New York, New York: Goodbye, Goodbye
by Bill Kurtis

Who wants a hot pastrami sandwich at three in the morning?

The Court Buffs
by Jack Star
Some people go to court for fun – and they root for their favorite lawyers.

Ken “Hawk” Harrelson
by Steve Fiffer
The man in charge of the White Sox talks about his love for baseball and zest for life.

Ring Around the Loop
by Patrick Barry
There’s a new downtown, where the middle class not only works but lives and plays as well. Sounds great, but what does this mean for the rest of the city?

Weekends Free
by Brenda Shapiro
Two actors, a dancer, and a soccer player – and clothes for letting go

Rip, Torn, Reborn
by Judith Neisser
Yes, those old shoes, ailing electric shavers, unstrung beads, yellowed napkins, moth-eaten suits can be saved!



by Henry Hanson
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine – the Mayor turns 64; chez Upfront, before a long-overdue spring cleaning; Linda Johnson Rice, uplifting people through Ebony

On the Aisle: April Showers of Theatre Promise
by Claudia Cassidy
Along with blossoms and mud puddles comes the Chicago International Theatre Festival.

Theatre: All the World’s a Studio
by Tom Valeo

Bringing stage plays to television audiences calls for a great deal of cleverness – and a great deal of compromise.

Movies: Inventively British
by Dave Kehr
Fractured fairy tales and restructured reality from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

M.W. Newman: Taking a Holiday
A glimpse of the way we were through the eyes of a long-lost magazine
Books: The Spirit of Sullivan

A new biography of architecture’s democratic idea-man
Audio/Video: Recording the Times of Your Life
by Rich Warren
When you see the videos from Sony’s new Handycam, you might just give up on your SLR.

Travel: Vienna – a City for All Seasons
by Gertrude Grisham
Any time is a good time to fly off to Vienna, especially when you have music on your mind.

City: An April Memory
by William Brashler
After 71 wonderful years, baseball faces an opening day without Bill Veeck.

The Goods
by Jamie Gilson
Ignore April’s babbling; buy a bunch of long-stemmed white tulips, a new mailbox; consider an eccentric chair, but definitely not for lounging.

Dining on a Budget: New and Noteworthy on Halsted
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Attention, all those with jaded palates: The cuisines of Spain and Afghanistan beckon.

Dining on the Town: Three-Star Odyssey
by Carla and Allen Kelson
Can Chicago compare to the best of what Paris has to offer?

The Best of Chicago: A Show of Hands
by Alan Gross
At Father Time, the array of vintage watches can keep you enthralled for hours.

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