The Hairpin

The Awl is a website about current events and culture based in New York City. The site was founded in early 2009 by David Cho and former Gawker editors Choire Sicha and Alex Balk. The latter two continue as its current editors. It is published by John Shankman.The site employs an editorial staff of writers.The Awl has four sister sites, Splitsider, a comedy website, The Hairpin, a site geared toward women, The Wirecutter, a consumer electronics blog, and The Billfold, a blog with a focus on personal finances.In 2011, David Cho left the Awl, after 18 months, to join ESPN-affiliated sports site Grantland.
Posts about The Hairpin
  • How the Toast disrupts with a literary flair

    With popular posts titled “On My Butchness” and the brilliant “Dirtbag Teddy Roosevelt,” the Toast is not your typical blog. Needless to say, you won’t find the 118th recap of one of the “Real Housewives” installments. You also won’t find contrived outrage. Instead, the Toast tackles everything from literature to “Columbo” to the perils of the natural world, in a tone which is ...

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