Welcome to 2b, the St. Petersburg Times' new daily home for entertainment and celebrity news, performance reviews, cultural trends and your daily calendar of events.
We created 2b in response to the many readers who told us they wanted more of these features, every day. It has been nearly a year since we revamped our Weekend section, and the enthusiastic response encouraged us to make room for more features as well as late-breaking news from the West Coast.
Many of us are avid crossword puzzle fans, so we certainly didn't want to eliminate the puzzle that has been appearing on this page. Instead, you'll now find this puzzle anchored on page 2 of our popular daily Classified section. We're keeping the puzzle on the lower left-hand corner of the page, since those of us who work puzzles know that's the best place.
An added bonus: No more breakfast-table tussles between puzzle lovers and Metro news readers.
As avid newspaper readers we know that changing morning habits can be tough. But, just as with last year's changes in Weekend, we think the possibilities this new 2b offers are well worth a little readjustment. We hope you do too.
Have ideas of what you'd like to see on 2b? You may write us at 2b, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail us at weekendtampabay.com.
_ CHARLOTTE SUTTON,
arts and entertainment editor