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Features

All Together
by Richard Babcock
On September 11th, terrorists tried to tear America apart. On the 14th, Americans – and Chicagoans – stood indivisible.

From Sea to Dining Sea
Our dining critics did the backstroke through more than 50 fish-friendly establishments to present this seafood extravaganza.

Full-Court Press
by Sean Duncan
Eddy Curry, the Bulls’ first-round draft pick, may be fresh out of Thornwood High School, but he’s wise to media ways.

A Pet’s Best Friend
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Whether your ailing pet is a dog or a cat, a parakeet or a pig, these veterinarians stand ready to help heal.

The Men of Playboy
by Robert Kurson
At Glamourcon, seemingly untouchable Playmates come out to meet their ardent fans, autograph souvenirs, and smile for the camera.

Fashion: A Deux
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
During those chilly scenes of winter, stay warm in luxe wool and ultrasoft cashmere.

Departments

Letters

Contributors

Frontlines
Six Feet Under star Freddy Rodriguez; French cuisine for less; Chicago’s striptease history; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Red hot colors and romantic lights set off the holiday season.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
In The Laramie Project, eight actors in 100 roles explore the aftermath of a brutal gay murder.

Deal Estate
by Dennis Rodkin
Two families – from Winnetka and Lincoln Park – regretfully sell their customized homes.

Reporter
by Jeffrey Zaslow
The former Sun-Times advice columnist reflects on his lost connections.

Media
by Steve Rhodes
After the attacks on New York and Washington, newspapers across the country rose to the occasion. In different ways, so did the Tribune and Sun-Times.

Current Events
by Geoffrey Johnson
The U. of C.’s Robert Pape, an expert on aerial bombing, lends a historical perspective to September’s tragedies.

First Person
by Lucinda Hahn
The events of September 11th touched tiny Yorkville, Illinois – and also the author, who grew up there – in ways both tragic and profound.

Our Town
by Robert Kurson
As the horrifying events unfolded on the East Coast, the world’s tallest office building got ominously quiet.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

In November
After Margaret Cho lost her sitcom, she bottomed out. Now she’s soaring with her new solo show, The Notorious C.H.O., at the Chicago Theatre.

Restaurants

Discovery
Pan-seared scallops with soba noodle salad is Bistro Nami’s delectable take on French fusion.

On Wine
Galician Albarino, an exceptional seafood wine

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