Dmitry Samarov on the gregarious artist he picked up in his cab four years ago: "Life around Tony was rarely dull.... I've never known anyone better suited to being the center of attention." Read more
Dmitry Samarov met his future editor when the Northwestern prof bought one of the artist's paintings in 2001. Here, more on Savage, an avid cyclist and scholar of Chicago history Read more
Dmitry Samarov introduces us to photographer Noah Vaughn, whom the writer met 20 years ago at the School of the Art Institute. Vaughn, writes Samarov, "documents the crumbling, abandoned parts of the city without making a fetish of them. And that is no small feat." Read more