Ann Marie’s World
by Steve Rhodes
In February, Ann Marie Lipinski became the first woman to edit the Chicago Tribune in its 154-year history. She’s got bold plans for the paper, but can she take it to the next level

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Greatest Athlete in Chicago
by Robert Kurson
Payton? Jordan? How about the legendary Dave Magee, one of the most successful harness racehorse drivers of all time?

Garden Variety
by Dennis Rodkin
Just in time for spring, a tour of five gorgeous gardens in Chicago and the suburbs—along with lists of nurseries, landscapers, and other resources to help you re-create paradise in your own backyard

A Delicate Balance
by Christine Newman
She grew up with antiques, he goes for the modern, and they have two sets of twins. Their renovated Victorian house in Wicker Park is a high impact mix. The place rocks.

A Century of Progress
by Christine Newman
There’s a revival of the fittest for recent classic chairs—the real and the repro.

Getting it Wright
by Christine Newman
For this Highland Park couple, restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright house could last a lifetime.




Smelling the roses with übergardener Carolyne Roehm; analyzing self psychologist Heinz Kohut; a bike messenger’s eloquent memoir; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Bright lights, out of this world exotica, refined ways to shine

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Independent record promoter Jeff McClusky has neverlet downtimes stand too long in the way of dominance.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Dame Edna, the Australian megastar with the Liberace glamour and the laser surgery wit, descends on Chicago this spring.

Consumer Retorts
by Terry Sullivan
An uncle gets all dolled up at American Girl Place.

Deal Estate
by Dennis Rodkin
In Lake Forest, a family of raccoons makes way for human tenants, while in Chicago, prices escalate on prestigious East Lake Shore Drive.

by Bill Clements
Renaldo Hudson was sentenced to death for a brutal murder he admits he committed. On death row, though, the once violent Hudson has found God, mended his ways, and become a role model. Should Hudson die?

by Robert Kurson
Before turning his back on baseball, Barry Codell invented a stat that captured the essence of the game.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two hot contemporary spots excel in unlikely suburban locals—one in a strip mall, the other across from a gas station.

Expert Witness
by Carrie Sager
A comedian walks into a bar. He says, “My name is Rich Talarico, and I know how to make you laugh.”