Raise Your Glass to The Toast


Here’s a new website you’ll definitely want to add to your favorite Google Reader substitute.

The Toast, started by Hairpin alums Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg, is “a daily blog that publishes features on everything from literary characters that never were to female pickpockets of Gold Rush-era San Francisco,” with an emphasis on “women and women-adjacent issues.” (Their about page also claims the site “is not haunted,” but then why does its name rhyme with “ghost,” hmm?)

Cliffe and Ortberg are both brainy, hilarious writers, and we’re sure the things they publish will be just as delightful as their own work.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →