Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Jun 15, 1989
  • Issue of
  • Jun 15-21, 1989
  • Vol. 18, No. 35

News & Politics

  • Feature
  • The Coke Generation

    Just one use of cocaine by a woman in early pregnancy can have serious long-term effects on the child. Doctors are beginning to fear a wave of hyperactice, learning-disabled children.
  • Essay
  • First Person: Why Victor Can't Read

    Suburban and middle-class kids know what raccoons and freight and having one's own room are. To Victor they are as abstract as amaranth and happiness.
  • Essay
  • Reading: Children of the Void

    Inspired, terrified, hypnotized by punk, Greil Marcus sets off in search of its antecedents--people who took up the Big No and attacked the world with it.

Arts & Culture

City Life

  • Our Town
  • Art and Business

    Should Midwestern Mucketymuck Continue Funding the School of the Art Institute?