Gawker Media’s Emma Carmichael will take the reins at The Hairpin from founding editor Edith Zimmerman, who is stepping down after running the site since it launched in October 2010. The switch was announced in a post on The Awl this morning.
Ms. Carmichael left Gawker, where she was the managing editor, to Read More
Nicole Cliffe, the books editor at The Hairpin, is leaving The Awl network’s site to start her own. Ms. Cliffe is partnering with Mallory Ortberg, who is a familiar name over at The Hairpin and has contriubuted to Gawker, The Atlantic and The Gloss. The new site will launch on July 1.
“Where am I going? Well, on July 1st, Mallory Ortberg and I are launching our own site,” Ms. Cliff wrote, in her goodbye post on The Hairpin late this morning. “You’ll hear more about it later. Leaning in, following your dreams, etc.”
One of my roommates periodically gets a very crafty idea when it comes to the maintenance of our apartment—he’ll stay up all night and bleach the counters, then pull old wine bottles out of the recycling bin and fill them with olive oil or tap water. The sparkling counters or the shiny glass bottles are Read More
What makes a Molly?
Three well-known Internet writers–Molly Young, Molly Lambert, and Molly McAleer–share more than a name. The three have long attracted attention for their similar methods of self-promotion on the blogging platforms Tumblr and Twitter.
You don’t have to be named Molly to be a Molly, though it helps. Mollies Lambert, Young and McAleer got attention not merely for their Ringwaldian monikers but for their coyly insightful writing about pop culture, their minute observations, and the manner in which they promoted themselves via social media. They’re not the only Read More
The Hairpin, the second spin-off site launched by The Awl in two months, went live last night.
Along with the other Awl sister site Splitsider and new sponsorship deals with companies such as Ann Taylor, The Hairpin is helping make The Awl a profitable enterprise for the first time since its April 2009 Read More