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Gentrification Watch

What happened when Chicago stopped being polite, and started getting real about how a certain reality show was a real showcase for gentrification? As a new Chicago-based season of bloviating twentysomethings airs on MTV, it's quaint to look back at the protests that greeted the Wicker Park season in 2001; Curbed also breaks down how the show excelled at making gentrification look good. [Chicago Reader, previously]