Ah, it's autumn, the time when thoughts go back to hayrides, bonfires and the old neighborhood back home. Those were the days when some of us thought we didn't have to worry about white supremacy or gender equality, because we didn't know what we didn't know. I remember when alternative journalism just meant beating the stodgy old daily, and not flinching over possibly making an advertiser mad. Today the landscape has changed. Politics and the culture have moved, sometimes forward, sometimes back. Nostalgia often gets in the way of journalism and everything else. Courage means being willing to try new approaches, take risks, don't so often look back. – Fletcher Farrar, editor

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Fletcher Farrar

Fletcher Farrar is president of Illinois Times .

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