Editor's Note - May 03 2006

Changes have a'come

Thought we were good before, dinchya? Yeah, I know you did. Well, you'll notice a lot of changes in this week's print paper and website that make us even better.

They start with the new "Going Postal" section, which is designed to allow you to interact more easily with the super-beings who comprise Creative Loafing — yeah, that's us. We'll give you a little inside baseball, tell you a bit about the stories we're working on, and include a more complete list of ways to contact the Loaf about articles, listings and ads.

In the print paper, you'll find a new layout for our See & Do pages. It includes just as much info on this week's shows and festivals, but Listings Editor Layla Bellows has added a new feature on events coming up beyond a week or two out.

Then, check out our new Fallout section. We merged popular columns from Talk of the Town — like Scene & Herd, Streetalk and Hollis Gillespie's Moodswing — with briefs and features from News & Views. The idea is to create a mega-section that showcases a strongly visual collection of articles in one place. That way, you'll get a more complete and entertaining idea of what's really happening in Atlanta, right up front.

Another new section, Metropolis, features — along with Public Agenda listings — John Sugg's new Metro Man column. John's mission is to tell you about the big issues confronting our community, and to let you know how you can make a difference. This week, he takes on the "Brain Train" commuter project, which could connect Atlanta and Athens in a few years.

And, finally, we moved the Profile feature to Fallout from the Vibes section. That gives us room to add another music feature in Vibes.

These changes may take some adjusting. But I'm hoping you'll get used to them really quick, because — damn — they are brilliant! Donchya agree?

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