I like what’s in the New Times every week. I like it a lot.
Of course, I’m biased.
But in the interests of serving our readers, I want to suggest you check out our website.
I call your attention to this because it every week there’s interesting material available online that we’d put in the paper, if only there were room.
– New York Skies. These are blog posts by Cheryl Costa about UFO sightings in New York. There are a lot of sightings. We added Costa’s blog as uniquely online copy; we’ve never published it in the paper. But we’ve thought about it, because it is regularly among the most popular features online.
– Sara Hope’s television coverage. Hope’s work is often in the paper, but not enough. She has been quite a find. She’s one of the best local critics I’ve read. Her coverage is broad, and thoughtful. Her writing is engaging, and it has a voice. This week she’s in print, too, so you can see what I mean on page xx.
– Mark Bialczak’s film coverage. Bialczak was a colleague of mine at the downtown paper, but he covered music, not film. He leapt at a chance to tackle a new medium for the New Times. I don’t often hear from readers about particular writers — usually, it’s about the content of the articles — but I do hear from people who like his reviews.
– Micha L. Crook. We added Crook in an attempt to broaden our music coverage, and we started her online. She writes about music in the clubs around town.
– Chris Malone. Malone focuses on issues of particular interest to adults who have yet to settle in to a life burdened by mortgages and children and minivans. His posts are personal and colorful and inventive.
They’re all strong contributors, and with a New Times vibe. Check them out.