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June 1986 Table of Contents

Features

Major Water
by Reg Potterton

Sailing on Lake Michigan is serious and sometimes treacherous business.

Milwaukee Avenue: A 50-Mile Journey
by Alan Gross
From the backside of the city to the prairies of northern Illinois is a road filled with dreams – some fulfilled, and many broken.

Mircea Eliade
by Delia O’Hara
The great historian of religions, who died in April at the age of 79, recently discussed his calling – studying expressions of man’s desire to transcend his mortal life.

A Day at the Races
by Roger Simon
Life at the track is a two-act play with a dozen characters.

Summer: A True Confession
by Stanley Elkin
What you stand to win is the action. What you stand to lose is face.

Departments

Letters

Upfront
by Henry Hanson
Iacocca, the man who would be President – by appointment; Vancouver’s big hit, Expo 86; pets without Up’s vote in the Most Wonderful Pet Contest

On the Aisle: The Duchess of Malfi, Lydie Breeze
by Claudia Cassidy
An honest-to-goodness festival, and other pleasures of the stage

Theatre: Bleach Job
by Tom Valeo

White playwrights have a hard time capturing the essential blackness of the black experience.

M.W. Newman: On Matters Black and White
How long must we be a city divided by race?
Audio/Video: What’s New in CD Players?
by Rich Warren
Compact disc players sound remarkably alike, but three are decidedly different.

Books: Cultured Comedy
James Atlas’s life of a literary outlaw
Movies: Brand-New Bugaboos
by Dave Kehr
American culture has more than foreign-made cars to fear.

Travel: Sports, Spas, Sea, and Snow
by Rhonda Holman
Seeing it all in southern Cal – no time to be laid back

City: Socrates Comes to Austin
by Ronni Scheier
An experiment in the public schools has students “shouting to be heard.”

The Goods
by Jamie Gilson
As rare as a day in June: clothes you have to hang up only once; New Orleans beignets on Halsted Street; thirties button bags and couture pliers; and the best-looking little microwaves that ever zapped bacon

Art: Farm Faces
by Henry Hanson
The unsimple life, lovingly shown, in photographic exhibit

Dining on a Budget: To Your Health
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Two spots where brown rice isn’t just food but a way of life

Dining on the Town: Up and Down the Avenue
by Carla and Allen Kelson
The Cape Cod Room is less than shipshape, but a newcomer named Buckingham’s is gushing with promise.

The Best of Chicago: Ballads, Blues, and More
by Lawrence Rand
Singer Jim Craig offers his listeners a stylistic smorgasbord.

Chicago Guides
Chicago Guide/Dining

Chicago Guide/Involvement

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