Mamet on the Make
by Bob Daily

In his play, his movies, and his life, David Mamet has remained true to one love – success.

The Dentist’s Vendetta
by Daniel Santow
Someone set off a bomb on Stephen Whitney’s porch – someone he met once a long, long time ago.

Fashion: Second Skins
by Donna Frost and Pat Schulman
Short, tight, and bright – snappy new summer clothes that put the sports in sportswear.

Battle of the Bard
by Bob Daily
The English Shakespeare Company girds itself for a marathon Wars of the Roses at the Auditorium.

The Rest of the Fest
by Laura Raidonis
A preview of the second biennial International Theatre Festival of Chicago

Old Town’s Mad Masterpiece
by Toni Schlesinger
Living with the eccentric collaborative architecture of Sol Kogen and Edgar Miller

Chicago Story: Going Dutch
by June Grossman Colan
Remembering A Century of Progress, a restaurant on the lakefront, and the loveliest summer job one girl ever had



by Hillel Levin, editor
Brains take a back seat in funding for the arts.

by David Jackson
An alderman gets out the vote; rough treatment at the VA

by Henry Hanson
Art Expo’s all-star line-up expected to draw 50,000 to the lakefront

Walter Polovchak’s fight for freedom was more than just a flight from family.

by Patrick Barry
Bill Rentschler learned how to revive Rust Belt industry the same way he learned about bankruptcy and jail: experience.

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
If a man makes an overt pass at a power lunch, you can giggle. But never say, “You must be kidding.”

by Anthony Adler
With two companies, and a third on the way, Bucktown is pregnant with possibilities.

by Penelope Mesic
In Frantic, Roman Polanski turns uneasily from what he knows – perhaps because he knows too much.

by Carla and Allen Kelson
Wedding Mexican cuisine to other flavors, with mixed results

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
John Wilson, Jim Edgar, Lucy Salenger, and John David Mooney

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