Design Disasters
by Joseph Crump

In a city full of architectural treasures, the clinkers really stand out. Here are one observer’s picks of Chicago’s ten worst planning mistakes.

A Moveable Feast
by Henry Hanson
For 75 years, the Arts Club of Chicago has been the place where the elite meet to greet the avant-garde. Now, with a search for young members and a move in the making, it’s in for more shocks of the new.

Enraging Bull
by Mark Vancil
Jerry Krause, embattled and oft-maligned general manager of the Bulls, is getting the last laugh. With an NBA championship to his credit and high hopes for another one, he’s indisputably a man at the top of his game.

Acid Tests
by Maggie Garb
When a grade-school principal was accused last year of urging her teachers to cheat, all hell broke loose in Lake Forest. Now parents and educators everywhere are wondering about the price of excellence.

Tastes Great, Less Billing
by Dennis Ray Wheaton, Anne Spiselman, and David Novick
It’s a buyer’s market at the dinner table, as restaurants all over town scramble to show us that they deliver more and charge less than their competitors do.

At Home
by Penelope Mesic and Dan Santow
Living on top of the world in a penthouse filled with design pluses; playing by the rules of remodeling



The Sox’ right-hand man, a saint among animals, and a two-steppin’ couple; plus, Scoops du Jour, by Carla Kelson

Art Works
by Henry Hanson
Cartoon capers, kid stuff, Documenta designees, Hubbard Street and highbrow rockers

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

by Geoffrey Johnson
Mayor Daley’s tree-planting program has been a rousing success. So why are some environmentalists so worried about it?

by Mark Jannot
Real-estate mogul Tom Rosenberg scores in Hollywood.

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
The new performance anxiety for men hits them hard in the checkbook.

by Penelope Mesic
Depression-era films – welcome back to hard times.

The fabulous Cushing sisters marry their way to fortune and fame.

by Anthony Adler
The sound of musicals: rating Just One World and Annie Warbucks

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
A new el line means rising values on the Southwest Side. Plus, recent residential sales

by Allen H. Kelson
Tiptoe through the tapas: Local restaurants reveal a taste for things Spanish.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
Tommy Tune, Jackie Mason, Mario Cuomo, Jane Byrne, Elvis, Zubin Mehta, and Marilyn Horne