For the few and faithful who continue to read The Weekly Dig, there was no Oh Cruel World! in the latest issue.
The pub's now managing editor, Laura Dargus, says she's grown weary of the alt-weekly's hilarious passive-aggressive rant:
"As an admittedly extreme avoider of confrontation, I have from time to time grown weary with Oh Cruel World! It's not the column's fault, but more my own, as it is often a reflection of my tendency toward inaction," she writes.
Is this the end of Oh Cruel World!? I hope not. With the usual dead-on Media Farm missing the mark the past few months, the snarky front-of-the-book column was one of the few things left that inspired me to actually pick up the publication.
After a revolving door of staffers in '07, publisher-turned-editor Jeff Lawrence warned readers to expect a few changes at the Dig. Hopefully, cutting the FOB must-read isn't one of them.