Matt Stieb

Staff Writer, Intelligencer

Matt Stieb has been a staff writer for Intelligencer since 2019.

  1. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Once Had Chlamydia and Tried to Contact Larry Nassar From JailAnd other revelations from the latest report on the sex criminal’s final days in jail.
  2. are they out there?
    Floating Metallic Orbs Are Everywhere — and 4 Other UFO Revelations From NASAThe space agency is finally getting in on the trend of government investigations into unidentified foreign objects.
  3. new york
    The Plane Crash That Killed an Alleged MonsterA plane without wings fell out of the sky in western New York. Inside was a doctor who allegedly used his sperm for fertility treatments.
  4. yeezy season approaching
    Adidas Is Ready to Make Money on Yeezys AgainThe company is selling off its back stock and giving a “significant amount” of the revenue to charity after cutting ties with Kanye West.
  5. frauds
    Elizabeth Holmes Is Going to Prison TodayFor the next 11 years, she’ll be trading the black turtleneck for an inmate’s jumpsuit.
  6. early and often
    5 Takeaways From Ron DeSantis’s 2024 Announcement With Elon MuskThere were severe technical difficulties, many uses of the word woke, and absolutely no mention of Donald Trump.
  7. early and often
    Trump Is Going to Be on Trial in the Heat of the GOP PrimaryHis trial for allegedly falsifying business records starts on March 25 — a busy time for an ex-president hoping to return to the White House.
  8. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Tried Blackmailing Bill Gates Over AffairExtortion schemes like this might help explain how Epstein kept billionaires in his orbit for so long.
  9. nerd stuff
    A Brutal Wonk Swap at FiveThirtyEightAfter Disney refused to re-up Nate Silver’s contract at the influential polling blog FiveThirtyEight, it hired his quasi rival, G. Elliott Morris.
  10. early and often
    Nancy Pelosi’s Eldest Daughter Is Dianne Feinstein’s Secret CaretakerWith her daughter at Feinstein’s side, there are worries that Pelosi could complicate California’s succession crisis if the ailing senator resigns.
  11. artificial intelligence
    OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Says He Wants Regulation for ChatGPTAltman told the Senate it’s time for regulators to step in to check the transformative power of artificial intelligence.
  12. early and often
    Man Attacks Democratic Congressman’s Staff With Baseball BatAn assailant looking for the congressman hit one of his aides in the head.
  13. the media
    Vice Media Is Bankrupt and Will Soon Sell for CheapThe company filed for bankruptcy ahead of an expected $225 million sale to its creditors — just a fraction of what Vice was once valued at.
  14. liveblog
    Trump Allies Claim He Used CNN: Live UpdatesThe fallout over CNN’s Trump town hall is continuing.
  15. under new management
    Elon Musk Is Almost Done Wreaking Havoc As Twitter’s CEOThe billionaire has hired NBCUniversal ad chief Linda Yaccarino to take the reins.
  16. the talented mr. santos
    Here’s Every Single Lie Told by George SantosNavigating the many exaggerations and falsehoods the New York congressman, who has now been arrested on federal criminal charges.
  17. early and often
    Tucker Carlson Is BackThe fired Fox News star announced a show on Twitter coming “soon.”
  18. crime
    The Outrage Over Jordan Neely’s Killing Isn’t Going AwayThe ex-Marine who choked him to death has finally been identified, but it’s still not clear if he will face charges.
  19. early and often
    Steven Crowder Exposed Himself at Work, Ex-Staffers SayAfter a video emerged showing Crowder berating his pregnant wife, a report alleges that the conservative YouTube star harassed his employees.
  20. early and often
    Hunter Biden’s Paternity Case Isn’t Going Very Well for HimTo decrease his child-support payments, Biden has to disclose more about his finances, which House Republicans are eager to get their hands on.
  21. remember when?
    The Rivalry Between the Knicks and the Heat From the Guys Who Were ThereLooking back at the brawls, thrills, and “temporary insanity” of the ‘90s feud between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.
  22. not just tucker
    This Week’s Media Massacre: A RoundupNetworks pushed out top talent and companies from Disney to BuzzFeed imposed brutal layoffs in a dizzying series of cuts.
  23. liveblog
    Why Did Fox News Fire Tucker Carlson? What We Know.The host’s misogyny is a leading theory for his sudden downfall.
  24. fox news
    Tucker Carlson Was Fired After Calling a Fox News Executive the C-WordA new report shows just how much the former network star hated his bosses — and reaffirms the level of misogyny thrown around at Fox News.
  25. early and often
