Peter Thiel’s Lawyer Threatens Deadspin Over Feature on “Betting Expert” RJ Bell

J.K. Trotter · 07/05/16 12:00PM

RJ Bell, the “Vegas oddsmaker” in charge of the sports betting website, and subject of a lengthy investigation by Ryan Goldberg on Gawker’s sister website Deadspin, has enlisted Charles J. Harder—the same lawyer who has threatened Gawker over Ashley Feinberg’s reporting on Donald Trump’s hair—to demand a retraction of the article. Meticulously reported over the course of a year, Goldberg’s piece exposed some of Bell and Pregame’s questionable business practices.

J.K. Trotter · 02/23/16 09:22AM

The New York Times has awarded David Carr fellowships to three journalists: John Herrman of The Awl, Amanda Hess of Slate, and Greg Howard of Deadspin. The paper established the fellowship after Carr, who wrote the influential Media Equation column, died of complications related to lung cancer in February 2015.

Tom Scocca · 04/04/13 03:06PM

"Sir, Mr. Ebert, this is Will Leitch, an editor at the Daily Illini." How Roger Ebert put up with one young writer.

Maggie Lange · 03/14/13 01:52PM

People complaining to the FCC about Beyonce's halftime show note angrily "gyrated her pelvis" because they live in 1956

Your Gym Sucks

Hamilton Nolan · 01/27/11 01:16PM

Oh gosh, something to be concerned about: people now are just going to cheap gyms and working out and leaving, rather than indulging in the "community" of group classes and flirting and juice bars. Will gyms ever be annoying again?

Men's Health Editor Plagiarizes His Own Writers

Maureen O'Connor · 01/26/11 03:46PM

Last year, we caught Men's Health editor Dave Zinczenko reusing covers. Turns out that's not the only way Zinczenko recycles content: He's been ripping other writers' bylines off old Men's Health articles and passing them off as his own.

Basketball Bully Uploads His Own Punch Video to the Internet

Matt Cherette · 01/26/11 02:45PM

"I was at a basketball game tossing in the ball (#34) and #3 hit my eye and I punched him." So says Evan, who recently uploaded this video of him punching an opponent during a youth basketball game gone awry.