As a reader, I'll miss the insight—and the concern with prose style—that both Scharper and Gorelick brought to the paper. But the features editor could take this as an opportunity to radically revamp the way we all think about features. It's clear that, like so many dailies, the feature section isn't taken particularly seriously by The Sun's editors. Given some of the bullshit stories that clearly come from above, there is, somewhere, a sense that anything that is not "hard news" is bullshit fluff. So, yeah, cut out the fluff and use this chance to decide what the purpose of a features section in a big daily is and really tackle it. You could hire someone to highlight the daily struggles in a neighborhood such as Sandtown by embedding reporters there to work on long series—since you can't give people book leave now, get reporters to do shit like what David Simon did for "Homicide" and "The Corner," but publish it serially. Y'all got the website that scrolls down forever (we do too, now), use it for some real long-form shit. People will read it.