I was taught early on in my journalism career never to use a question lead: As in, "Are you an opera fan?"
The reason? Because anyone who is NOT an opera fan will answer with a curt no and move on. But that's exactly why this lead is so effective for the post I want to write. Because if you are NOT an opera fan, then you're not going to care that a Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's "La Boheme" will screen at 10 a.m. Saturday at Regal Cinemas' NorthTown Mall.
Click here for ticket information. And enjoy the singers, portly and otherwise.