Susie Banikarim, editorial director of the company formerly known as Gizmodo Media Group (RIP), is off to find her next great grift. In keeping with tradition, we’re sending her off with an insufficient amount of thanks and praise. Eternal love to Susie.
The L.A. Times reveals milquetoast Mayor Pete’s “eclectic taste in pop music”—skkkkrrtttt, sike!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless you consider loving Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Rage Against the Machine, and Spoon “eclectic”! Although he prefers Cardi over Nicki (correct), we CANNOT trust him for saying Hail to the Thief is his…
This looks...hm. We’ll find out soon enough how good this miniseries (based on the Gabriel Sherman book) about Fox News demon king Roger Ailes is, but I am going to wager a bet that the other Fox News-Ailes adaptation will probably be better! I mean, look at that cast.
Incredible: Splinter’s managing editor, Katherine Krueger, will be on The Majority Report With Sam Seder’s SOTU livestream tonight. She will be joining former Splintie Alex Pareene in “dunking” on the president. Seems cool! Arrange your browser tabs accordingly and put our live blog in one and Katherine in the other.
A selection of unpublished headlines left to rot in Splinter’s drafts folder.
Congrats to supermodel Karlie Kloss and the other Kushner (Josh), who got married Thursday night. Does love conquer all, including marrying into a family stocked with either white supremacists or their enablers? Can’t wait to find out.
Kirsten Gillibrand, perennially listed near the bottom of potential 2020 contenders, continues saying—generally and generically—all the right things in a new interview with New York magazine. But! Notice how she won’t say a bad word about Joe Manchin and Phil Bredesen and how they voted (and would vote) on Kavanaugh.
A year ago today, my brilliant predecessor, Dodai Stewart, announced our little blog’s existence with a rhetorical question that also served as a philosophical one: “What the Hell Is Splinter?” The question could just as easily have been: How (and why) the hell do you start a new website in 2017?
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel(/prequel) to Mama Mia! the world has waited a decade for opened to widespread, universal acclaim* this weekend. Below, four Splinter editors unpack the film’s socialist imagery and its place in the Donald Trump era of filmmaking.
Police evacuated New York’s Liberty Island on Wednesday afternoon after a protester climbed onto the Statue of Liberty following a demonstration by activist group Rise and Resist NYC, who unfurled a banner reading, “ABOLISH ICE” at the base of the statue. Police have arrested the woman, CNN reports.
I should just get this out of the way: For once in our miserable lives, this will not be about Donald Trump.
Because we live in hell, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was forced once again to explain how his office managed to spend $31,000 of public money on a table. Speaking before a House subcommittee on Tuesday, he got out of the metaphorical bus, threw his wife Candy under it, got back in the bus, and…
According to a Monday report in The Politico, Republicans are plotting a full-on Donald Trump-assisted blitz to hold onto their narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate. An interesting proposition to make with a reliably unreliable president!