class=img_thumbleft> Today is the last day on the job for my friend and City Pages
arts editor Dylan Hicks
, who is moving on to pursue other endeavors. Dylan hasn't asked much of me, other than about a thousand words of clean copy every Monday morning. Oh, scratch that: once, when he occupied the lofty post I now inhabit, he asked me to look after his son while he attended a show. I agreed, then promptly forgot, leaving daddy Dylan scrambling to find a more responsible party. Despite my having left him on the lurch, Dylan never voiced a word of recrimination. He's that kind of guy: generous and ethical (and as funny as anyone you'll have the pleasure to meet). Finally, he's a great editor, and I've worked with plenty. He never touched my stuff except to make it better. That's basically what he does: he makes stuff better. Here's to infinite good vibrations for what comes next.