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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