Meet Our Founding Publishers

Nine publications for one subscription price

The Brick House Cooperative is a group of writers, artists and editors publishing our own work: it’s 100% ad-free, and there are no investors or executives in our organization. The money for this project comes from readers and direct donations.

Journalism is a public trust.

It’s our belief that a community of journalists looking out for each other, committed to the strength and vigor of the cooperative, will be stronger in every way—better at producing stories that matter, better in business, better at serving the public. The Brick House represents this enlightened self-interest, conceived in solidarity and built to last. The Brick House’s founding publications are:

  • 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 Gawker, Deadspin, Indignity, and 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 

The Brick House Advisory Council includes Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center, editor and Postlight founder Paul Ford, and journalists and editors Anna Holmes, Gabriel Snyder, and Hamilton Nolan.

THE BRICK HOUSE is building a community of writers, artists and editors who look out for each other, dedicated to serving our readers to the very best of our ability. If you love press freedom, please consider supporting us here. Thank you for reading The Brick House.