PM

The Golden Globes and SAG Awards have been given out and the Oscar nominations have been announced, so we are reaching the denouement of the 2011 Awards Season Thrill-Parade. And, unfortunately, one of the saddest narratives of the season is playing out with one of our favorite actresses, Melissa Leo. She's gotten way too into the whole hoopla.