Ballads of Suburbia
A Conversation with Stephanie Kuehnert
Q: The opening lines from the Smashing Pumpkins are really powerful. Why did you start there?
A: Simply because I think it’s a beautiful song about Chicago. When I moved away from Chicago and would go back home to visit, that song would always pop into my head—even though I wasn’t born in Chicago, it’s my home. Some of my memories of growing up in the Chicago area...