A portrait of my hero

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This is a portrait of my hero, Roger Ebert. A tradesman journalist who banged out copy day after day, night after night in the great city of Chicago. He wrote his guts out and pounded booze with Mike Royko and Studs Terkel (and subsequently recovered from alcoholism in 1979). He elevated film criticism to an artform, and was extraordinarily prolific …