Veteran Chicago newspaperman Zay N. Smith, whose Quick Takes column was a popular fixture in the Sun-Times for 13 years, is bringing it back as a blog on the website of Chicago Public Media’s WBEZ-FM (91.5).
This is great news for Chicago readers who have missed his witty and intelligence column after the Sun-Times dropped it four years ago. As I posted on Feder's blog:
The QT has landed! Who can match Zay Smith for wittiness? Who else can spear the puffed up with the toss of a single, light sentence? Zay's the kind of guy who makes you say to yourself, "I wish I had thought of that." Or, "How does he come up with this stuff?" It was one of oddest moves in Chicago newspapering when the Sun-Times took away his column, which--as another poster said--is of the "it's-the-first-thing-I read" quality. To paraphrase and old saying: "On your way up, Zay, be sure to wave at the ST on its way down."
Welcome back, Zay.