The Hairpin

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The Hairpin
Type of site
Current events, culture
Available inEnglish
Created byEdith Zimmerman
EditorsEdith Zimmerman
Emma Carmichael
Haley Mlotek
Sylvia Killingsworth
Key peopleMichael Macher
Websitethehairpin.com
Alexa rankDecrease 179,372 (As of 18 June 2018)[1]
Launched2010; 9 years ago (2010)
Current statusShut down

The Hairpin was a women's website in The Awl network. It was founded in 2010 by Edith Zimmerman. It ceased publication at the end of January 2018.[2]

From 2013 to 2014, The Hairpin was edited by Emma Carmichael, with Jia Tolentino as contributing editor. Haley Mlotek was editor at The Hairpin from 2014 to 2015,[3] with Jazmine Hughes as contributing editor, followed by Alexandra Molotkow.[4][5] The site went on hiatus briefly but was revived in 2016 when Sylvia Killingsworth left The New Yorker to become editor of both The Awl and The Hairpin.[6]

Carmichael described her role as the first new editor at The Hairpin after Zimmerman stepped down in 2013 as "really hard; Edith created a perfectly formed product in The Hairpin and her voice was...The Hairpin".[7]

The Hairpin had been home to several recurring features including Jia Tolentino's "Interview With a Virgin",[8] Jolie Kerr's "Ask A Clean Person",[9] former This American Life producer Jane Marie's makeup tutorial series "How To Be A Girl"[10] and Lindsay King-Miller's advice column "Ask A Queer Chick".[11]

Glen Weldon discussed the demise of The Hairpin as being in response to the decline in advertisement-driven website revenue, making a difficult situation for independent publishers.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "thehairpin.com traffic". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ The Hairpin, "The Hairpin is ending" 16 January 2018
  3. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara. "The Hairpin's Editors Are Leaving". The Observer. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  4. ^ The Hairpin - About
  5. ^ Mlotek, Haley (October 30, 2015). "Bye!!!". The Hairpin. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Awl Names Silvia Killingsworth as Editor | Cision". 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  7. ^ Emma Carmichael, "Longform Podcast # 118: Emma Carmichael" Longform.org, 19 November 2014
  8. ^ Jia Tolentino, "Interview With a Virgin: Ben" The Hairpin, 29 January 2013
  9. ^ Jolie Kerr, Ask A Clean Person The Hairpin
  10. ^ Jane Marie, "How To Be A Girl" on Vimeo
  11. ^ Lindsay King-Miller, "Ask A Queer Chick" The Hairpin
  12. ^ Weldon, Glen (19 January 2018). "Is That Awl There Is? Remembering The Awl And The Hairpin". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-11-03.

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