Those poor, stretched-thin kids at the Observer are going to have to stretch themselves a little thinner. "Edgy Enthusiast" columnist Ron Rosenbaum is ditching the pink paper to share his random meanderings on Shakespeare and Bob Dylan with Slate's more patient, equally geriatric, audience. Rosenbaum, a journalistic legend in this town since 1877, when he wrote an article about how you could make free calls on Alexander Graham Bell's new voice-carrying device, leaves a large acre of space for the Observer folks to fill. Presumably, we can expect more real estate coverage. Or ads, if they can sell them.

Ron Rosenbaum to Join Slate Magazine [BusinessWire]