New Look

The Wall Street JournalThe redesigned Wall Street Journal is out and it looks pretty good. It’s still hard to believe that they spent US$232 million on this effort, but I guess they know money. As for the redesign as a possible harbinger of some change in character for this venerable rag… well, if lines like, “Please excuse us if we take a moment to mention our make-over. We figure we’re entitled every 40 years or so,” are any indication, then the Journal’s singular brand of ‘progressive conservative’ smarminess is in no immediate danger.