    It’s Neil Gorsuch’s Turn for a Financial ScandalWith Clarence Thomas under scrutiny, a report states that Gorsuch sold a home to a major litigator whose firm is frequently before the Supreme Court.
  26. fox news
    Everything Tucker Carlson Said That Should Have Gotten Him Fired AlreadyAll the white nationalism, misogyny, and racism that Fox News ignored for years.
  27. where’s hunter?
    It’s Raining Hunter Biden NewsAn IRS agent wants to blow the whistle on the inquiry, FBI officials are growing frustrated, and an ex-CIA official just testified before the House.
  28. early and often
    Tennessee Republicans Didn’t Expel Colleague Who Harassed InternRepublicans in the legislature expelled Democrats for protesting against gun violence, but did nothing when a colleague sexually harassed an intern.
  29. space
    Elon Musk’s Most Powerful Rocket Ever Just Blew UpSpaceX’s uncrewed Starship barely made it past the launch tower before exploding.
  30. early and often
    Oklahoma Sheriff Says Recording About Lynching Is ‘Complex’One official involved in the conversation has resigned, though there has been no apology for openly discussing murdering Black people and journalists.
  31. ftx fallout
    Taylor Swift Was Apparently the Only Celeb Too Smart to Fall for FTXShe was the “one” person who did her homework before bailing on an endorsement deal, according to the lawyer suing FTX’s celebrity spokespeople.
  32. ftx
    It Took a Private Eye to Find Shaq for an FTX LawsuitThe former NBA great got served.
  33. grooming
    The Far Right Is Roiled by an Underage-Sex ScandalA leading election denier is accused of preying on minors, and a white nationalist is accused of covering for him.
  34. it gets worse
    Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Clarence Thomas’s Mother’s HouseThe Supreme Court justice didn’t report that he had been paid by Harlan Crow, almost certainly violating the law.
  35. dominion voting machines
    Judge Slaps Down Fox News in Defamation LawsuitThe network was sanctioned after belatedly turning over evidence to Dominion, and the court may order an investigation.
  36. early and often
    Tennessee’s Expelled Democrats Are Headed Back to WorkJustin Jones has been reappointed, with Justin Pearson soon to follow, but the GOP Speaker may try another way to keep them out of the state house.
  37. fuccboi
    Rupert Murdoch Reportedly Divorced Jerry Hall by EmailYou’re never too rich for a Dear Jane letter.
  38. war in ukraine
    The Pentagon Wants to Know Who Leaked Secret Ukraine DocsDefense officials are investigating how a purported top-secret doc on the war in Ukraine wound up on Twitter and Telegram.
  39. early and often
    RFK Jr. Wants to Make America Unvaccinated AgainThe conspiracy-theorist member of the Kennedy clan is running for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  40. the media
    Don Lemon Is Reportedly a Misogynist Off-Camera, TooA new report details the CNN host’s alleged threat to a colleague after she got the job he wanted reporting abroad.
  41. trump hush money indictment
    ‘New York City Hates Your Guts’: MTG Drowned Out at Trump RallyShe got a chilly reception in Manhattan ahead of Trump’s arraignment.
  42. early and often
    Trump Supporters in Manhattan Were Outnumbered by ReportersA low-energy homecoming at Trump Tower for the former president.
  43. posting
    The #Resistance Is Back and Super-Psyched About Trump’s IndictmentAfter years out of the spotlight, the very online liberals who love to hate Trump are ready to celebrate.
  44. florida
    Ron DeSantis Got Played by DisneyThe board in charge of the Florida park sabotaged his hostile takeover.
  45. foreign interests
    Russia Detains Wall Street Journal Reporter, Alleging He Is a SpyEvan Gershkovich is the first foreign journalist to be detained there since the war in Ukraine began.
  46. ftx fallout
    SBF’s Dad Is Paying for His Son’s Lawyers: ReportAs the legal bills pile up, Joseph Bankman is reportedly paying his son’s attorneys with money that SBF gave him from an Alameda account.
  47. crime
    The Long Timeline of Adnan Syed’s Murder ConvictionThe case made famous by Serial had yet another twist when a court ruled Tuesday to reinstate Syed’s murder conviction.
  48. ftx fallout
    Sam Bankman-Fried Charged With Offering $40 Million Bribe to Chinese OfficialsIt’s hard to believe, but the disgraced FTX founder is in even more trouble.
  49. transgender rights
    How a Single Democrat Stopped the Anti-Trans WaveThree weeks ago, Machaela Cavanaugh started filibustering everything in Nebraska. She doesn’t plan to stop, and she might just win.
  50. early and often
    The TikTok CEO Has an Awful Day in Front of CongressShou Zi Chew’s House testimony is unlikely to ease the bipartisan pressure on Biden to ban the Chinese-owned app.
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