Gotti's weird anti-critic campaign is spawning some very believable conspiracy theories

Yesterday, we reported on the bizarre marketing tactics being used to promote John Travolta’s terribly received John Gotti biopic, Gotti. The movie’s marketing team railed against “troll” critics who lambasted the film and used the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating to justify the claim that “audiences loved Gotti.”…

YouTube is full of massively popular videos from self-professed “time travelers”

The scientific possibility of time travel has been dismissed over the years by one simple line of rhetorical questioning: If time travel is possible, then where are all the time travelers? Why haven’t they made themselves known? Why aren’t they warning us about the future? Well, according to a recent article on Mel,…

Here's compelling evidence the dinosaur escape of Jurassic World was an inside job

Its critical reputation may not improve any with the passing of time, but the fact remains that Jurassic World is a pretty entertaining movie, especially on the big screen, where a fight between a T-Rex and a genetically enhanced super-dino (sorry, “Indominus Rex”) belongs. Dumb as hell, yes, but entertaining. From…

Wonderful, insane theory claims Kendrick Lamar is dropping another record this Sunday

This morning, Kendrick Lamar released Damn., a 55-minute stretch of Love Below funk, Compton bounce, and characteristically dense ruminations on fame, fate, and violence in America. It’ll give rap nerds bars to parse for months to come, and some of these beats are going to pop up on mixtapes for years. And yet, as is…

Internet conspiracy theory: Kylie Jenner is secretly fronting a pop band

As it is, Kylie Jenner is mostly famous for having lips and being related to other famous people. That’s already more than most people can say, but it’s possible that Jenner has been secretly diversifying her résumé by fronting a mysterious pop outfit called Terror Jr. Apparently, the internet has been abuzz with …

How the internet is changing our perception of reality

We’ve all fallen down an internet wormhole at some point: You start off on a main thoroughfare like Facebook or Google, quickly get distracted by, say, knife websites, and before you know it, you’ve spent an hour reading one person’s intricately autobiographical knife reviews. This is the nature of the way we consume…

UPDATED: Neil DeGrasse Tyson responds to B.o.B. diss track proving Earth is flat

Professional fun-ruiner Neil DeGrasse Tyson probably wouldn’t even have bothered getting out of bed this morning if he knew how hard he was about to be schooled. Falling victim to one of the most devastating of all intellectual attacks—hastily assembled diss tracks released in the middle of the night—the…

Read This: There’s a theory that Tupac Shakur is alive and living in Cuba

Gawker’s Black Bag column is celebrating Illuminati Month by considering all sorts of theories, from crackpot to crazy. Today, Black Bag picks up one of pop culture’s more recent enduring secret plots; the beloved “Tupac Shakur isn’t really dead” conspiracy. This particular theory takes things a step further, and…

Read This: Did Kevin from Home Alone grow up to be Jigsaw?

These days, it’s de rigueur for just about any movie Hollywood makes to be somehow tied in to a larger cinematic universe. Dracula can’t just be Dracula—he has to be part of a whole Universal monster-movie reality. It seems only natural, in such an environment, that people would begin looking for ways to tie together…