He regularly contributes essays to The awl, and is a graduate of both NYU and Columbia University.
This philosophy neatly sums up the success of The awl, created by former Gawker-ites Alex Balk and Choire Sicha.
Daniel D'Addario is a writer who's contributed to Newsweek, The awl, Urlesque, and Capital.
This second view was given representative voice by Choire Sicha at The awl.
Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl.
The glass eyes are to be cut from their wires and set, drawing the lids around them with an awl.
With an awl that he took from his belt Brock pierced Loki's lips.
"I want you to teach me everything you know," said Dickie, picking up an awl and feeling its point.
We cut with a knife, we pierce with an awl, we weave with a shuttle, we name with a name.
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).