In this edition of The Monthly: The arts and entertainment editor previews Dillo Day 2018 and the year-long process it took to bring the spectacle on stage in this issue’s cover story.

Further reads: After transferring to Northwestern, a Bienen student narrates the twists and turns of finding a new identity through drag. The opinion editor discusses the issue of queer environmentalism in “Call Me by Your Name.” One of our staffers interviews “Dear Evan Hansen” director Michael Greif, while our resident food critic reviews the Lucky Platter diner for the “Open Tab” section.

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