So many of them were great and had me clicking around. Until I got to the Max' list. I'm a Gawkerite first, but of all those he highlighted, I clicked on exactly two (Michelle Dean's and the one on Louie, which I didn't actually enjoy) when they first showed up on the main page.

I really don't know what to make of the shift. Actually, I do know what to make of the shift and it's not fit for the purer among us. Has the decision been made to make Gawker consciously trashy? There were plenty of good pieces this week — why is Max focusing on these?

Thoughts? Insights? Vents?