Letters From the Editor

The Day After The Day After Tomorrow

Long live summer. Or, long live escape plans to leave Brooklyn for nicer places. People have been worried about New York’s reaction to this new movie The Day After Tomorrow—where the city is attacked by tidal waves and ice storms, with chaos reminiscent of Sept. 11’s disaster—but watching it last night, I couldn’t help thinking the movie’s every New Yorker’s dream, at least in August. No one looks forward to the late summer weather in New York. No one.

So we’ll be staying inside, typing on computers. There are many plans buzzing around TMN—you’ll see some of them in action (New! Hot! Things!) in the coming weeks—but one of the biggest is a major redesign sometime soon. And I’d like to solicit a little help, from you, so we can have our readers’ input as we begin to draw up blueprints.

Shoot me an email (address below) with answers to as many of the following questions as you like:

1) What do you like most about TMN? What are the top three reasons you visit the site?

2) What would you like to see more of on the site?

3) What do you find confusing about the site’s design? What do you think can be improved? If given the chance, how would you change its presentation or structure?

4) What sorts of features—technical, not editorial—would you add to the site to make it easier or more fun to read/use?

5) Where were you conceived?

Thank you for your invaluable assistance. Send mail to: .

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Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at rosecransbaldwin.com. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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