January 20, 2007
ABOUT TERRY TEACHOUT AND OUR GIRL IN CHICAGOTerry lives in Manhattan, OGIC in (surprise) Chicago. Terry is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the music critic of Commentary.
Terry writes about the other arts, too--books, ballet, painting and sculpture, film and TV, whatever happens to catch his eye or ear. In addition to his drama column, Terry writes "Sightings," a biweekly column about the arts in America, for the Saturday Wall Street Journal, and his work also appears in National Review and other magazines. His Wikipedia entry is here.
Our Girl in Chicago is Laura Demanski, a Chicago-based writer with experience as an editor, critic, graduate student, and teacher. Laura's book reviews appear in The Baltimore Sun and The Chicago Tribune. Naturally drawn to the medium-hot centers of this world, she is a fierce advocate of her adopted Second City but still feels at home when she visits her one-time stomping grounds of Manhattan. A serious media addiction helps her keep close tabs on the red-hot from her comfy but happening city by the lake. She worries she should shoulder more guilt about her guilty pleasures--which include pro hockey, cop and lawyer shows, Las Vegas, and the colorful adventures of Travis McGee--but they're all just so damn pleasurable. More presentably, she's into Romantic poetry, Henry James, landscape painting, modern dance (with and without shoes, if you know what she means), and Edward Gorey. But she's not always sure she doesn't have some of those items in the wrong column.
Posted January 20, 2007 11:30 AM