The 25 Greatest Chicago Movies of All Time
by Penelope Mesic

From hootchy-kootchy dancers, gangsters, cops, and newshounds to bringing up baby – even before the current boom caught on, Hollywood was hip to the fact that the real America was right here.

Motorola’s Long-Distance Call
by Michael Abramowitz
Having taken on the Japanese and thrived, the Schaumburg-based electronics giant is embarking on its most audacious plan yet – to put everybody everywhere in touch by phone by the year 2000.

The Stalker
by Bruce Rubenstein
Ralph Nau writes terrifying letters to movie stars, and, until he was accused of a grisly murder, he was free to shadow them. Now, as the courts struggle with this case of erotomania, he may soon be free again.

Gym Dandy
by Jeanne Rattenbury
Whether you’re after a bargain or a scene, health-club choices are booming, and competition for members is fierce. Here’s how top local facilities shape up.

At Home
by Judith Neisser and Dan Santow
Reinventing family life in a room with many views; architects tell all about what’s new in kitchens.



Funny ads, theatre lads, dancing fads; plus Scoops du Jour, by Carla Kelson

Art Works
by Henry Hanson
Jumping for Michael Jordan; painting political

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

by LeRoy Whitfield
Its last big boycott failed. Its funds are low. Has Operation PUSH outlived its need?

by Mark Vancil
Burns Sports Celebrity Service has cornered the market in athlete endorsements.

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
News for the nineties: Dating coach Gail Prince says that in this city the heart is not a lonely hunter.

by Penelope Mesic
Orson Welles’s Othello – the story of a masterwork lost and regained

by John Seelye
Assaying essayists – two new collections from Stanley Elkin and Michael Anania

by Anthony Adler
The charm of The Cookie Crumb Club is its homespun warmth – a contrast to the slick, glib, adult-oriented Funstuff.

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Keeping success in Chatham. Plus, eye-popping recent residential sales

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
New wave makes a joyful splash; Budget Beat, by David Novick

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
Amy Morton, Jan Bach, Ray Nordstrand, Rita Simo