Running with the Bulls
by Jonathan Eig

The media hordes who cover the Bulls endure long hours, lousy food, and endless clichés. Their real quest: a word, any word, from Michael

The Colossus of Roads
by Dennis Rodkin
Two proposed road extensions – of Interstate 355 in Will County and Illinois Highway 53 in Lake County – have crystallized the debate over whether  metropolitan Chicago can continue to expand at its current breakneck pace.

Fashion: Look Sharp
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Strong skirts and suits in silks, wools, and satins cut to fit and fit from today – with accents of silver for that sharper edge.

Fashion: Public Access
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Spring fashion tuned into what’s easily accessible – lightened and lovable for a look that’s picture perfect

Palace of Style
by Carroll Stoner and Philip Berger
After more than 50 years of ownership, the Kennedy family is selling the Merchandise Mart, a massive fortress of high-end furnishings. Does the design world stand to gain, or will the public be granted greater access?

At Home: As Time Goes By
by Christine Newman
Georgian interiors are understated; futuristic modern furnishings make a splash – when good taste reigns, elegance is at ease in any era.




Eartha Kitt’s witching hour; the Barneys expansion; celeb sports bars; and more

Power Lines
by Marc Spiegler
Phyllis Kind’s defecting artists; laying odds for a GOP convention here in 2000

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Live Bait Theatre features a new work by duke of deception Adam Langer.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Strange justice: A family deals with the aftermath of the “Nanny Trial.”

Bull Marketing
by Shane Tritsch
Debunking the myth of the Beardstown Ladies and their spectacular stock market gains

by Ted C. Fishman
About to publish his memoirs, economist Milton Friedman recalls his days in Chicago.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
A barbecue primer: boning up on the sauce, spice, and sass of a Chicago tradition

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
So long, Pate. See ya, Peotone. Time for Chicago to secede from Illinois.