Tag: Zay Smith

News Headline: “Trump deals blow to pro-abortion NGOs.”

Which inspires Zay Smith to remark, “So on top everything else, he pushes drugs.” Zay Smith is Chicago’s top humorist, regularly dishing out  bon mots, insight, drollery, amusement and irony in his “QT” (Quick Takes) column. Another example from QT: We have seen the present, and it does not work January 31, 2017 2:21 pm | Zay Smith The British... Read more »

I don't care about the Oscars

Or to put it more directly: The Oscars? I don’t give a crap. They’re a bore. A self-absorbed exercise. Phony. Nonetheless, we’re getting treated to the annual ponderous and flagellating analysis about the real meaning of the Oscar nominations. as if what Hollywood voting for what it likes about Hollywood is worth our time. The... Read more »

For people who disagree with me

…you should read Zay Smith’s QT (Quick Takes). He’s one of Chicago’s best writers and most likely the best humorist. Zay began his column at the Chicago Sun-Times, and now conducts it here. Today’s column starts out:  News Headline: “Minnesota’s libraries rush to adapt to a post-book world.” The day’s news can include many chilling phrases.... Read more »

Zay Smith, Chicago's best writer and humorist, now appearing in The Week

Zay Smith’s QT, the latest and most wry commentary on current events, now is appearing in The Week on line. Here is today’s debut post. Read it regularly and you will come to understand why Zay Smith is Chicago’s best writer and humorist. Zay Smith first wrote his hugely popular Quick Takes column for the Chicago... Read more »

Wither Zay Smith and QT?

Faithful Sun-Times readers will remember Zay Smith‘s QT (Quick Takes) column as perhaps the best reading in the newspaper. Zay finds humor in the day’s headlines, exposing foibles, blemishes, quirks, hypocrisy and just plain stupidity. The Los Angeles Times called Zay its favorite Chicago columnist since Mike Royko. Zay is a solid reporter to start... Read more »

My book now available from Barnes & Nobel, Amazon

and other top booksellers in both softcover or ebook (e.g. Kindle, Nook) versions. The book, Madness: The War of 1812, is an exciting way to learn about the least remembered, most ill-considered but perhaps one of America’s most important wars. Here are advance reviews from two of Chicago’s best writers: “It is one thing to... Read more »

Zay Smith's QT feature returns. Will be thrice weekly on WBEZ blog.

As reported by Rob Feder, another former and great Sun-Times columnist: 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... Read more »
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