Gawker’s Death, and 5 Other Stories We’re Reading This Week

Here’s what you missed while you spent all day listening to Frank Ocean’s new album like an addict getting a fix… The Ringer: The Mainstreaming of #BlackLivesMatter Selected by Jordan Teicher, senior editor I’m usually not a fan of mixing politics and social media since I just expect most political convos to turn into molotov cocktails of narcissism, but Victor Luckerson’s article made me rethi.Read the full article

  • to End Operations Next Week - 27 readers - After nearly fourteen years of operation, will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and three months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.