This philosophy neatly sums up the success of The awl, created by former Gawker-ites Alex Balk and Choire Sicha.
This second view was given representative voice by Choire Sicha at The awl.
Daniel D'Addario is a senior at Columbia University who has contributed to Newsweek and The awl.
Doree Shafrir has contributed to The New York Observer, The New Yorker, Slate, and The awl, and is the co-author of Love, Mom.
Daniel D'Addario is a writer who's contributed to Newsweek, The awl, Urlesque, and Capital.
The glass eyes are to be cut from their wires and set, drawing the lids around them with an awl.
We cut with a knife, we pierce with an awl, we weave with a shuttle, we name with a name.
"I want you to teach me everything you know," said Dickie, picking up an awl and feeling its point.
And "hahaha" echoed the old man, still sitting with the awl in his hand.
The leather string for thread and the awl for the needle must have been in use long, long ago.
Old English æl "awl, piercer," from Proto-Germanic *ælo (cf. Old Norse alr, Dutch aal, Middle Low German al, Old High German äla, German Ahle), of uncertain origin. Earliest references are to piercing of the ears, though later it was associated with shoemakers. Through misdivision, frequently written 15c.-17c. as nawl (for an awl; see N).
an instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of boring the ear of a slave (Ex. 21:6; Deut. 15:17), in token of his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Comp. Ps. 40:6; Isa. 50:5).