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Well, kids, it’s come to this. It looks like Gawker is going out of business. Following a frankly hilarious post about Hulk Hogan’s sex tape, the company, its founder Nick Denton, and the post’s author AJ Daulerio have all been sued into bankruptcy (full disclosure, I wrote for AJ at a post-Gawker project). The court case was a joke–the plaintiff’s argument was basically this crossed with this–but the verdict isn’t. Gawker Media will be...
Hari Kondabolu Hari Kondabolu is “the comedy equivalent of a punk concert that breaks out at a human rights rally,” says W. Kamau Bell, who hired Kondabolu to write for his FX show Totally Biased (they’re also friends). I can’t be sure exactly what Bell meant, but I do know NPR’s Terry Gross told everyone that for Kondabolu “explaining the joke is the joke,” and that he’s been known to read the U.S. citizenship application on...