by Robert Kurson
Sooner or later, we all have to face it – the sorrow that grips us when we lose people we love. But everyone must find his own way through the sadness. Here, several Chicagoans who have faced profound loss share their experiences.

Net Prophet
by Steve Rhodes
Northwestern University marketing professor Mohanbir Sawhney has become a guru of the moment in the world of e-commerce – a visionary consultant and teacher. Is he also a symbol of Internet mania gone mad?

Looking for Love
We picked 25 of the city’s hottest men and women – and yes, they’re available.

20 Ways to Meet Your Lover
by Steve Knopper
The Diversey driving range and other offbeat, sure-fire mating markets.

Confessions of a Single Girl
by Ms. X
New in town, a young professional dives into the dating scene – and lives to tell the tale.

How to Date a Model
by Ted Allen
Why romance a regular gal if you can get a perfectly gorgeous one half your age?




Tribune president Jack Fuller’s lyrical new novel; James Finn Garner’s picnic utility vehicle (PUV), for outings at Ravinia; designer Tony Chi’s new Michigan Avenue eatery, NoMl; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
A disco beach blanket, paper purse pizzazz, a graphic apothecary shop

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Can a former Iowa farm girl and investment analyst bring the high-fashion ultimate back to Ultimo?

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Actor Lance Baker stars again as a brilliant loser, a top underdog in desperate straits.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Out in Skokie, rowing on the sanitary canal is good, clean fun.

Deal Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Our new monthly look at the local housing market includes a Hinsdale rehab and an urban gem.

by Joy Bergmann
In the fifties, two tabloid reporters shocked the city with a guide to Chicago’s seedy underside.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two new women-owned, women-run restaurants are helping turn Chicago’s dining world into suffragette city.

by Mike Clark
Though the British captured Quebec City in 1759, Canada’s oldest metropolis remains indelibly – and delightfully – French.

Expert Witness
by Wendy Tweedale
Tony Valukas, former U.S. attorney, tells the whole truth – and nothing but.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

In July
Yoda welcomes you as Star Wars: The Magic of Myth opens at the Field Museum; Chicago Opera Theatre pays homage to Egypt with Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten.


Bring along the family for breakfast in the kitchen at Cucina Bella’s new outpost. Opening: Saussy in River West boasts the best prix fixe deal in town.