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December 1998 Table of Contents


Faces of the City
produced by Kerry Robertson

From among hundreds of photographs, we have selected portraits of the famous, the familiar, and the virtually unknown that say something special about Chicago. Think of it as a family album for the city.

The Perfect Moment
by Richard Cahan
Contact sheets speak volumes about great photos by revealing the sequence of shots that led to their creation. In his age of digital photo-journalism, we present indelible images from the era of 35-millimeter film, along with the contact sheets that tell their stories.




Virgin’s Megastore lands; Billie Jean King serves; great doughnuts; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Holiday gifts for girly-girls, guys, pets, and other significant others

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
A Glass act – Steppenwolf revives another Tennessee Williams classic.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Can a feng shui expert jump-start your universe by rearranging your furniture?

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
The French connection gains strength in a classic Lincoln Park building.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
This Rogers Hornsby doesn’t worship at the baseball altar – he makes real ones.

Absolutely Fabulous
by Cynthia Hanson
The Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s fashion show brings out Chicago’s A-list. Here’s a backstage look at model behavior.

The Big Hurt
by Craig Keller
Former TV reporter Mary Nissenson underwent a common face-lift procedure. Now she endures chronic, debilitating pain.


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