What is The Brick House Cooperative, anyway?

  • THE BRICK HOUSE is a group of writers, editors and artists who formed an ad-free cooperative in the fall of 2020.
  • THE BRICK HOUSE is an umbrella sheltering nine publications; we will bring more publishers in as we grow.
  • THE BRICK HOUSE has no owners, no executives, and no investors, just cooperative members holding equal shares.
  • Publishers at THE BRICK HOUSE are bound to standards of conduct regarding accuracy, credit, transparency, fairness, privacy & ethics.
  • The goal of THE BRICK HOUSE is sustainability and editorial excellence, not wealth creation.
  • THE BRICK HOUSE is powered by readers.

Who are the Brick House founders?

Members of The Brick House Cooperative
  • AWRY, a brand-new hub for comics with an emphasis on new voices, critiques of power, and stories never before seen in cartoon form 
  • FAQ NYC, a podcast that tries to make sense of the only city in the whole world
  • HMM WEEKLY, featuring culture, commentary, and opinion from veterans of GawkerDeadspin, and the Baltimore City Paper
  • NO MAN IS AN ISLAND, focused on Taiwan and other places Western media have tended to ignore
  • OLONGOAFRICA, a pan-African community of opinion makers 
  • POPULA, the home for humanist, egalitarian perspectives on news and culture 
  • TASTEFUL RUDE, a new site drilling into the intersection of art, literature, celebrity, and politics, eschewing the white cishet male gaze in favor of all others
  • THE SLUDGE REPORT, an unfiltered view of the swampiest politicos behind the week’s headlines 
  • PREACHY, a new home for writing about spirituality, religiosity, and modes of peace and introspection 

What kind of articles are published at The Brick House?

It’s a loose confederation; our real common ground is a belief in press freedom and speech rights, and the need to protect them in a fraught world. But it would be fair to say that all the Brick Houses’s members care about elevating unusual and rarely-heard voices and concerns. We serve a global audience of intelligent readers, interested in history, news, politics, art and culture.

How much does a subscription cost?

It’s currently $75 for a year’s access to all nine of our member publications. Thank you for even asking!! We rely on reader support to keep going.

Can I just send some money?

We would absolutely love that, thank you.

General questions? Pitches? Declarations of undying love?
Please email hello@thebrick.house.