The New Singles
by Gretchen Reynolds

They’re richer and older, and in their search for a mate they’ve got great expectations. With a guide to groups where the single mingle

Love Brokers
by Mark Jannot
Matchmaking services are one way to play the dating game, and once you know what to look for, you can play to win.

Tales From the East Bank Club
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
At the status sweatshop for Chicago’s professionals, some members have the inside track on love and marriage.

The Pleasure Principle
by Penelope Mesic
In his new book, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – known as Mike – studies why some talented teenagers succeed and others fail.

What Ever Happened to the Class of ’83?
by Joel Kaplan
Ten years after Harold Washington won his first mayoral primary, those who worked with him reflect on his legacy.



A chic cake, a tough cookie, a big hunk, and a soap star

by Greg Hinz
Casinos bring big players in Illinois politics out of the woodwork; the Trib spells out new rules; Simon and Braun name names.

Prime Time

Hot dates around town this month

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Short stories go live – at the Organic Theatre people are reading aloud.

by Robert Heuer
Can Schwinn’s famed bike collection survive the company’s bankruptcy?

by Penelope Mesic
Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull: six translations in search of an audience

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Scaling back dream houses; plus, recent sales

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Tripping through the tapas

Budget Beat
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Using their noodles: savvy solutions to tough times

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Dirk Lohan, Scott Hodes, Christo, Cole Porter, Marilynn Alsdorf, and Cheryl West