Movie Reviewer Stephanie Zacharek Leaves Salon

Gain a politics writer, lose a movie writer. After eleven years with the online magazine, film critic Stephanie Zacharek is leaving Salon.

In a farewell post published last night, Zacharek expressed thanks to her readers and colleagues:

“Over the years Salon has strived to make a place for serious writers, editors and journalists, and it continues to do so. … Salon has also, I must note, always made a place for film criticism, even in times when other outlets were scaling back.”

She says she’s headed on “a new adventure elsewhere on the Web.” We’ll be on the lookout for her.