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Fast times at North Shore Magnet High

Journalist, playwright, screenwriter, theater critic, arts editor, and novelist Adam Langer was born in Chicago, grew up in West Rogers Park, went to school in Evanston, and spent the early part of his career here writing and editing for various Chicago publications, including the Reader, Inside Chicago, Book Magazine, and the alternative music magazine Subnation. […]

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Some Kind of Wonderful Wardrobe Department

John Hughes’s movies helped define the 80s for a lot of people, and one underappreciated way they did that was through the characters’ clothes. Wardrobe was rarely front-and-center in his flicks, but many a teenage girl yearned to look as adorable as Molly Ringwald in her vintagey, off-kilter ensembles. Here’s a short appreciation of the […]