I wrote about John Hughes for my Sunday "Undercurrents" column. You can read it here.
But far more moving is this blog about Hughes and the pen-pal relationship he had with a girl throughout her teen years. Read it.
EDIT: Also, you should check out this remarkable piece of artwork by one of my favorite comic artists. It's the Teen Titans in the iconic pose from the "Breakfast Club" soundtrack album cover, complete with a "final essay" addressed to Batman that echoes the voice over at the end of the film. Check it out.