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Was there something you wanted to ask me about my day job as design director at NYTimes.com? If so, you should head on over to the site — or just send an email firstname.lastname@example.org — and pose your query, because all week long I’ll be answering reader questions in our regular “Talk to the Newsroom” series. I’m going to try my best to come across competently, but if you really want insight into the way The Times works, be sure to peruse the previous installments in this Q & A series in the archives, too.
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Cleveland Magazine writer Andy Netzel gives up his car for a month.
If you drive a car you’ve heard it all before… you’re feeding the oil cartel, polluting the atmosphere, heating up the earth, melting the ice caps, going broke… why don’t you use public transportation?
Cleveland magazine writer Andy Netzel decided to give it a try. Just as an experiment, he gave up his car for a month. Here is his story.