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A still image from the documentary “Art Paul of Playboy” (American Dream Pictures / MoraQuest Productions)

He was the legendary founding art director of Playboy magazine. A new documentary celebrates the life and work of the lifelong Chicagoan.

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Hugh Hefner (Elayne Lodge / Playboy)

Some call him a progressive publisher. Others, lewd. But late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was undeniably successful at building his brand. We take a look at his legacy.

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New York-based Condé Nast purchases Chicago’s Pitchfork Media, while Playboy magazine announces it will no longer publish nude photographs starting next year. Crain’s Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer talks about these and other top business headlines of the week. 

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The 90 year-old-artist is perhaps best known as the original art director at Playboy and a champion of young artists. Now his own work is in the spotlight for a new show at a Ukrainian Village gallery.

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Kris Kridel

Can Sears survive? Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss that, and more top business headlines.

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