Where the Girls Aren’t
by Margaret Littman
Despite big gains in the workplace in recent decades, women still are not landing their share of top corporate jobs – especially in Chicago.

When a Stranger Called
by Joel Reese
Even after the terrifying phone calls turned into death threats, the police told the young schoolteacher they could not help. She managed to unmask her harasser – but will her life ever be the same?

Places in the Art
by Christine Newman
Tree Studios and Medinah Temple are being saved, but some critics of the redevelopment plan are convinced that the character of this River North block will never be the same.

Chicago in Their Sights
by Bill Beuttler
Half a century ago, Nelson Algren (local heavyweight) and A.J. Liebling (East Coast visitor) published hard-edged books about Chicago, and both set off a rousing critical backlash. Literary historians – and the city – are still reckoning with the two portraits.

by Stacy Wallace-Albert
It’s time for fun – and flirty, unconventional spring fashions.

Brave New Worlds
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Skin is in – hang loose and let it show.




What to do with Abraham Lincoln’s DNA; where foreign cars go for the cure; R & B up-and-comer Syleena Johnson; Survivor for socialites; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
The hard-core jeans store, a graphic slicker, retro print handbags

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
The success of The Land of Nod has been a wake-up call for a style-savvy children’s furnishing market.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Actor Scott Parkinson is spending a year getting serious about clowning around.

Deal Estate
by Dennis Rodkin
On Michigan Avenue, the old Ward’s headquarters gets a millennial makeover, while in Hinsdale, an expanded colonial gets a hefty price tag.

Consumer Retorts
by Terry Sullivan
Guinness may be good for you, but some heretics say it’s even better when mixed with something else. To find out,  our intrepid reporter got to the bottom of several pints, both adulterated and pure.

by Steve Fiffer
Doctors at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center are researching a remedy for serious spinal cord damage; a paralyzing injury to a colleague’s wife just made their research personal.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
The traditionally heavy baggage associated with hotel dining is considerably lightened thanks to a lift from two Gold Coast stunners.

Expert Witness
by Carrie Sager
Dance professor Billy Siegenfeld knows the hot spots for shakin’ it – and swinging it, and tapping it, too. He even known where to take your very first step.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

Claire Pentecost grows plants in furniture and crockery at Jean Albano Gallery; the Joffrey Ballet Chicago dances its delightful story ballet Taming of the Shrew.


On Wine
In Marc Dornan’s debut column, the wine writer uncorks the tools of the trade. Trend: Bubble tea lands in Chicago at Phoenix Lounge in Chinatown.