Through Thick and Thin
Our critics investigate a Chicago classic and choose the best deep-dish, thin-crust, gourmet, and unconventional pizzas. They also pile on toppings of additional best bets, history, reader poll results, and more.

Sex by the Numbers
by Jonathan Eig
University of Chicago researchers say that American sex lives are dull, limited, lacking – we’re prudes. Should we believe them?

Deep Hole
by Jonathan Eig
The expensive new super-maximum-security prison in Tamms, Illinois, was painstakingly designed to house the state’s most violent prisoners and help authorities regain control of gang-dominated prisons.

The Once and Future King
by Marc Spiegler
Michael Madigan wants to seize the party crown of his old foe, Richard M. Daley. So why isn’t the mayor fighting mad?

Sweat: The Details
by Dennis Rodkin
We asked top fitness experts, from trainers for Chicago’s pro sports teams to Oprah’s workout guru, for their conditioning secrets. They offer smart tips on running, lifting, and getting physical with an Ooof ball.




Figure-skating fashion; a cursed crown; Harbor Country cuisine; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Garden glories, fountain fantastic, cool clothes, lounge art

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Jazzing up Shakespeare with the timeless tunes of Duke Ellington.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
The lowdown on the upbeat Nick and Nora Charles of the art scene

by Michael Posner
For visitors from Chicago, a strong U.S. dollar enhances Toronto’s charm.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two high-stakes bastions of fine dining raise the ante on start-ups.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Skokie sculptor Walter Arnold can make the gargoyle of your dreams.