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A Tale of Two Beantowns

Houston is creeping on Chicago's population, pennants, and now, public art. But Chicago has at least one thing Houston still lacks.
This one's in Chicago.
This one's in Chicago.Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

In the battle between Houston and Chicago over which is better, Dallas lost. Dallas lost by a lot.

“Dallas is a Cheesecake Factory with a sidearm,” tweeted Charlie J. Johnson, the homepage editor for the Chicago Tribune, casually ethering a city of 1.3 million. While a story in The Dallas Morning News was the proximate cause for the city’s unfortunate destruction, Dallas was merely collateral damage in a broader conflict with Houston. A fight over art.