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An ode to The New Yorker -- from the Second City

Jan 02, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Long ago, I came home from class one day to find my girlfriend pasting New Yorker magazine covers on a bathroom wall. She'd saved stacks of back issues, and by the time she finished, every wall in the room was a collage of the smart-set illustrations that were the publication's trademark.

We were students at the University of Chicago. She was there in self-imposed exile from New York, and I was a New York wannabe. I'd discovered The New Yorker on the shelves of the Albany Park branch of th...