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American Football: accidental rock stars

This downstate band became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.

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Cover Story: A peek into the Area 51 of pot A rare glimpse at the inner workings of the highly secretive medical marijuana cultivation center in remote Delavan, Illinois.

Literature: A guide to fact-checking arrives at the perfect time. Brooke Borel and the University of Chicago Press release a fitting book for a presidential election full of falsehoods.

Identity & Culture: What Trump’s boasts of assault and Julia Martin’s murder have in common. Both stem from male entitlement and toxic masculinity.

The Reader's Bar Guide: Hundreds of bars searchable by neighborhood and our top recommended watering holes in Chicago

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