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Thank You, Sir, May I Please Ask Another Question?

By Matt Wood in Miscellaneous on Mar 28, 2007 1:00PM

chicagoist_20070327_paddle.jpgOur spring rush has netted a fresh new class of pledges for our interview beat:

Keidra Chaney, a self-described pop-culture nut, joins us from Lincoln Square, by way of Englewood, West Pullman, and Wisconsin. When she's not interviewing people like the folks at the A+D Gallery for Chicagoist, she works at DePaul, and she freelances for magazines like Venus Zine, Bitch, Friction, and Colorlines.

Karl Klockars is also a Chicagoland native, growing up in the 'burbs and hopping around the city before landing in Albany Park. Karl joins us from a career in radio, where he has worked as a newscaster, talk show host, writer, and technical producer, interviewing everybody from Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn to Max Baer, a.k.a. Jethro from "The Beverly Hillbillies." He currently works for WLS Radio and writes for Centerstage Chicago. Karl's first interview for Chicagoist was with Tony Duggins of the Tossers, and he just posted a new interview with Neil Steinberg.

Peter Mavrik is a computer geek by day, podcaster and DJ by night. Born and raised in Chicago, he has also worked for WCKG, where he interviewed a number of local and national personalities. Peter's first interview for Chicagoist was with Tom Kowalczyk, Director of the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band, which you can also find online at his regular podcasting gig, The Windy City Queercast.

Finally, Kristen Romanowski helped us answer the yearly question, "Who in the hell is Casimir Pulaski?" with her interview of Jan Lorys from the Polish Museum of America. She's an Illinois native, making her way north from Champaign-Urbana to the Ukrainian Village. Lately she's been working as a copy editor for a genetics research journal at the University of Chicago Press, which probably explains her skill in drinking-and-spelling bees. Kristen has a cat named Marykateandashleyolsen, likes to read sci-fi in the bathroom, and has a knack for writing third-person interviews of herself.

Please join Chicagoist in hazing our new interviewers. Let the paddling begin!