Wet Summer

See that lake over there? This summer, take the plunge – swim in it, surf in it, scoot across it in a sailboat, plow through it in a ferry, or maybe just bike alongside it. What’s a great lake for, anyway, if not to refresh on a sultry day?

Beauty and the Beach
by Chris Vartanian
And now, the swimsuit competition: Dressing up in this season’s brightest floral fantasies and Carmen Miranda prints will make you fell like an island princess. Sunscreen, anyone?

Chasing Shadows
by Hank De Zutter and Thom Clark
Approximately 100,000 burglaries were committed in Chicago last year. Here’s how police solved more than 100 of them – by catching the Grace Street burglars.

Chicago Story: Mr. Field Rehabs his Dream House
by Geoffrey Johnson
Eugene Field’s rural retreat in Buena Park was everything the poet wanted in a house, but some would say it was the death of him.

by Lynda Gorov
There’s a class struggle going on in the 46th Ward, as poor residents and real-estate developers struggle over the future of Uptown. In the middle of it all is the ward’s embattled alderman, Helen Shiller.

Burger Madness
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
When it comes to cholesterol, our critics know what they like – really, really special hamburgers.

Warhol: A Retrospective
by Henry Hanson
Andy was coy, bland, shy, mesmerized by gossip and stars – and, finally, he was his own best invention. His work will keep him world famous for a lot more than 15 minutes.



by Hillel Levin, editor
Cities, crime, and fear itself

by David Jackson
Calling all cabs; blacks boycott Arab grocer.

by Henry Hanson
Laughs at the Goodman; Skrebneski at SAIC; towering inferno in River North

The Late Show
by Dan Santow
Doughnut hole; boys’ night; depressing rock

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Sending flowers to a man can be risky – or frisky – business.

by Adam Langer
Way Off-Broadway and into the conference room

Rules for power from Boss Daley

by Anthony Adler
Les Miz is a show that leaves yuppies intellectually unscathed.

by Penelope Mesic
Ordinary encounters of the comic kind

by Carla and Allen Kelson
Twenty years of thought for food

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
Holly Hunt, Virginio Ferrari, Garry Trudeau, Evangeline “Engie” Gouletas

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