Table of Contents

updated 12/12/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/12/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 58
We present our loopy, free-swinging review of things wrong or wonderful worn in 1988 by such celebs as Fergie, Elton John, Liz Taylor and Prince—with the aid of noted fashion critics, including ALF and Tanya Tucker

PASSAGES 73
Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka adjusts his game plan after a heart attack

ROYALS 81
Dr. Roger Mugford, Britain's best bowwow shrink, treats the Queen's incorrigible corgi

TUBE 87
Child star Fred Savage relives the '60s in TV's smash hit The Wonder Years

TRIBUTE 95
Grand ham John Carradine leaves behind such great films as Captains Courageous, a lot of horrors and an acting dynasty

TO THE TOP 101
Artist Charles Simonds builds dwellings for mythical Little People

HAPPY 104
Laura Newman records a hot-selling tape with a big office sound

SONG 113
No contest: Was (Not Was) is easily the wackiest group in soul biz

ON THE JOB 117
Mildred "Grandma Mimi" Howard plays poker for love and profit in Las Vegas

ON THE MOVE 121
As a beautiful psychologist on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Marina Sirtis beams her way to the top

PARTY 124
Barbara Mandrell, Mike Tyson, Danny De Vito and Arnold Schwarzenegger join a Kennedy party for Special Olympians

SEQUEL 126
Nearly swamped by success, writer Alex Haley gets back to work and his Roots

MAIN STREET 131
Finding it hard to say you're sorry? Just call Apology Accepted, an outfit that solves sorry messes

DISCOVERY 139
Archaeologist Sonny Cockrell finds a prehistoric time capsule in a Florida sinkhole

SCREEN 146
Spain's Carmen Maura uses Women on the Verge to break through as a star in the U.S.

HELPING HANDS 152
With love and laughter, California's Starcross Community embraces children with AIDS

COPING 159
Eight months after a bullet tore through his neck and paralyzed his arm, jazz guitarist Larry Carlton returns to the stage

ARTS 167
What a find! French artist Jacques Carelman has created a wacky collection of Unfindable Objects

INTRODUCING... 175
Al B. Sure!, who's suddenly certain of sound survival

HUCKSTERS 179
Customers at Tom Peterson's stores in Portland, Ore., can get TVs, appliances, electronics—and a free crew cut

COUPLES 189
Kay Orr governs all of Nebraska, while husband Bill gets to do the shopping

FADS 195
Ed Jaeger and Tony Levine's Krushed Kitty is the hot new novelty item

SCENE 199
A latter-day wagon train pays homage by retracing the Cherokees' Trail of Tears

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 15
TAKE ONE 57
GIMMICKS 145
STAR TRACKS 150
LOOKOUT 185
CHATTER 202

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