The Real Chicago
edited by Dale Eastman

Our roster of scene watchers spotlight the people, places, and things that reflect the ethos peculiar to this cosmopolitan crossroads.

Power Lines
by Greg Hinz
A glimpse at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s pervasive Chicago connections

Dream Houses
by Jonathan Eig
Housing officials and developers want to transform Cabrini-Green into a thriving mixed-income neighborhood. But many Cabrini residents would rather keep their crumbling high-rises than trust these outsiders. Here’s why.

Party Politics
by Todd Pruzan
A convention-bending guide to some bipartisan fun – restaurants, bars, and general bacchanalia

It’s he Clothes, Stupid
photography bys John McArthur
Shaking hands and kissing babies are nice. But a smart politician knows that in an election year, style matters.





Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Steppenwolf comes of age and confronts the classic case of Desire.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn

Sidelined last season by a bad break, an NU star suits up again in the color purple.

The Goods
by Jennifer Epstein
Show off your primary colors with the comic and the unconventional.
Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Political savvy dictates eating American during an election year.

Plain Speaking
edited by Greg Hinz
Eighteen movers and shakers offer up spoonfuls of caster oil to cure the body politic.
Sullivan’s Travels

by Terry Sullivan
What do our man and Dan Quayle have in common? The way they dodged the draft.

Chicago Guides
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