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Chicago magazine’s outgoing editor: ‘You can’t feel like Lear raging against the storm’

When Richard Babcock took over as editor of Chicago magazine in April 1991, it was a time to worry. My column marking the occasion began: “We heard ominous rumbles out of Chicago magazine about the new man. ‘A martinet.’ ‘He doesn’t suffer fools gladly.’ ‘He’s alienated everybody.’ “The art director quickly resigned. “An eyewitness: ‘He […]