I’ve known Choire since, well, a while ago. Like maybe 2004 or something? I had recently launched Unbeige for Mediabistro and Choire was the only other art dealer I knew who was similarly immersed in this whole wacky blogging thing, which was still pretty new. Having someone to commiserate with over IM about the art world and the internet was awesome—back then, sitting by myself in the gallery, I often felt like little more than a glorified shopgirl. Plus, Choire’s got great taste (obvi!) and is sharp of tongue and wildly intelligent. Today, he’s forsaken the chilly frontiers of Chelsea and is the proprietor of The Awl, where his good taste and wit are amply evident. Also evident: Ms. Amy Jean Porter, whose work he used to show at Debs & Co, the gallery he used to own.