Lake Shore Drive Confidential
by Robert Sharoff

Some Gold Coast addresses are hot; some are just so-so. A guide to what’s prime and pricey and who’s sitting on top of the world

Go Straight to Jail
by Laurence Gonzales
Cook County Jail is a city-within-a-city, occupied by nearly 6,000 inmates. About 80 percent are connected with street gangs. Two-thirds will die young.

Artists in Residence
by Jan Parr
When it comes to shooting local artists, photographer Bill Emrich knows what he likes – talented types. For us he took aim at seven with great expectations.

Chicago Story: House of the Rising Sun
by Dan Kening
Forty years ago, the Nisei Lounge was one of the few bars in town where Japanese Americans could walk in and feel welcome. Now it’s more like the UN with beer – but without all the arguments.

No Bed of Roses
by Grant Pick
Chapman Kelley chose to say it with flowers, and he charmed the city’s social elite to make his garden grow. But first he did Dallas.

Hoop and Glory
by Jack Hayes
Isiah Thomas got his start there. So did Mark Aguirre. And in the gym of the Martin Luther King, Jr., boys’ club, would-be basketball stars still wrestle with dreams and learn about life.



by Hillel Levin, editor
When prisons become schools for gangs

by David Jackson
Bernie Neistein remembers; CHA sweeps

by Henry Hanson
Les Miz lands in Chicago; the Westons return; birds fly at the Field

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
You do, they do – wedding bliss for sophisticated ladies

by Lynda Gorov
Fidalleh: the story behind those scarves

More amazing answers from a revolutionary know-it-all

by Anthony Adler
Oozy and subversive: Theatre Oobleck

by Penelope Mesic
The full-dress seductions of Dangerous Liaisons

The Late Show
by Dan Santow
New this month! In DJ land; model behavior; clubs to watch (and watch out) for

by Carla and Allen Kelson
China rediscovered, with style

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
David Mamet, Ten Tall Dollars, Jane and Bernie Sahlins, Tallulah Bankhead

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