From the ed­i­tor

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Contents - Deb­o­rah Jones

WE find our­selves in the midst of launch sea­son, when arts com­pa­nies re­veal their pro­grams for next year and hope to en­tice you into buy­ing a sub­scrip­tion, plan­ning an in­ter­state trip or, at the very least, pen­cilling in one or two things. Fair enough: arts events need au­di­ences. But I’ve al­ways been puz­zled by the huge level of se­crecy and con­trol com­pa­nies like to im­pose on this stuff. As I have of­ten said, I’d be more sur­prised, and it would be more news­wor­thy, if a com­pany were go­ing out of busi­ness rather than it be­ing busi­ness as usual. They re­ally should get over it. TO­DAY we wel­come The Week­end Aus­tralian’s Travel & In­dul­gence sec­tion into the Re­view fold. Un­der the long­stand­ing and highly ex­pert ed­i­tor­ship of Su­san Kuro­sawa, Travel & In­dul­gence has been pro­duced in broad­sheet for­mat for many years and found in a dif­fer­ent sec­tion of the pa­per. From this week it is pub­lished in the same for­mat as Re­view and Week­end A Plus and can be found tucked inside. (And no, it hasn’t eaten up pages pre­vi­ously oc­cu­pied by the TV list­ings; it has mi­grated from one spot to an­other.) Ms K is a leg­endary fig­ure in the busi­ness and a won­der­ful col­league, as is Travel & In­dul­gence’s deputy ed­i­tor, Michelle Rowe. And if you read Week­end A Plus, which I rec­om­mend, you’ll know both are in­de­fati­ga­ble multi-taskers. Michelle’s Food De­tec­tive col­umn is a fab­u­lous read, and I speak as some­one who last cooked a meal in 1986 and refers to a glass of wine and a hand­ful of canapes con­sumed in a the­atre foyer as ‘‘din­ner’’. Some­how Su­san finds the time to write her very sharp-eyed and funny col­umn I Don’t Be­lieve It, be­tween trav­el­ling the globe and edit­ing. Their en­ergy is in­spir­ing.

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