Big changes are coming to your daily paper on October 5. A bunch of stuff is going away, and all kinds of lifestyle-y stuff will be combined in a new, as-yet-unnamed section. Jump if you want the details.
Guide Live, Comics & Puzzles, Taste, Home, Healthy Living, and Sunday Life will combine to create the new, unnamed section, meaning each will no longer be a free-standing publication. The new section will have the following focus days: Tuesday, health; Wednesday, food; Friday, movies; Saturday, home; and gardening content happens on Thursdays.
More changes: Kids Day will go away from Sunday Life. There will be 10 fewer comic strips and two fewer comic panels. You like advice columns? Now you’ll get just two per day (Abby and Hax). Ask Amy, Harriet Cole, and Miss Manners will go bye-bye. Heloise runs once per week. And these puzzles and columns will be ditched: Diagramless (Saturdays), Wonderword (Daily), Bridge column (Daily), Lloyd Bockstruck’s genealogy column (Sundays), Cryptogram (Saturdays), Lucky Dog Poker (Thursdays).
To me, this all makes sense. Reducing the number of freestanding sections will make the paper easier to read. Tip a 40 for Miss Manners, though, boys.