Tom Scocca · 01/07/14 03:39PM
Gawker Heroes: Pope Francis, Our Blessed Hero of Reduced ExpectationsKen Layne · 12/31/13 01:47PM
Pople Drank: What's Up With Pope Francis and His Pipe Thing?Ken Layne · 12/04/13 01:44PM
Pope Francis is a different kind of pontiff, a friendly and humble Jesuit who loves to hang out on the corner with his people. But what's that bowl-pipe thing he carries around and frequently takes a hit off? It's a mate cup with a silver straw. And it's how you drink the caffeine-loaded "national infusion" of Francis' homeland, Argentina.
Hopey and Changey: Iran's New President and the Vatican's New PopeKen Layne · 09/20/13 02:28PM
A good way to routinely bum yourself out is to set "Google News" as your Internet home page. But last night, something magical happened on that usual grid of gloom: The top stories were good news: Pope Francis and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the elderly men recently chosen to lead their respective communities, had again made headlines for words of kindness and reconciliation.