You are the best of real journalism, Ezinne. I keep thinking of Chicago as the hub of the country, first in railroads, then highways, and in the sense of Midwestern American values. In other words, when you let the real mores of America confront each other, those mores are rooted in competitive exploitation to the death, and the news is always selling the Spectacle. You can only make the Badass news by being a badder ass. The Asstacle.