Alex Balk: The Awl, 2009-2018.
The surprise shouldn’t be that The Awl didn’t last, it should be that it lasted as long as it did. And now it’s dead. The archives will remain up, but I hope they degrade in the way everything on the Internet does and that eventually they sink into the vast sea of undiscoverable content so that a decade from now one of you can look at a young person who is ignoring you while she stares at her phone and say, “You can’t find it anymore, but the most amazing thing on the Internet was The Awl.
by Alex Balk Forget everything I said before, let's just all stay very quiet and hope the year ends earlier than usual. 0 Comments The post Make It Stop appeared first on The Awl.
Josh Dzieza profiles The Awl, the Internet's best. Founded in 2009 by Choire Sicha and Alex Balk, The Awl stands counter to the prevailing trends in the media industry, commenting skeptically on the conventions of the wider web whil...
by Alex Balk It's a tiny copper awl from a long time ago! Maybe we should make it our new logo. 0 Comments The post Small Awl Old appeared first on The Awl.
by Alex Balk Awl pal Matthew J.X. Malady weighs in on what the congnoscenti refer to as Balk's Law, or the idea that everything you hate about The Internet is actually everything you hate about people. 0 Comments The post Stop Blami...