Fall has begun, midterms are soon upon us, the NFL is back, and it’s been a stressful week to say the least. To help, we’ve rounded up the best of our stories for you all in one handy place.
This week, we survived the quarantined plane of mysteriously sick passengers of Emirates Airlines Flight EK203 at JFK. Cecilia D’Anastasio followed up on the latest developments at Riot Games for Kotaku. Deadspin’s Laura Wagner took a look into the flawed and exploitative content machine known as FanSided. Lifehacker’s…
With summer now coming to a close, Lifehacker kicked off Freshman Orientation Week with gems like “What to Bring to College to Be the Cool Kid in Your Dorm” and from Skillet: “The Dos and Don’ts of Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates” (something a lot of us are still working on).
Last week, Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio reported on the culture of sexism at Riot Games after speaking with several current and former employees about the “bro culture” and sexism experienced by many at the company behind League of Legends.
This week The Takeout gifted Deadspin’s Drew Magary with a 24-oz. A5 Wagyu ribeye steak so that he could cook it five different ways and subsequently develop an almost disturbing relationship to the steak.
This June, Gizmodo Media Group welcomed 14 summer interns to our New York City offices to work across all our different sites, video, social media, and podcasts.
This week had our GMG offices wondering “Should I Worry About Asbestos From the New York Pipe Explosion?”. Luckily, Gizmodo’s Ryan Mandelbaum assured us: “Exposure to any asbestos is not good, but unless you were a first responder to the explosion, you’ll probably be fine.”
It’s Friday the 13th today, but for some uplifting news to carry you through the weekend, read Barry Petchesky’s piece for Deadspin “A 79-Year-Old Nicknamed “Big Mama” Just Shot Her Age At The U.S. Senior Women’s Open.”
This week was a hot one, but no matter how you’re spending your weekend, Gizmodo’s Rose Pastore says “Don’t Use Spray Sunscreen”!
It’s been a busy week but we’ve finally made it to Friday! Last night The Takeout celebrated with Cholula to throw an amazing pop-up culinary event called “Feast for the Senses” - my favorite part was probably the gourmet donut cheeseburgers by chef Matt Fein.
This week, for the show’s 20th anniversary, Jezebel took over with Sex and the City Week as a dedication to all the Carries, Samanthas, Mirandas and Charlottes out there. This all culminated in Kelly Faircloth’s “Historians Will Be Studying Sex and the City Long After We’re Gone.”
It’s finally June and starting to feel a bit more like summer - and in other good news, Antartica is celebrating its first Pride Celebration!
While we’re all off soon for the long weekend, it’s still been a busy week full of fun events and some serious reporting.
Here is a round-up of some of the best stories (there were many) published across the Kinja network during the past week.