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Background: It seems only right that Chicago became the second American city to launch a weekly Time Out publication. Beating out Los Angeles, Seattle and a handful of Canadian hotspots to snag its own edition of the popular arts magazine, Chi-town's rich cultural backdrop won chairman Tony Elliott over as the ideal place to expand the brand at the time. Time Out Chicago's format, flavor and editorial direction don't stray far from the standards established by its big sister publications, Time Out London, which debuted in 1968, and Time Out New York, which has been serving the Big Apple for over a decade. But their tutelage aside, its style is very much indicative of the Second City's indigenous tastes.