A Traffic Boast to End the Week

Gawker celebrated the end of 2009 setting a new record for pageviews. But Nick Denton anointed monthly uniques as the new king and I'm happy to report we crossed a milestone this week with an audience topping 4 million readers. » 2/12/10 6:23pm 2/12/10 6:23pm

Pulitzer Prize-Winning LAT Car Critic's Farewell Memo: A Masterpiece of…

Dan Neil is the Los Angeles Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning automobiles columnist who recently took a job with the Wall Street Journal. The farewell memo he sent to his soon-to-be former colleagues, which was first printed in LA Observed, is as entertaining as his columns. Also, incredibly classy. » 2/12/10 9:47am 2/12/10 9:47am

@Nick Denton: Fair enough. No one's ever knocked Tina Brown an untalented editor. Just an unpleasant boss. But as a editorial entrepreneur, she's been too dependent on benefactors — some reliable, like Si Newhouse, and another less so, like Harvey Weinstein. The test for the Daily Beast is to find an equilibrium… » 2/11/10 11:23am 2/11/10 11:23am