It’s Your Deal
by Jan Parr and Joanne Trestrail with Libby Morse

We’ve scoured the off-price stores, scoped the outlet malls, and tracked down discounts all over town. The result: bargains galore on everything from designer clothes to decadent chocolates to kitchen sinks.

Between Black and White
by Jonathan Eig
A look at the principals in the Bridgeport beating – including the brain-damaged black victim and the three white teenagers charged with the crime – reveals how fear and isolation breed racial violence.

City of Angels
by Dennis Rodkin
Naming names: the honor roll of Chicago’s top 20 philanthropists, their convictions, their causes, the sources of their fortunes

To All the Bars I’ve Loved Before
by Terry Sullivan
In which our intrepid reporter discovers that the squeaky-clean fern bars creeping across the landscape have yet to conquer Chicago – and raises a pint to our authentic neighborhood taverns…before it’s too late

Raise High the Roof Beam
by Christine Newman
A young family live it up on top of the world in Wisconsin – once they find some talented Amish craftsmen to build their place in the sun.



Lusting for Samba, dreaming of Broadway, chatting with Studs, and more

Power Lines
by Marc Spiegler
The Trib‘s crowded ad beat: plus, handicapping the race for governor

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Talk about attitude: Gary Sinise goes from Streetcar to George Wallace.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
In the workplace war between the sexes, this lawyer knows all the ins and outs.

by Scott McMurray
A respected Chicago printer is the target of a race discrimination suit.

Dining Out

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Sharpen your steak knives: There’s a new wave in beef and spuds.

Adult Education

by Libby Morse
Eight courses to help you think globally and learn locally after work this fall

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Recipe for whiplash: Mix one 17-year-old kid with one Aston Martin, and bang on.