With mixed feelings, HE is announcing the death of Elsewhere Classic. It lived for a total of nine months, give or take. I created it so people who couldn’t roll with the bloggy format (instituted last March) would feel more comfortable, but you have adapt and go with the times. Plus having a separate parallel column was a drag on memory and resources. I’ve also killed the news ticker, which I added in the summer of ’05. It wasn’t adding anything very significant to the site, although I always liked the energy — the travelling fluidity — of it.