Mary Schmich

Columnist

Mary Schmich is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Her column, which she has written since 1992, appears Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A Georgia native, she was previously a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta. She also teaches yoga, plays mandolin and piano, and with fellow columnist Eric Zorn hosts an annual holiday singalong at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Recent Articles

  • Are you a proclipstinator — a total eclipse procrastinator — in regret?

    Are you a proclipstinator — a total eclipse procrastinator — in regret?

    Call us the proclipstinators, the eclipse procrastinators. We're the dawdlers who only now are thinking we should have made plans to go see that total eclipse, the one that on Monday, Aug. 21, will cause gridlock from Oregon to South Carolina along a transcontinental trail called "the path of totality."...

  • The peril of supporting the soda tax: Unpopularity

    The peril of supporting the soda tax: Unpopularity

    One of the most dangerous things you can say in Chicago these days is, "I think the sweetened beverage tax is OK." It's the kind of risky statement that can turn friend against friend and spoil a social evening. You'd be safer dissing someone's favorite team or beloved taco joint or preferred candidate...

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