This weekend, the New York Times unveiled its new designs for its various Arts & Leisure sections and the Book Review. My personal jury is still out on the revisions, but I’m inclined to like them. The general idea seems to have been to move towards a more magazine-like presentation of the material.
Any time you create a “department,” as magazines are prone to do, there’s going to be a shakedown period. It seems to me that that’s where the Times is at the moment, but expect fuller comments from me in the future.