If you’re reading this and it’s March 2012 (or alternately, it’s February 29, 2012; damn leap years), then welcome to the new home of the Bleader. As you can tell from the name of this blog, our stay at Portmanteaus Anonymous didn’t work out. We tried to come up with a title even more stupendous, but our impulse to mash “Blog” and “Reader” together was too great. Be thankful we didn’t go with “The Rog.”

We think the new Bleader will be easy to navigate, so we won’t spend a lot of time going on and on about it. If, however, you encounter bugs or want to lob constructive criticism our way, please speak up by commenting on this post.

A few pointers: at the top of this page, you’ll notice a row of tabs with words like “All,” “News,” “Arts,” and so on. The purpose of these tabs is to filter the content of our blog to better guide you to what you’re looking for. While the blog is intended to be read as a general-interest publication, you can also read it as a politics, arts and culture, food and drink, film, or music and nightlife blog, depending on your mood.