The Gawker Sex-Tape Blowup, and George Saunders on Trump

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The Web site Gawker’s coverage of celebrity and media-world scandals has made it one of the Internet’s great success stories, but a publishing policy of “when in doubt, put it out” has its consequences. In a conversation with David Remnick, Gawker’s founder, Nick Denton, discusses the lawsuit that has put the site in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Also, Parker Posey performs Demetri Martin’s sketch about a summer camper from hell, and one of America’s great fiction writers tackles a character stranger than fiction: Donald Trump.


Illustration: Daniel Zender