Posted by Jason Diamond
If it wasn’t for New York, Chicago would never be the Second City; or to be more precise: if it wasn’t for famed New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling, Chicago might not have ever been known as the Second City.
The Chicagoan was a magazine that lived and died before Liebling’s famous nickname caught on. It was a counterpart to the New York institution, which got the anthology treatment a few years ago from the University of Chicago Press in 2008.
I came across some of the cover images, and figured it would make a nice installment of Nerd Porn.