The Art of Paul Gauguin
by Colin Westerbeck

A Chicago guide to the Art Institute’s upcoming exhibition, including a portrait of the artist as a self-proclaimed genius and profiles of the curators who brought it all back home

Fall Preview
From opera to jazz, theatre to dance – a look ahead to this season’s cultural highlights

Chicago Story: Dick and Jane’s Long Run
by Joanne Trestrail
Thirty-five years with the first family of literacy

Michael had a Party
by Ben Joravsky and Anne Burris
Michael was lonely. His parents were away. He met a girl, and somehow, things got completely out of hand.

The Law and Richard M. Daley
by David Jackson
The Boss’s son has his eye on the family throne. Will he wreak havoc in the courts to win it?

Fashion: Clothes That Work
by Chris Vartanian
For fall, glamour to get you through a long day downtown



by Hillel Levin, editor
When a disreputable life makes for distinguished art

by David Jackson
Trouble in fund city; Ed Burke gets liberal; our unpredictable Mayor

by Henry Hanson
Coppola resurrects the Tucker Torpedo; Soviets see the sites; artists tee off.

Saigon, Illinois
– a purely American comedy from neo-novelist Paul Hoover

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
If a Bachelor of the Month receives 6,000 letters in three weeks, how many dates can he make?

by Penelope Mesic
In A World Apart, taking a moral stand leaves a family divided.

by Anthony Adler
massacre at the Goodman: Falls grabs bull by horns

by Carla and Allen Kelson
Three restaurants combine fun with food that shticks to your ribs.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
Jerry Wexler, Don Rose, Kevin Butler, Becky Bisoulis, Zorine and Arnie Morton

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