Editor's Note 

She's had her fill of Phil

She's had her fill of Phil

This week, the Scene launches a blog called "Pith in the Wind," whose topics will span politics, arts, media and culture. You'll find various Scene contributors in the mix, including the guy responsible for getting this project off the ground—the chronically cynical and pathologically biting Bruce Barry. (Big thanks for this launch also go to the technologically gifted IT guy of all IT guys, James Hanback.) Readers, who are encouraged to use the blog's comment feature to join in, will also find posts from the likes of Willy Stern, Jim Ridley, Roger Abramson, John Spragens and yours truly, among others.

You may be wondering: does the world need another blog? There are already something like six million of them out there. Such Web pages are updated regularly and chronologically with new short-form content that may or not be related topically to earlier content. For many bloggers, this means a digital-age form of personal journaling—an online diary. That's not what we have in mind, as the blogosphere is saturated with soul-searching chronicles of angst, self-loathing and personal discovery.

The Scene traffics in news, events and ideas that don't reveal themselves just once a week. We're a weekly paper, but our writers and readers have things to say to each other more frequently. Five years ago, an online presence for a paper like the Scene meant a Web site. Now it means experimenting with new ways to connect writers and readers—delivering information and ideas in ways that aren't just timely and efficient, but also interactive. That's why we're doing this. Check out www.pithinthewind.com, or get there from www.nashvillescene.com. —Liz Garrigan


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