Top Doctors
by Richard Lalich
We asked thousands of Chicago-area doctors and nurses to name outstanding local M.D.’s: Here’s what they told us. Plus, areas of excellence at major hospitals

Daughter of the Revolution
by Joseph Crump
Playboy CEO Christie Hefner juggles her father’s legacy with modern business realities – and brings order to a hedonistic world.

by Dan Santow
How a vacation hike turned into a Rocky Mountain nightmare for a Batavia physicist, two lawyers, and three dogs: an amazing true tale of survival

The Terminator
by Iris Krasnow
Tribune glitzarama writer Michael Kilian covers that dangerous beat called high society – some would say with a vengeance.

Knot Spots
by Libby Morse
From baronial splendor to art-gallery-district chic – seven great places to have a wedding

The Late Show
by Mark Jannot
Our fourth annual bar and club roundup – the most comprehensive one yet – highlights the newest spots to hang out, dance, or have a drink and a light meal.



Darlene’s boyfriend, Brian’s wife, Beebe’s babies, Washington, D.C.’s inauguration fever, and moe

Art Works
by Henry Hanson
Fair game for a yearlong centennial; shapes up for a major sculpture survey

by Edward R. Allen
A tiny airline owned by its staff tries to fly from the rubble left by Midway and other big carriers.

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
The fashion sense of five sisters makes this Oak Street boutique unique.

by Penelope Mesic
What’s new from Gerard Depardieu – and earlier classic masterpieces

by Gretchen Reynolds
How one black voter-registration effort changed Chicago’s electoral landscape

Leon Forrest’s epic of the sixties; T.M. McNally’s first novel

Real Estate
by Dennis Rodkin
Discrimination or misunderstanding in Flossmoor?

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Tony Chinese food for a song

Budget Beat
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
To sample the world’s fare, you need travel no farther than Edgewater.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
John Updike, Phil Jackson, Larry Combs, Merle Reskin, Susan Sontag, Susan and Lew Manilow