GQ Magazine has named Chicago "City of the Year."
I do love that city, but not so much for the reasons cited by GQ. From the Associated Press story:
Barack Obama's election as president, a yet-to-be built skyscraper and a Batman
GQ magazine says those are among the reasons it's picked Chicago as
its "City of the Year" for 2008.
GQ editor Sara Goldstein says Chicagoan
Obama's election is the most obvious reason.
But the magazine points to other
Chicagoans it says have changed the way the country does politics. That includes
Mayor Richard Daley and the president-to-be's chief strategist, David
GQ also cites Chicago's role as the backdrop in the latest Batman
movie, "The Dark Knight."
It calls the proposed 2,000-foot Chicago Spire the
next "American landmark" even though construction on the project has stopped
amid the economy downturn. If completed, it'd be North America's tallest
"Changed the way the country does politics"? Eeesh...I'm not so sure Chicago's politics are something to be proud of or emulated.
I happen to love the city because of all it has to offer culturally and its distinctive, exciting personality. It's just a really fun place to visit!