Hello dear readers. As Mark already mentioned, today is my final day here at The L. After just over four years of frantically writing about seemingly every single thing about which I feel strongly—from fine art to fine rap, from deathly serious cycling issues to delightfully trivial Tumblrs—I am optimistically but sadly taking my leave. Should you care to follow my travels in the land beyond L, you may do so on Tumblr or Twitter. Or, if you consider that there is no life beyond The L—indeed, “life” is one of the many things for which the “L” in “The L Magazine” has been rumored to stand—well then I guess this is goodbye forever. I leave you with this excerpt from Rashaad Newsome’s short video “The Conductor,” an artwork made up of short clips from rap music videos that I like very much, and which also happens to double as a symbolic wave goodbye.