Folks, I get lamer and lamer with each passing day. So it's time to announce what the Scene
3.0 will look like. Replacing me on July 1 will be Pete Kotz, the "alleged" editor of our sister paper in Cleveland, also called the Scene
, which is being bought and merged with the other alt-weekly there, Free Times
I know Pete from editors' meetings and conventions and can say unequivocally that he's a wonderful guy, a talented journalist and a good soul, if not the "dangerously handsome man" he claims to be. He has five kids, loves to "bust a phrase," holds dear the value of a great story, and prefers to chase his whiskey with beer. He's a rabble-rouser of the best sort whose wardrobe is even worse than Jeff Woods'.
He will no doubt complement the incredibly talented editorial staff here, all of whom know their beats and craft better than any in the city.
And with any luck, we'll swiftly get his caricature up here on Pith in place of mine.