Lake Shore Drive Confidential
by Robert Sharoff
Some Gold Coast addresses are hot; some are just so-so. A guide to what’s prime and pricey and who’s sitting on top of the world
Go Straight to Jail
by Laurence Gonzales
Cook County Jail is a city-within-a-city, occupied by nearly 6,000 inmates. About 80 percent are connected with street gangs. Two-thirds will die young.
Artists in Residence
by Jan Parr
When it comes to shooting local artists, photographer Bill Emrich knows what he likes – talented types. For us he took aim at seven with great expectations.
Chicago Story: House of the Rising Sun
by Dan Kening
Forty years ago, the Nisei Lounge was one of the few bars in town where Japanese Americans could walk in and feel welcome. Now it’s more like the UN with beer – but without all the arguments.
No Bed of Roses
by Grant Pick
Chapman Kelley chose to say it with flowers, and he charmed the city’s social elite to make his garden grow. But first he did Dallas.
Hoop and Glory
by Jack Hayes
Isiah Thomas got his start there. So did Mark Aguirre. And in the gym of the Martin Luther King, Jr., boys’ club, would-be basketball stars still wrestle with dreams and learn about life.
by Hillel Levin, editor
When prisons become schools for gangs
by David Jackson
Bernie Neistein remembers; CHA sweeps
by Henry Hanson
Les Miz lands in Chicago; the Westons return; birds fly at the Field
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
You do, they do – wedding bliss for sophisticated ladies
by Lynda Gorov
Fidalleh: the story behind those scarves
More amazing answers from a revolutionary know-it-all
by Anthony Adler
Oozy and subversive: Theatre Oobleck
by Penelope Mesic
The full-dress seductions of Dangerous Liaisons
The Late Show
by Dan Santow
New this month! In DJ land; model behavior; clubs to watch (and watch out) for
by Carla and Allen Kelson
China rediscovered, with style
by Henry Hanson
David Mamet, Ten Tall Dollars, Jane and Bernie Sahlins, Tallulah Bankhead