Zay N. Smith
Who is Zay N. Smith?
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Smith's column also features a running gag in which readers report how many search engine hits they can find for the phrase "tap-dancing militant Islamic fundamentalists". The Los Angeles Times has referred to Smith as "our favorite Chicago columnist since Mike Royko."
Reader contributions play a significant role in QT's content. One frequent contributor topic is punned variations on current headlines or movie titles; the best are rewarded with the admonition "Stop it. Stop it now".