well, there goes one more job for the future critic
Originally posted on The New York Observer:
On July 14, a day usually associated with the imminent demise of the French monarchy, one section of the Chicago Sun-Times will see an overthrow of its own. The paper, which recently laid off its entire photo staff (a move that resulted in a hilarious Tumblr that shows the crappy photos the Windy City tabloid has run ever since), delivered more bad news last week when it announced that it will cease regular publication of its books coverage.
All entertainment coverage will be subsumed by the paper’s Splash section, which focuses primarily on style, celebrity and society.
Books coverage will continue to exist in some capacity in the paper, but Teresa Budasi, the paper’s books editor, told Publishers Weekly that it will most likely zero in on local authors as opposed to book reviews.