As I learned when I moved here, though, Ebert writes about a lot more than just movies. He periodically writes essays and commentaries that appear on the editorial pages of the Sun-Times, ranging from current politics to sociology to philosophy, and he does it all with an air of intellectual integrity and honesty. I am moved to write these words because of an essay that appeared in today’s Sun-Times. Ebert wrote a piece titled “How Studs inspires me to carry on.” The reference is to another great Chicago writer, Studs Terkel, who turned 96 a few weeks ago and is still going strong. I have been unable to find the text of the article online, but I have found it in a somewhat longer form right here. I heartily commend it to your attention!
FYI – In case you didn’t know, Ebert has had a succession of health problems over the last several years, which have kept him off TV and have forced him to spend a lot of time in hospitals and rehab centers.