The Way We Used to Quarantine in New York

Michelle Dean · 10/24/14 02:30PM

So far, because there are only three of them, it's easy to feel reassured that those potentially and actually infected with Ebola in New York are in safe quarantine. Bellevue insists it had a biohazard protocol all ready and waiting; there is nothing to worry about.

61 Things 2013 Was "the Year of"

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/31/13 04:00PM

As another year comes to a close, we must determine how it will be remembered by all of the generations who will come after us. Will 2013 be commemorated, as we predicted last year, as the Year of Meh? Far from it. We found at least 61 better options.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/26/13 04:41PM

For Shitty Conference, A Whole Website.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/09/13 04:28PM

A Thought Catalog essay headlined "I Got Yelled At By An Inner City Kid At A YMCA Camp" begins, "I never went to public school. This is probably for the best because frankly I don’t think I would have survived." Must read!

Reader Poll: Big Letters in Headlines or little letters in headlines?

John Cook · 07/24/13 04:05PM

A debate is raging here at Gawker Media: Should we, as a suite of web sites, maintain (with one exception) our current adherence to the grand American newspapering tradition of Headlines that Capitalize the First Letter of Each Significant Word? Or should we crumble before the creeping Europeanization of our culture and adopt the global norm of headlines that, casually, Capitalize only the first letter? What say you?

Hamilton Nolan · 08/22/12 08:29AM

New York Post headline: "Press pussies soft on O." The Post itself is rock hard.