ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper Is Here to Talk About His New Afghan War Book, The Outpost

John Cook · 11/20/12 01:45PM

This web site, myself included, has been frequently unkind and occasionally unfair to ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper over the years. So allow me to recant, sort of: Over the course of the last election campaign, Tapper has been among the least obnoxious mainstream-media voices in the Washington bubble. His brief stint filling in as host of This Week was the best thing to happen to that show in years (and I nominated him as its permanent host). But more important, he has written an excellent, unsparing new book about the tragic mindlessness of the war in Afghanistan and the lives of the men and women tasked with waging it.

To Be Successful Again, Lindsay Lohan Must Die

Jo Piazza · 11/15/11 01:39PM

I've spent a lot of time considering Lindsay Lohan over the past decade. When I began my career as a gossip columnist she was a sweet freckled little thing whose biggest drama was battling Hilary Duff for the love of Aaron Carter.

God Is Here to Answer Your Questions

Brian Moylan · 11/08/11 11:45AM

Have you ever suffered some tragedy and screamed out loud, "Why, God? Why?" Finally you'll get a chance to ask him in person, or at least over the internet. And he'll answer! The Almighty himself will be here in the comments of this post, taking your questions.

The Biological Reason You Have Too Many Facebook Friends

Brian Moylan · 11/02/11 02:20PM

So many people think that the more Facebook friends they have, the better. Wrong! In an excerpt from his just released book You Are Not So Smart David McRaney explains "Dunbar's Number" and why trying to keep in touch with more than 150 people, even on Facebook, is a biological impossibility.

God Really Did Create Adam and Steve

Brian Moylan · 10/11/11 04:33PM

We've all heard members of the religious right rambling their silly, anti-gay slogan, "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." Well, on this National Coming Out Day, God is coming clean and admitting they're wrong: He did, in fact, create Adam and Steve.

Reality TV Is Manipulating You More Than You Think

Brian Moylan · 07/29/11 01:01PM

You probably think that you're a savvy viewer who watches a lot of reality television programs and knows what's real and what's "reality," right? Well, according to a new book from one of the people behind the camera, even the simplest tricks are enough to fool the audience.

How Did Paris Hilton Get Famous Anyway?

Brian Moylan · 12/01/10 12:09PM

Why did Paris Hilton suddenly become so famous a few years ago while other ditzy fameseekers with no discernible talent—like, say, Tara Reid—fell off the map so quickly? Elizabeth Currid-Halkett breaks it down in her new book.

What We Learned From Ricky Martin's New Autobiography

Brian Moylan · 11/04/10 01:15PM

In case you weren't paying attention, Ricky Martin's autobiography, Me, came out on Tuesday. We read the book and are here to share some of our favorite parts. Oh, Ricky, we love hearing about you shaking your bon bon!

Gawker Book Club: American Voyeur by Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Gabriel Snyder · 01/08/10 12:49PM

Today in the Gawker Book Club: Benoit Denizet-Lewis will be taking your questions on sex addiction, Tiger Woods, the sexual revolution, creepy NAMBLA members, and why the hell he lives in Boston.