When Arthur's main brain, Jay Babcock, moved to Brooklyn, the magazine went with him (as LAObserved reported yesterday). Issue #30 -- on paper -- is coming very soon. And it will be available at Chango, so, movers and slackers, no need to worry about your reading material. It'll be available for download, too. All would be fine, except that Babcock shut down his Nature Trumps blog about the L.A. River. The last headline: "Nature Trumps is kaput." No need for flowery prose when you've already decamped. So Brooklyn's gain is our loss.
I emailed Babcock and asked why on Earth he had moved to Brooklyn (though, for the record, I LOVE Brooklyn). It took him about two minutes to respond to that and other questions with: