Cultural Critic Andrew Patner Dies
By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 3, 2015 5:45PM
Andrew Patner (Photo credit: Israel Wright)
Mr. Patner's died from a bacterial infection, according to his longtime partner Tom Bachtell. Mr. Patner was a third-generation Chicagoan who was best known around town for his classical music reviews in the Sun-Times. A former staffer and editor at Chicago magazine, Mr. Patner worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal during his career and his writing appeared in The New Yorker and Christian Science Monitor. He was a producer and host at WBEZ for eight years and, aside from his Sun-Times work, was a critic at large for classical music station WFMT, where his commentaries aired three times a week.
We've been admirers of Patner's at Chicagoist from afar for years and he will be missed.