New Brainiac in Town

My friend Josh Glenn has stepped down from doing Brainiac, the blog for the Ideas section of The Boston Globe, and is being replaced by Chris Shea, who used to write the column Critical Faculties for Ideas. We first met long before that,  when we were both writing for Lingua Franca. Small world.

The other day I asked Chris what he had in mind for the blog. He writes back as follows.

I'm hoping to build on Josh's work, attempting to stay on top of the  kinds of trends he was great at spotting--in design, technology, advertising, and cultural theory, just to name a few areas of his expertise--while also incorporating more of the stuff I used to write 
about as a columnist for Ideas section: items on new work in psychology, sociology, law, history, and so on. It will continue to be a hybrid of a browsing blog, pointing to some of the best of what's out there in print and on the Web, and an original-content site.

And as under Josh, it will be a Web-print hybrid, with some items appearing--with some friendly editing along the way, and with an emphasis on good illustration and design--in the Sunday Globe.

His tenure begins this week. No, "tenure" is not the right word here, but it's the only one coming to mind at the moment.
June 29, 2008 9:36 PM | | Comments (1)



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