The Awl and The Hairpin to Shut Down

Popular internet websites The Awl and The Hairpin will shut down at the end of January, the sister outlets announced Tuesday. In a post bluntly titled “Awl Ends,” the editors explained that the site—which was started by an ex-Gawker editor in his East Village apartment with no funding—has reached its “natural end.” And over at The Hairpin, Awl’s sister site aimed at women, the editors wrote: “All things reach a natural end, and that end has now come for The Hairpin, but we could not be more appreciative of your support and participation over the years, so instead of saying goodbye we would just like to say thank you.”