Jon Alter

Latest Content

Harvard Hates LeBoutillier

I T'S FUNNY thing about Harvard. Just when you think you finally understand how much the Harvard image is exploited

Chicago's Dragon Lady

T HEY SAID IT couldn't happen. Even after the old man died Christmas time, 1976, the Chicago Democratic Organization--the only

My Kind of Town

C HICAGO, FOR FOREIGNERS and others who have never ventured near the heartland, is Crime City. It has always been.

Harvard Hates LeBoutillier

I T'S A FUNNY thing about Harvard. Just when you think you finally understand how much the Harvard image is

Breeder Politics

I T MAY HAVE BEEN Sun Day earlier this week, but anyone who thinks events of that kind signal a

Where the People Sing and Play Mardi Gras

They call it "The Greatest Free Show on Earth"--this stunning array of over 20 parades down New Orleans's broad avenues.

The Passing of a Zestful Spirit

A COOL summer night in New York City, August 1976. Jimmy Carter swept into Madison Square Garden to make his

Strange Disclosures of the Second Kind

E VERY SO OFTEN, timing, events and the allure of unclaimed power combine to create a Goliath in the United

Carter and the Inner Cities

J IMMY CARTER'S STROLL through the South Bronx rubble earlier this month indicated yet again that the President has a

Avoiding Armageddon

O N OCTOBER 3 of this year the most important strategic arms agreement of the decade will expire, leaving the


This is a good week to catch the kind of lectures you've always meant to go to but never did

Roots, Rock, Reggae

Reggae music star Jimmy Cliff scrawled out his message--"love and justice"--on record albums of an estimated 250 fans yesterday afternoon

Migrant Laborers Build a Dam in Switzerland

Far up in the Swiss Alps 400 workers are in their fourth year of construction on a huge three-dam hydroelectric

Said the King to the Peanut...

A S JIMMY CARTER'S bandwagon hits bumpy terrain, the 86 delegates Chicago's Mayor Daley holds in the name of Illinois

Tails and Short Pants

A T FIRST, Tango seems to be just another avant-garde play with a gimmick. In this case the cute twist