Weekly Geekery


In a blow to nerdy librarians everywhere, The Toast is closing.

And what does the closing of The Toast mean for online community?

How social media changes the fame game.

Archiving content on nickel plate.

When websites manipulate you.

Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →