Editor's note

* We extend a warm welcome to incoming "Walkabout" editor, Christina Ball, who has taken the reins of that culture section our proofreader, Lynn Jameson, who, incidentally, penned this week's cover story.

* The Hook also congratulates Senior Editor Courteney Stuart, who's taking a well-deserved break from the chores of newspapering to celebrate the arrival of her second son, Ben.