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Lauren Laverne and Sam Baker (novelist, magazine editor) are launching a new blog for women and I'm pretty sure it's going to be the kick-ass, grown-up version of Jezebel I always wanted. Check it out:

"6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne and former Cosmopolitan and Red magazine editor Sam Baker are launching a new online platform featuring writing, audio and video aimed at women.

The pair have signed up a string of well-known journalists and writers to contribute to the new site called The Pool, which will go live before Easter.

Journalist and broadcaster Sasha Wilkins and MasterChef winner and Guardian weekend columnist Thomasina Miers, who founded the Wahaca restaurant chain, will be writing food blogs for the site.

Guardian Weekend beauty columnist Sali Hughes will provide op-ed pieces, while Times and Evening Standard writer Laura Craik will be writing a weekly fashion column.

Comedian and writer Viv Groskop will be recording an agony aunt podcast."

Read more here:


Sam Baker was my boss for years when I worked in magazines, and she is very smart and very funny; Lauren Laverne is a UK institution with her work on TV and BBC Radio 6, she also writes brilliant think pieces for The Guardian, including this one on being a victim of domestic abuse (the best account I've ever read):


I think this is going to be good!

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