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Never Fear, B-Fest Is Here

If you dare to partake in B-Fest, the annual 24-hour festival of bad movies (January 23-24 in Evanston), here are some titles to give you a taste of what you're in for. In Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, the people of Mars decide to bring joy to their planet by kidnapping Kris Kringle. Complete with an undeniably…
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Celebrating LGBT Pride: Great Reads for Teens

Every year since 1971, the American Library Association has awarded the Stonewall Book Award to titles in adult literature, nonfiction and children's and young adult literature that contain exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. This year the Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award went to Beautiful Music for Ugly Children and Fat Angie. To…
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