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How the Sweet Valley High Books Ruined Our Lives

Photo: Jessika Ross In their new podcast Wokefield, comedians (and Chicago contributors) Elizabeth Gomez and Adrienne Gunn investigate how the Sweet Valley High novels — about twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield — warped their preteen brains. Here, they pick the least woke books. Power Play, 1983 Plot:Jessica fat-shames a sorority pledge. The pledge eats lettuce, loses weight, and becomes … Read more

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  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.   The Tiege Hanley Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 9:01 a.m. CT on December 10, 2020, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on December 17, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”). This Sweepstakes will be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all entrants agree to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and the … Read more

Ask Chicago: Why Is Netflix So Obsessed With Chicago?

Four of the streaming service’s recent original movies (Holidate, Midnight at the Magnolia, and The Princess Switch and its sequel) and one series (Emily in Paris) have major Chicago plot points. Though there is a tax incentive to film in Illinois, that’s not the reason, since most of those works were filmed out of state. … Read more