I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo's Design

It happened late on Tuesday night. Of course I was working. "Have you seen this?" my colleague Chris Mills texted. He followed up with the link to a site where a rather devilish-looking UX professional promised to get drunk and evaluate the website of your choice. Only $75! I knew I had to do it, and that Gizmodo… » 3/26/15 9:50pm Thursday 9:50pm

By "preserve" you mean turn a unique ballpark into a garish monstrosity while leaving it in such bad condition that there's a non-zero chance that the Cubs will have to play games in U.S. Cellular Field this summer, in service of making slightly more money for some wealthy douche-bro family. » 3/26/15 3:29pm Thursday 3:29pm

This Fashion Writer Gives The Fewest Fucks

Earlier today, our Leslie Horn pointed the Deadspin staff to a short post by Vogue writer Lynn Yaeger on what it was like to wear a sweatshirt for the first time in her life. It begins as follows and improves from there: » 3/25/15 2:24pm Wednesday 2:24pm

José Abreu Is Baseball's Most Interesting Boring Star

Every now and then a sportswriter, worrying over why baseball isn't as popular with the youngs as it once was/could be, will cite the blandness of the modern star as one of the great problems facing the game. Recently, for instance, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo cited Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds, and Hawk Harrelson… » 3/24/15 5:08pm Tuesday 5:08pm

Wild Last-Second Comeback Wins 174-Lb. DI Wrestling Title For Penn State

You don't need to know much about wrestling to get what happened here. We start with six seconds left in a match for the 174-lb. Division I national championship, with Penn State's Matt Brown down by a point to Pitt's Tyler Wilps and rules about how you're not allowed to delay the match or lock hands around your… » 3/21/15 10:06pm 3/21/15 10:06pm

Mexican Wrestling Star Perro Aguayo Jr. Dies After In-Ring Accident

Mexican wrestling star Perro Aguayo Jr. has died at 35 years old after an in-ring accident in a match last night in Tijuana. According to f4wonline.com, he hit the ring ropes after taking a dropkick from Rey Mysterio Jr., as seen in video of the full match, and was injured either then or when his tag team partner… » 3/21/15 11:50am 3/21/15 11:50am

Exactly. I think sometimes readers assume that asking a question is the same as asking a leading question, but often—usually, even—you're just posing the question because you're curious. We file all sorts of public records requests that we never end up turning into stories, because you ask the question and the answer… » 3/13/15 12:01pm 3/13/15 12:01pm

I think the point is less that overthinking isn't real than that it's bullshit as armchair analysis. There are definitely times when I think a writer is overthinking something, and as an editor I'll tell them that and suggest some strategies to deal with it, but I know that because I know them personally and I know… » 3/11/15 1:56pm 3/11/15 1:56pm