The Man Who Should Be Mayor
by David Jackson

There’s an obvious choice to fill Harold Washington’s shoes. The only problem is, Roland Burris doesn’t want the job.

World’s Fare
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
The city’s ethnic groceries serve up a globetrotter’s delight – at prices better than any gourmet store’s.

Lives of the Saints
by Joanne Trestrail
Artist Sue Millon applies mystery to memory in powerful portraits of childhood friends.

Chicago Story: Home on the Air
by Christopher Hill
The WLS National Barn Dance didn’t create country music; it just made it part of America’s mental landscape.

Dressed to Kill
by Brenda Shapiro
Store galore: Ultimo is a lightning rod for people’s strongest feelings about money, clothes, service – and, ultimately, their own psyches.

The Big Boys of Building
by Judith Neisser
Architecture after the Chicago Fire sizzles in a summer show at the Art Institute. And the designer is no paper Tigerman.



by Hillel Levin, editor
The city could hit the skids if the next mayoral campaign doesn’t hit the issues.

by David Jackson
Two million Polish bucks; city goes down the drain; farewell, Harry Golden, Jr.

by Henry Hanson
Lyric back in the black; MCA makes all the right moves; fiber artists unite.

by Penelope Mesic
In Stormy Monday the love scenes are in slo-mo, but the jazz riffs are manic.

by Anthony Adler
A hip, intellectual examination of sexuality – in Milwaukee, of all places

That’s incredible – ribald tales from a wry neurologist

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Doing time at a health spa: plenty of places to run, nowhere to hide

by Achy Obejas
Old Chinese remedies and new Vietnamese dreams: a new start on Argyle Street

by Carla and Allen Kelson
At Gordon Sinclair’s innovative restaurant, the meals are light, polite, and uncomplicated.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
Saul Bellow, George Dunne, Eddie Murphy, Madonna and Child

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