oky. Just today the Washington Post debuted Express, a nice-looking, 24-page, free, Monday-to-Friday tabloid. Legions of hawkers were pressing it on Metro riders this morning. It will be interesting to see how it develops and is received. As befits a commuter's paper, issue one is highly scannable and easily digested, and it's even stapled together. But the "fun" tone throughout is a bit too aggressive, like the Post is trying to get down with the kids. Biggest problem thusfar: no box scores. How's a guy keep up with the Phillies' determined efforts to tread water 10.5 games out? Anyway, see for yourself: www.washingtonpost.com/express.

Posted by: Chris Durso at August 4, 2003 11:46 AM

Exceellent timing, prescient planning -- and to hell with the nay-saying consultant types. If they're so smart, why aren't they making something themselves?

Congrats, Matt -- I think you're riding a rocket with this one.

Alas, the problem with Metro in Boston is that it cuts so badly into the readership of The Herald, our only competition for the arrogant, snotty, outta touch and corrupt Boston Glob (sic). Words alone cannot convey how much I hate the newspaper that has done so much to make Boston ever more provincial...

Posted by: chandler at August 4, 2003 01:59 PM

After howlingly drunk BU students the Metro was the leading source of litter by the time I left that fucking sinkhole.

Posted by: Scott at August 4, 2003 05:34 PM

Scott -- Your attitude towards Boston sure sounds harsh, as compared to your seeming love for most things New York. Can we deduce, Ann Coulter-like, that you are now objectively pro-Yankee?

Posted by: Matt Welch at August 4, 2003 05:36 PM

Well, dammit, Matt...we need a new paper!! I need it worse than you do, because I want to read it and you'll just go write good stuff anyway.

A.L. who never regrets having lost his ass working on startups that didn't make it off the runway...

Posted by: Armed Liberal at August 4, 2003 11:08 PM
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