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Trick-or-treating hours set in area towns
Movies: ‘Horns’ reviewed along with new, recent films
Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal drives crazily cutthroat ‘Nightcrawler’
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Fenwick grad Jack Alberts makes quick impact on Marquette soccer team
No treat: Halloween expected to be frigid, blustery and wet
Memorial overpass on I-55 honors state trooper
Michael Beaudin makes big difference on Fenwick’s defense
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Michael Beaudin makes big difference on Fenwick’s defense
Letter: Vote no on continued pension spiking in District 86
Love Essentially: The lipstick experiment boosts self-confidence
Pair of seconds produces another first for Hinsdale Central at state tennis
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Family Friendly: All Hallows Eve brings non-spooky fun to Burr Ridge
Darien church offers early Halloween
Class 8A playoff preview: Benet at Hinsdale Central
St. Joseph remains unbeaten, knocks off Little Village
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Former Oswald lover talks locally about Kennedy assassination
Central sophomore organizes charity concert for UNICEF
Some Catholic schools in Chicago Archdiocese will close
Two firefighters injured in Hinsdale house fire
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Burr Ridge couple unveils Indian inspired liqueur after long wait
Hinsdale Central’s Bryan Loebig ends Lyons’ soccer season
Fullers’ restaurant will have new owners
Fenwick, Nazareth will meet for 4th time in volleyball regional final
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2014 IHSA state football brackets
District 181 adds system to help with substitute teacher shortage
The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex Arts & Entertainment
The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart. In recent years, Lancaster has also reinvented herself as a novelist, most recently with the sibling rivalry of “Twisted Sisters” and time-traveling delirium of “Here I Go Again.” Below is an excerpt of our wide-ranging conversation, which included musings on regret, “Twilight,” her bucket list and why she’ll never write a sex scene. You can listen to the entire interview on our podcast “The Big Questions,” available on iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Oct. 23 10:07 a.m. |


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