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Pete Holmes on navigating pop culture post-Weinstein

“I’m interested in the conversation about if we’re allowed to laugh at people who’ve made mistakes,” the creator and star of HBO’s Crashing says.

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  • From a troubled corner on the west side, Chicago police captain Roger Bay sees the promise of preventing violence one storefront and milk crate at a time.
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