Theme: Toast Points
As some of you may know, The Toast will be closing on July 1. The site will still exist in perpetuity, but it will no longer generate new content. Instead, it will terminate all its contracts, send its employees off, and stop accepting new pieces (which means that I will go to my grave never having gotten them to accept a piece. Sigh.).
In case you didn’t know, The Toast is/was/will always be a humor and writing site founded by Mallory Ortberg and Nicole Cliffe. It featured silly art history and literature-related posts, heavier posts about adoption and surgeries, pop culture posts, and pretty much everything in between. It’s been in operation for about three years and briefly had a sister site, The Butter, which closed early winter 2015. That probably should have clued me in on what was going to happen.
Sad as I am about this news, I’m still trying to keep a stiff upper lip. So I’d like to share some of my favorite articles and segments with you. Feel free to share your favorites in return, and we can all try to console one another. Continue reading