July 27, 2009
The Nichepaper Manifesto
How is Umair Haque so good at this?
But I have never seen them so seamlessly and stylishly combined. Part of it is simply the language: Haque has a gift for punchy parallel structure. Just scan down his list of bold directives—“Knowledge, not news,” “Provocation, not perfection”—and tell me you don’t want a nichepaper, like, now.
I’m kinda into his neologism “commentage,” too.
Anyway, if you are even 1% interested in this stuff, go give him a glance.