“In that first early stage, I didn’t know what I was looking for,” he said. I was hoping to find the answer among the essays.” After about a week he narrowed the pool down to about 170, and then asked an informal committee for advice.
“I looked at their feedback and from there narrowed it down to 50.
I’m going to leave it up to them.” Chimera’s Comics opened its first branch in 2011 while Chimera was a first-year student at the Law School.
A friend had suggested the idea to him while they were collaborating on an early draft of Chimera’s graphic novel Magnificent.
Shteir argues that the piece is being misinterpreted.
The fierce response—including one by Rahm Emanuel in which he managed to sound like a less articulate Rich Daley: “Meet the people. We have a lot to offer, which is why we’re a world-class city”—Shteir told me, proves her point about the unseemly boosterism that characterizes Chicagoans. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and lived in New York for 10 years while teaching at Columbia and NYU.
“When I had the idea to give it away, it just kind of came to me.
It was a Friday, and the next Tuesday I made the public announcement.” The application closed on February 5, with 720 submissions.
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