Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chicago Tribune's Bankruptcy Filing
Hits Home in the Most Visceral Way

My friend Afi Scruggs, an incredibly talented writer, teacher, author, radio commentator, multimedia storyteller, designer (and even accomplished pianist) who left the Plain Dealer in 2003 for teaching and independent writing, found out recently that the Chicago paper's crisis isn't a remote issue. It hit home for her in the most vivid way when the paper stopped payment on her check, issued for an editorial contribution. Anyway, I hope you'll take a close look at both her blog and her website, and keep an peeled for her byline, which is inevitably attached to an interesting piece of writing, like this fine piece she wrote last year for Cleveland Magazine, or this moving essay about race and ethnicity in America, published the year before that.


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