We here at the JCK Publishing Group are not immune from this crushing recession. We've recently had to reduce the size of our staff and bid farewell to some dear friends at the magazine. Hedda Schupak will move from the role of editor-in-chief to editor-at-large. Hedda will continue to write her monthly letter (now as a column in our opinion section) and will contribute to the magazine and Web site on a variety of topics. Hedda has been a part of the JCK family for 23 years. Notably, Hedda was one of a small number of employees who stayed with JCK in 1997 when nearly the entire staff left en masse to create a rival publication. Hedda helped keep the editorial mission of the book on track during those trying days, and the magazine will always be grateful. Also transitioning from editorial staff to contributing editors are William George Shuster, Carrie Soucy, and Anthony DeMarco.