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Starting this weekend, we are making improvements to your Sunday Post to increase coverage of the arts, culture and business by creating several new sections, enhancing others and adding columns and features.

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Executive Editor of The Washington Post
Thursday, January 20, 2011

To Our Readers:

Starting this weekend, you will see a number of enhancements to your Sunday Post. The changes are aimed at bringing you more news and features on arts, culture, local events and shopping, to complement the essential local, national and international coverage you get in our main news sections. Today we also start delivering a robust new package of our Sunday sections on Saturday, to give home subscribers more time to enjoy the paper.

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The biggest change you'll see is the separation of our Arts & Style section into two new sections.

One, Sunday Style, is a lively, entertainment-oriented section featuring coverage of movies, television, music and fashion -- the popular culture that shapes so many of our weekends. Inside the compact section, you'll find in-depth stories and profiles, alongside many familiar features and some new ones. Style Invitational and Celebritology move from the Saturday Post to Sunday Style, where they appear alongside new pop-culture book reviews, weddings coverage in OnLove and popular advice columns by Carolyn Hax and Amy Dickinson. In addition, you'll find two new columns: Dealhunter, a weekly review of the best local bargains for shoppers, and Web inSites, an offline look at what's interesting online. The Scene is a new gallery of photos from the Washington area social scene.

The other section, Arts, offers a deeper and more focused showcase for our award-winning coverage of theater, opera, art, dance, classical music, architecture and museums. Washington is one of the world's great theater towns, just as it is one of the world's great museum towns and one of the world's great music and performance towns. The Post has one of the world's great teams of culture critics, and the new Sunday Arts section will serve as a focal point for art-lovers in a city that treasures the arts.

For younger readers, we've created a new KidsPost tabloid, extending a popular feature of the daily Post to the Sunday paper as well. The section offers stories, games and puzzles in a pullout section tailored to young readers and wrapped around the Sunday color comics.

All of these sections, along with Travel and the in-depth local stories in The Washington Post Magazine, plus Parade magazine, are now delivered together on Saturday morning -- a day early to be more useful and enhance the weekend reading experience. A new Sunday Real Estate Guide, delivered on Sunday, will feature a useful clip-out guide to each weekend's open houses. Our Saturday paper will include a streamlined Real Estate section that will incorporate our Where We Live feature.

One more change to note: In your revamped Sunday Business section, delivered on Sunday, you'll find fresh and compelling coverage of local and national business topics as well as big-picture stories to keep you informed, whether you're an executive, employee, investor or consumer. Columns and features will also provide insight for personal investment and spending decisions.

This expansion of content and convenience is designed to bring you more of The Washington Post's terrific journalism, all weekend long. Please let us know what you think at sunday@washpost.com.

-- Marcus Brauchli

For home delivery of the Washington Post, call 1-800-753-POST or go to Subscriber Services.


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