A few readers have been noticing that The Star's print edition has been coming in two different widths over the past few days. What's going on?
The paper is in the middle of a transition to a narrower width overall -- part of a general trend that's been happening for decades. The Star's first edition on Sept. 18, 1880 was 13 1/2 inches wide, but only 18 inches tall. By 1950, the page had grown to a mammoth 17 inches wide. At that size, I find the broadsheet it be quite unmanageable.