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Bird Lives!
An excerpt from the reissued and updated edition of Celebrating Bird
An Excerpt from The Distancers
An American Memoir
Frankie Knuckles
Frankie Knuckles: My Chicago
Victory Over Darkness
Re-examining the Life and Work of Henry Darger
Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka blows a bubble as he watches his team practice for the NFL playoffs on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1988 at the Atlanta Falcons training facility in Suwanee, Georgia. (AP Photo/Curtis Compton)
Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart
The Notorious Mary MacLane
NAM - Hero
New American Mysteries
The Art of Todd Baxter
Clowes Encounter
Chicago’s Mark on "Modern Cartoonist" Daniel Clowes
The Mystery of the Windsor Hum

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