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April 1996 Table of Contents

Features

At Home: Opening Up
by Christine Newman

Seeing the future in designs that look back to the city’s architectural past – five standout interiors that embrace wide-open space, individual taste, and states of grace

The Goods: Going with the Grain
by Christine Newman
Wood you care to sit? Chairs that play it straight or throw a curve

The Case of the $30,000 Bonus in the Fendi Bag
by Jonathan Eig
After fighting each other in a long and bitter divorce, Jeanne Malkin and her ex-husband Judd, the real-estate magnate, are challenging Jeanne’s former lawyer over a $3-million fee.

The 87-Year Itch
by Richard Babcock
The Cubs haven’t won a world championship since 1908 – a record of failure unmatched by any team in pro sports. Is there a rational explanation for such ineptitude? A tortured fan makes it his mission to find out.

Surreality Bites
by Ted Allen
It’s never a bad thing to be the country’s best art school, but at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s never easy, either.

Departments

Contributors

Letters

Frontlines

City Desk
by Greg Hinz

Reporter
by Greg Hinz

Two big-city mayors talk money, sports, and Bill Clinton.

The Off Beat
by Roger Flaherty
Carting around thrones for the Catholic church kept one man’s family in beans.
Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Donna Blue Lachman hits home with a new one-woman show about family.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
As the Walgreen custody case goes back to court, it’s mother versus in-laws.
Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Yoshi’s Café gets a face-lift, a new menu, lower prices, and cable TV.
Sullivan’s Travels

by Terry Sullivan

Chicago Guides
Prime Time
Dining

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