January 17, 2018

It's not the end of it all: the end of The Awl.

The Awl is ending, the NYT reports.
Over the years, there were viral stories about how to cook a steak and David Foster Wallace’s private self-help library, as well as popular essays providing pointed advice to young people and exploring a writer’s evolving relationship with death.

Many of the writers went on to distinguish themselves. Some, like Vinson Cunningham and Heather Havrilesky, now write for The New Yorker and New York magazine’s website The Cut. One of The Awl’s founders, Choire Sicha, is now the editor of the New York Times Styles section.
How about Abe Sauer? Where is he? He's the Awl writer I remember, because he attacked Meade for getting a ticket that allowed him to attend a Scott Walker State of the State Address. Like it was a scandal that somebody gave Meade the ticket:
I blogged a couple photos Meade iPhoned from the assembly chamber just before the speech began. And this guy Abe Sauer imagines he's uncovering some kid of scandal:
What kind of special access was granted to the assembly chamber that day? How did everyone get in? Let's look at Larry Meade...
His name isn't "Larry," Abe. Abe Sauerkraut....
Sorry The Awl died. Even though I've had a bad attitude about it for the past 7 years.

15 comments:

Paco Wové said...

I thought The Most Emailed 'New York Times' Article Ever was pretty funny. Other than that, meh.

Big Mike said...

“Everybody knew” about Harvey Weinstein and John Conyers, but the most important news story was about Meade getting a ticket to Walker’s inauguration? Times change, but The Times never will.

rhhardin said...

No man's plenum, Mr. Quistgaard, is impervious to the awl of God's will.

Barthelme Snow White.

Leslie Graves said...

Abe Sauer. I remember him. He wrote a column in 2011 saying I was one of nine Wisconsinites screwing up America.

https://www.theawl.com/2011/07/nine-wisconsinites-who-are-screwing-up-america/

Ann Althouse said...

@Leslie Graves

Well, that is a distinction.

gratefulgee said...

I guess "That's awl folks"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9434BoGkNQ

EDH said...

The TV game show Concentration would have been nigh impossible without a picture of the Awl: a long, pointed spike.

Which reminds me: What was Kevin Spacey's favorite David Bowie song?

"Awl the Young Dudes."

Leslie Graves said...

I was very proud of it and used to use it in fundraising.

james james said...

Thanks for the DFW link. Hadn't seen that before. Appreciated.

-jj

Big Mike said...

@Leslie Graves, any idea why the men all get large, posed, pictures and the article only presents a teensy tiny candid picture of you?

Tim in Vermont said...

Obviously such tickets were highly sought after by the “true democrats” who needed to disrupt and de-platform fascist running dog Scott Walker in order to carry out the will of the people.

Levi Starks said...

I was in Madison for a few days between Christmas and New Years, and while taking a scheduled tour of the Capitol, found myself unexpectedly invited on an impromptu bonus tour led by a Democratic state rep. This tour included a stop inside Governor Walkers office. No, he wasn’t there at the time, but he has an amazing collection of challenge coins on display.

Ann Althouse said...

"@Leslie Graves, any idea why the men all get large, posed, pictures and the article only presents a teensy tiny candid picture of you?"

Yeah, you can slam them for sexism.

rehajm said...

The struggling little things don't have a chance when the struggling big things refuse to die.

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