The Sun-Times’ writers
While the editors strain to perfect the touch of giving “wood”-the pluperfect tab cover where headlines grab the eye with a combination of titillation and guts-the paper continues its tradition as Chicago’s aerie for writers. While Mike Royko and Bob Greene have both passed on-to the Tribune, and then to death and statutory infamy, respectively-the long-running doubleheader of movie man Roger Ebert and 90-year-old celeb schmoozist Irv Kupcinet should inspire the tradition to continue. Now if only Kup’s longtime legwoman Stella Foster gets the column once he retires… And Thomas Roeser and his photo were retired… and Richard Roeper… Well, he’s far better than All That Zazz ever dared to be.
Best of Chicago 2002