Andrew Patner is a third-generation Chicagoan and a Hyde Park native and alumnus of the neighborhood's schools from alternative primary schools to William H. Ray Elementary and Kenwood High School to The College and also did time at The Law School. Critic-At-Large and host of the weekly Critical Thinking for WFMT Fine Arts Radio Chicago and wfmt.com since 1998 and an arts and music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1991, he is the author of I.F. Stone: A Portrait (Pantheon, 1988; Anchor paperback, 1990). He has also been a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, a staff writer and editor for the old WFMT, Inc.-owned Chicago magazine, and was critic, program host, and producer at WBEZ, Chicago's public radio outlet, for eight years. His work has also appeared in a wide range of publications including The New Yorker, The Nation, The Progressive, the Financial Times, Art & Antiques, German GEO, The Art Newspaper (London), Gramophone, and Opernwelt and on the national broadcasting services of Britain, Norway, Poland, Japan, and Israel. He has taught and lectured around the world and is a member of the Visiting Committee to The Division of the Humanities of The University and of its Arts Task Force. He is forever grateful to have known and learned from Studs Terkel for almost 50 years.