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contents 7 The Comeback of the Punk Rock Flea Market 8 Power, Strength and Inclusion, Oh My! 10 They Might Be Giants Q+A 13 Resolutions That You Can Keep This Year 14 Tangible Thoughts 17 Laughing Across the Aisle

So, my name is Will and I’m the new editor here at Downtown Crowd. (And thank goodness too, because I almost never leave downtown. If this were the McDavid Monthly or the Beulah Bugle then we’d really be in trouble.) I know you’re sad that our previous editor, Hana, has moved on. These things happen. It’s not you, it’s her. Y’all can still be friends. But don’t worry, Hana’s fine. She landed a great gig and she and the hubby are fixing up an old house. She says she’ll miss you, too. So, about me. I was born and raised in Pensacola, and my background is in daily newspapers. I spent years in the circus down at city hall, and now I’ve somehow convinced the bosses here to let me have a crack at editing. There seems to have been some kind of mistake though, because they gave me an office. But now I like my office, so let’s keep that one between us.

Owners Malcolm & Glenys Ballinger Executive Editor Kelly Oden Editor Will Isern Art Director Guy Stevens Graphic Design and Ad Coordination Carly Stone

WILL ISERN editor ey, between you and me, I have no idea what’s going on. See, I’m new here and, don’t tell anyone, but I have no idea what I’m doing. Don’t worry though, we’re going to get through this together.

Publisher Malcolm Ballinger

Editorial Assistant Tanner Yea

As far as Downtown Crowd goes, you can expect to see a bolder, brighter design and all manner of wonderful stories, just as soon as I figure out how to open the design program. Fortunately, I’m surrounded by a team of (seemingly) kind and talented people who are going to help me get off the ground here. Shout out to Carly for laying out this month’s issue of the magazine, not to mention her awesome cover design. Next month’s issue is on me, so fingers crossed that we get it out the door on time and looking good. So long as I don’t print the articles upside down I think we’re off to a good start.

Contributing Writer Hana Frenette Haley Weaver Taylor Purvee Advertising Account Executives Paula Rode Geneva Strange Deadline for space and information is the 15th of the month prior to publication. For advertising rates or news tips contact Phone: 433-1166 · Fax: 435-9174 DOWNTOWN CROWD is published by Ballinger Publishing. Offices located at 314 N Spring St., Ste. A, Pensacola Florida 32501 Published by Ballinger Publishing

If I do screw it up though, please don’t hesitate to let me know. My email is will@ballingerpublishing. com and my office number is 4331166, ext. 24. I’m excited to be here, and thanks for reading!

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Cover design by Carly Stone

Downtown Crowd Jan. 2018  

Q&A: They Might Be Giants Resolutions You Can Keep Return of the Punk Rock Flea Market The Typewriter Project

Downtown Crowd Jan. 2018  

Q&A: They Might Be Giants Resolutions You Can Keep Return of the Punk Rock Flea Market The Typewriter Project