Russ Pitts Leaves The EscapistRuss Pitts announced that he was leaving The Escapist last week.
In my mind, Russ was the single person most responsible for the personality of The Escapist. As Editor-in-Chief, his imprint was on everything, and in particular, the ridiculously high standard of writing for the long-form articles that just weren't available anywhere else.
It was a unique endeavor, and its tremendous critical success wouldn't have happened without him.
What I'm curious about is what he's going to do now, because he seems to have the asskicking gene in his DNA. Anything he gets involved with is going to be very, very good.