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March 1997 Table of Contents

Features

Good Housekeeping
by Ilyce R. Glink

Americans spend billions of dollars annually on home renovation. To make sure your rehab money is well spent, here’s how to plan that next makeover, hire the right professional, and build in both value and quality.

Her So-Called Life
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
The good times are still killing cartoonist Lynda Barry – she’s got a boyfriend, a dog, and, after ten years, a second novel due out this spring. And, yes, she has finally learned to say no.

Falling to Earth
by Rick Telander
Former high-school basketball phenom Ronnie Fields could soar so high it seemed nothing would keep him from the NBA. But when his life unraveled, he joined a sad fraternity of self-destructive former hoops stars.

The Art of the Deal
by Penelope Mesic
What drives this cultural prince of the city? Whether he’s building a new museum or pursuing a life in the theatre, businessman Allen Turner puts his energy and his money where his mouth is.

Transparent Reality
photography by Oman
This spring’s revealing fashion trend: clothes so gauzy you can see right through them. But relax – by layering and accessorizing, you can show as little or as much as you want.

Departments

Letters

Contributors

Frontlines
Power Lines
by Marc Spiegler
A son rises at Crain; power schmoozing at House of Blues; and much more

The Goods
by Jennifer Epstein
In his dreams, a gentleman finds something to write home about.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Director Stuart Gordon gets spaced out on the comedy and terror of sci-fi.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Radio chicks batch rapid-fire lessons on love and life.

The Unbelievable Truth
by Annie Gowen
Two families faced grim evidence after a local couple were killed in Acapulco.

Business

by Scott McMurray
David Vitale’s mission: to revive First Chicago NBD’s plodding commercial bank

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two restaurants sibs are as different as fine wine and Champagne gone flat.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Where’s the best cache of used books? The Milwaukee airport – where else?

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