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Change is good: Gambit Redesign 


IF YOU THINK THIS ISSUE OF GAMBIT looks a bit different — you're right. We've had a complete redesign with the goal of keeping all the content you like, adding some new things and freshening up the look of the paper, from the cover to the classifieds.

  A few things to look for ...

• Sections are now color-coded, beginning with News, continuing through our Eat+Drink section and into our listings — making it easier to find what you're looking for. In fact, we've incorporated more color through the entire newspaper.

• Headline and body fonts have been changed, streamlined and made easier to read. We've also added color to headlines and opening lines.

• Our table of contents has been simplified and made easier to read as well.

• Our News section now includes "The Latest," a page of news presented graphically, and "I-10," which is 10 things you need to know this week. After that opener, you'll find all our regular news stories and briefs.

• Views includes our weekly Commentary, Clancy DuBos' Politics and Blake Pontchartrain's answers to your New Orleans questions. New to our pages is Kevin Allman's "What DeSaix," a look at what other newspapers, magazines and blogs are saying about our city each week.

• We have moved some listings online only. You'll find a list of those online-only categories at the end of each listings section. This will give us more room in coming weeks and months to spotlight more things, present editors' picks and do special events sections for big holidays like St. Patrick's Day and Halloween.

• Our art, stage and film reviews now include "Our Take," a one-line summary of what our critics think.

• We've completely redesigned our classifieds section. It's now "Gambit Exchange," and has a clean, easy-to-read format.

• And if you haven't seen our mobile website lately — it has all the features of the physical paper, scaled for your smartphone. We're particularly proud of our online film listings, which lets you sort all the movies in town by title, by theater or by time. You can check movie ratings and running times, look at posters and find maps to the nearest theater where a movie is playing.

  It's a work in progress, and we hope you like it. As always, thanks for reading. — Kevin Allman, editor

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