Erica Barnett leaving The Stranger

Erica’s leaving the Capitol Hill compound to hook up with the suddenly-hot Publicola.

Not only does this effectively halve the number of people who actually do work at the Stranger, it also continues the Slog’s descent into shrill one-note unreadability. (Did I miss the memo where they explained how Slog now stands for “Savage: Loathes Obama, Gay”?)

But best of luck to Erica joining Josh Feit’s merry band of awesome. She’s been nothing less than great to me over the years. The red wine is in the mail. (PS: Can we set up a time where I can bust Sandeep in the chops for being Nickels’ man? I have five days of “stranded in my house because no one dared plow the north end” rage that’s needed to get out since December.)

3 Comments so far

  1. pex1 on June 17th, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

    Lets be honest. If Erica Barnett was the saving grace of the stranger they’ve been pretty doomed for years.

  2. TroyJMorris (troyjmorris) on June 17th, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

    I like her. She’s done a lot considering the shit she’s surrounded by and probsbly puts up with day in, day out.

    Congratulations, Erica!

  3. josh on June 17th, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

    This seems like a great move for both Erica and PubliCola; she always seems to have a true fascination and engagement with both the big picture and important details of the local news and politics that she covered. Here’s hoping that she shakes free some of the idiotic trolls that seemed to plague her every post at the Slog.

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