This is the last week for long-standing syndicated feature The Straight Dope. Despite the foregoing economic wailing, this move was not taken for economic reasons. Rather, we decided to give the readers what they want, namely more coverage of food and drink, and beginning next week that happens.
Whoa. I was absolutely certain that it was going to be a budget decision.
Uh, we need more food/drink reviews? Really? There weren't enough already in the paper version, the web version, and other weekly papers? This, when restaurants are seemingly closing at an increasing rate, and the public has less disposable cash for eating out?
Obviously I'm biased. I think The Straight Dope is perhaps the best syndicated column in the country, and used to read it damn near every week. I'm also not a foodie by any stretch of the imagination.
Was this move determined by recent reader surveys? Everything else in the paper is more popular than The Straight Dope?