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The Reader’s guide to the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival

The fest bolsters its usual smart bookings with a strengthened commitment to inclusiveness and community: this year’s lineup has more locals than ever, and more than half the acts include women.

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Cover Story: Lake surfers say polluted waves are making them sick—but they love it too much to stop. Now some local surfers are riding the wave of a lawsuit against polluters.

Politics: A Q&A with legendary reporter Seymour Hersh about his rough-and-tumble Chicago past

Food: Mike Sula's review of 3 Squares Diner. The ersatz Uptown diner in a restored art-deco hotel promises more than it delivers.

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