Singular Sensations
by Dennis Ray Wheaton, David Novick, and Anne Spiselman, with Dan Santow

Everything you always wanted to know about dining but were afraid to ask: Our seasoned critics serve up a bountiful selection of delicious answers for you to taste.

Oprah Unbound
by Gretchen Reynolds
The slimmed-down Queen of Talk on: turning 40, her canceled autobiography, her marriage, her show, and There Are No Children Here

The Miracle Workers
by Terry Spencer Hesser
Hotel concierges spend their days pulling strings, putting out fires, and generally pampering their guests. What do they get in return? A chance to dance with a prince or to chat up River Phoenix in his pajamas.

Falk Family Values
by Jeff Bailey
Baxter International is a billion-dollar business success story. But financial fortune led to a history of personal misfortunes for one of the company’s founding families – to parental cruelty, sibling rivalry, and bitter recriminations.

The Age of Elegance
by Leslie Pace and James Caulfield
Evening dress – where everything old looks new again



Hot news: Marche hits toan, the return of a clown, and a Fluxus festival is Chicago bound; plus, Cries & Whispers

by Greg Hinz
Adventures in fundraising: who stuffed how much into which governor wannabes’ pockets. And just what does Money magazine have against Illinois?

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
They were a couple with a romance to remember – until breaking up turned into a nightmare they’ll never forget.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic

With film festivals all over the world, the competition for movies is fierce. But Chicago can still produce the big picture.

by Edward R. Allen
Blood’s not always thicker than water, especially when there’s this much D’Amato dough involved.

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Luxe loft homes in the old Mandel Brothers warehouse; plus, recent and notable sales

Going Places
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
You can smoke a stogy, try a pierogi, choose Roman coins or a Caesar Salad. Discover a world of hidden pleasures without leaving the Loop.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Daniel Barenboim, Margaret Hillis, Maggie Daley, Mark and Larry Levy, Steven Spielberg, Robert McCormick, Hollis Sigler, and Annette Turow