Kiki Yablon spent her last day Tuesday as the Reader‘s editor in typical fashion, marking a passage in the column I wrote for this week’s paper “a bit overwrought” and deleting it. All of us here not only became used to such rough treatment but learned to depend on it. Any religion half as reliable at saving sinners from their excesses would have millions of adherents on every continent. (The preceding sentence is the sort of extravagance Yablon had no use for.)