First, check out this San Francisco Bay Guardian column
about a hotly rumored merger between Village Voice Media (the company that owns the Scene
) and New Times Media. They say your local alt-weekly will get predictable and conservative after such a takeover. Less alt, more weekly.
Second, how about the Scene
's new web site
? Major kudos to webmaster (and Pithmaster) James Hanback for the labor-intensive makeover. Rumor has it James has been living in his office for several months now.