Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Jul 21, 1988
  • Issue of
  • Jul 21-27, 1988
  • Vol. 17, No. 40

News & Politics

  • Feature
  • McGregor v. the NRC

    Why did the Nuclear Regulatory Commission fire one of its toughest plant inspectors?
  • Essay
  • Reading: Two Trumans

    A fine new biography of Truman Capote leaves us contemplating the strange spectacle of the artist in a world of celebrity. Would Jane Austen have done the Tonight Show?
  • Miscellany
  • Growing Old With Grace

    Financially, legally, and in a variety of other ways, growing older is getting harder--especially for women. Grace Halperin, a soft-spoken but persistent 74-year-old widow, is a leader in the movement for change.
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