Some of Your Favorite Entertainment Writers Just Lost Their Jobs

Lauri Apple · 12/03/11 07:16PM

Doing its part to ensure that America's population of talented, unemployed writers and editors continues to grow, Yahoo shut down four of its entertainment websites yesterday: The Projector (movies), The Set (TV), The Amplifier (music), and The Famous (celebrity gossip). RIP, blogs and jobs.

It's Fish Wrapper, Not Weed Wrapper

Hamilton Nolan · 06/22/09 01:45PM

In your maudlin Monday media column: Magazines fail at drug-smuggling, sad layoffs at Videogum and Boston Magazine, newspaper reporters in Canada may strike(!), the NYT pokes the WaPo, and an update on the Milwaukee journalist-cop affair scandal.

Geeky Obama Intrigued by Pyramid-Building Aliens

Ryan Tate · 06/04/09 06:26PM

The Twitterati tried on new roles: A Salon correspondent got a science fiction lecture from the president; a Wired reporter reviewed an X-Ray and a doctor lamented the lack of strange women.

Backlash Against Hypothetical Tina Fey Backlash Well Underway

Rebecca · 04/17/08 04:03PM

Tina Fey is a smart woman even dumb men like. But that kind of success comes with a price. Or rather, a point: the saturation point. Doree Shafrir, once of Gawker and now of the New York Observer, asked this morning: "Just curious ... ... when the Tina Fey backlash is gonna start. Because, you know, it's inevitable. Any guesses?" The response, within a small circle of bloggers, was deafening. "It's just a matter of time" says Gabe Delahaye the ex-The Unethicist, calling her the J. Lo of comedy. But wait! A retort! "No way, Jose" says Gabe's co-blogger on Videogum, Lindsay Robertson (paraphrasing). Moms — hers specifically — have no idea who Fey is. My opinion? If Tina Fey can survive endorsing Hillary Clinton, she can survive anything. Also, there's a piece of lint in my belly button that won't come out no matter how hard I stare.

Craig's List roundup

Gawker · 04/18/03 10:29AM

Gawker intern/Black Table contributor Lindsay Robertson has now accumulated a healthy group of stalkers at Craig's List, thanks to her weekly Craig's List roundup. The people impersonating her are the creepiest. Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay! Everyone wants to be Lindsay! Just as well, though. Lindsay may soon be giving up her Craig's List duties to pen an 800 word book proposal for a novel about a young gossip column intern who's consistently abused by her bossa bitchy editor from Alabama who demands that her martinis be mixed just so. Let the bidding war begin!
The week in Craig [Black Table]

Craig's List roundup

Gawker · 04/04/03 09:40AM

Matt Tobey and Clare Zulkey fill in for Lindsay Robertson (our new intern, incidentally) on this week's Craig's List roundup. This week: the "Pee Wee Herman on crack" look, millionaires seeking dates, couples seeking an extra "wife", and Mary Kay products.
The Week in Craig [BlackTable]

Craig's List roundup

Gawker · 03/21/03 09:11AM

The Black Table's Lindsay Robertson reads Craig's Listso you don't have to. This week: "threesomes, the effect of bricks on penises" and "Jay Schultz." (There are 80 Jay Schultzes in New York, but the Craig's Listers are all sure they're talking about the same guy.)
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Craig's List roundup

Gawker · 03/14/03 08:57AM

Once again, Lindsay Robertson's weekly Craig's List roundup: "This week on the list, Dry Humping, scary poetry, Geek Love and introducing The Short Shorts Guy!"
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Craig's List roundup

Gawker · 02/28/03 08:58AM

This week, from The Black Table's Craig's List Correspondent, Lindsay Robertson: Stalking Tina Fey, douche wars, wave-size versus ocean-motion, and Jimmy Choos for sex.
The week in Craig [The Black Table]

Craig's List roundup

Gawker · 02/21/03 09:05AM

It's the weekly Craig's List roundup from Lindsay Robertson! Topics du jour: Valentine's Day hangovers, protest sex, nonsensical yammering, the new yellow peril, and the Strokes.
The week in Craig [BlackTable]

Craig's List roundup

Gawker · 02/15/03 02:17PM

Thanks to Lindsay Robertson, we may never have to do a Craig's List post again. This week: bad poetry, Valentine's Day come-ons, and more Williamsburg-centric hipster-vs-antihipster battles.
The week in Craig [BlackTable]