To our readers: A change in entertainment coverage reflects our changing times

The coronavirus has taken its toll on live events. So we’re pausing the WeekendPlus section in our print product for now, shifting those pages to other days of the week to keep our entertainment coverage strong.

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Given the changes the coronavirus continues to make in how we spend our free time, we’ve determined that the WeekendPlus section no longer makes sense to produce for our Thursday print editions. This change takes effect today.

There simply aren’t enough live music, theater, dance and other cultural happenings to keep the section as robust as we’d like, so we’re taking the pages that had been devoted to WeekendPlus and shifting them to other days of the week for now.

This change won’t decrease the number of columns you’ll read by our Richard Roeper, one of the nation’s marquee movie and TV columnists, and we’re reinventing our WeekendPlus “One minute movie critic” into an online collection of Roeper reviews at

We’ll continue to run “The mix” column in Thursday’s regular entertainment section to prep you for events — virtual or otherwise — for the weekend ahead. And while reviews “From the Ebert archive” won’t be running at a weekly cadence, we intend to continue showcasing Roger Ebert’s timeless writings when they can shed light on the cultural events of the moment.

Finally, rest assured advice and horoscope fans: Dear Abby’s column and Georgia Nicols’ horoscopes will continue to run as usual.

Please email if you have any questions, and thank you for supporting the Sun-Times.

Chris Fusco

Executive Editor

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