The Rant Issue came screaming out for the first time in 2004 when the frustration of trying to drag this area into the 21st Century reached such a pitch that I could hear my brain cells exploding. The rants burst onto the pages faster than a Gatling gun, enough to fill a cover story.
As with much of what I write, people laughed, cried and got angry. A few years later we rebooted the Rant concept, but let the INweekly staff vent. The issue was a huge success and has become a staple of our editorial calendar.
This year we’ve opened up the ranting to readers and Facebook friends. We asked them to submit what is upsetting them. Like us, they love this community dearly, but every once in awhile they, too, must perform an emergency crisis intervention here and show some tough love.
Who knows? These rants, if taken seriously, may be steps toward a full recovery and rejuvenation.
-Publisher Rick Outzen