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June 1996 Table of Contents

Features

Strong Suits
by Marcia Froelke Coburn

With their Bigsby & Kruthers stores bucking the slide in men’s suits, the Silverberg brothers are leading the war on casual days.

Requiem for a Heavyweight
by Richard E. Cohen
Even after his mighty fall, Dan Rostenkowski remained unrepentant. A Washington writer examines how history should view this complex man.

Bill Zehme Feels Your Pain
by Ted Allen
He has teased life’s secrets out of Letterman, Leno, and even Sinatra. Now this Chicago writer learns what it’s like to expose himself in print.

The Shades of Summer
photography by Oman
We found 25 eye-catching treats to help you chill during the hot months – an icy highball, luscious lemon strappies, a bag full of sky, and more.

Secret Wisconsin
Nine off-the-beaten-track getaways – from a serene fishing hideaway to a breathtaking biking spot – that offer easy escapes north of the border

Polar Opposities
photography by Tom Maday
Black is back – in the coolest summer swimsuits south of the North Pole.

At Home: Tales of Toad Hall
by Christine Newman
When a couple decided to turn an old hunting and fishing club into a weekend house, they bought into a lot of rumors and an extensive renovation project.

Departments

Contributors

Letters

Frontlines

City Desk
by Greg Hinz

Reporter
by Marc Spiegler

The man who made the Merc wants to make history with his new memoir.

Tour De Trump
by Shane Tritsch
Buzzing the Midwest with The Donald, Gary’s new casino mogul
Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
The risks that theatre director Robert Falls takes are never his alone.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Makeup artist Rosemary Tackbary is a spin doctor with discretion.

Summer Calendar
compiled by Gale Kappe
A guide to warm-weather fun
Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Sleek Montparnasse and its new casual bistro offer the best of two worlds.

Going Places
by Jill and Ron Rohde
Experience life in the slow lane on the country roads of Michigan and Indiana.
Sullivan’s Travels

by Terry Sullivan

Chicago Guides
Prime Time
Dining

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