ON THE COVER 142
On the set of Back to the Future Part III—yes, III!—Michael J. Fox muses about marriage, fatherhood, the hazards of fame and the need for security, and his determination to hang on to his sanity. On the whole, he says, "I don't see the percentage in being a jerk"

UP FRONT 70-80

Mostly unknown and unsung, in the last 28 years Germans from both East and West have written a human history of the Berlin Wall

Rescued from the rubble of the San Francisco quake, young Julio Berumen is on the mend

A blockbuster hit, Eddie Murphy's Harlem Nights runs afoul of violence offscreen

Arizona financier Charles Keating takes the heat as Washington zeros in on the savings and loan debacle

TO THE TOP 85
As her reward for countless scenes stolen, Christine Lahti has a Broadway show, a feature film and a TV movie—all at once

JOCKS 95
The NFL's only black head coach, Art Shell, works to revive his stumbling team's pride

KIN 99
Frieda Hughes comes by her muse naturally—as the daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

DREAMERS 105
The descendants of Korczak Ziolkowski remake a South Dakota mountain in the image of Crazy Horse

ARTS 117
Helen Frankenthaler, grande dame of American art, has a major retrospective on tour

STAGE 123
Trading on inside knowledge, Jerry Sterner wrote a play about Wall Street

TUBE 129
You can't compare Married...with Children's Christina Applegate to her slutty character, Kelly Bundy

CONTROVERSY 135
Six years after Nancy Cruzan entered a near lifeless state, her parents ask that she be allowed to die

ADVENTURE 151
The job's the same, but gorilla lady Diane Doran won't ape Dian Fossey

BIO 155
Edwin Torres has a rep as a hard-nosed Manhattan judge, and Hollywood likes his hard-boiled crime novels

SEQUEL 169
ABC brings back a gleaming pate from the past—Telly Savalas in Kojak

HEIRS 175
Robert Ryan's son Cheney co-authors a play—about pesticides—for migrant farm workers

ON THE JOB 179
Florida trapper Todd Hardwick gets rid of unwanted animals—gently

SONG 185
Despite their hit LP, What You Don't Know, Exposé could use some exposure

SCENE 187
When Bush and Gorbachev talk at the summit, interpreter Pavel Palazhchenko will speak

SCREEN 191
The B-movies' busiest actress is Linnea Quigley, the cult star of epics like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

ON THE MOVE 195
Soap actor Clayton Prince is on duty as a Guardian Angel

SPLIT 206
Bruce Springsteen gives the E Street Band its walking papers—at least temporarily

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 17
TAKE ONE 69
STAR TRACKS 93
HAPPY 141
MEDICS 165
COLLECTORS 201
OOPS! 205
CHATTER 208