October 07, 1985 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 106

Who says Mr. Miami Vice ain’t so nice? Don Johnson says his ambition doesn’t make him a meanie, as TV’s most chic cop show begins its second season

UP FRONT 44

Willie Nelson, John Cougar Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and a host of country and rock stars sing for their daily bread at Farm Aid

Freed by his Lebanese captors, Rev. Benjamin Weir tells how he kept sane and survived

The gender question over high school sports continues as five Massachusetts boys suit up for girls’ field hockey

Prince William makes history on his first day of school

CONTROVERSY 57

California educator Bill Honig stands up for quality by sending student textbooks back to the drawing boards

SCREEN 65

Jewel in the Crown heartthrob Charles Dance makes it veddy big as Meryl Streep’s leading man in Plenty

TO THE TOP 74

Ladies and gentlemen, from Downer’s Grove, Ill., please welcome Emo Philips, comedy’s crown prince of the bizarre

VOICES 83

Chesapeake Bay waterman Alex Kellam proves he always knows which way the wind is blowing

ON THE MOVE 89

San Francisco’s favorite nun in drag, Sister Boom Boom, announces his engagement—to a woman, no less

HEIRS 91

Vanessa Redgrave’s daughters, actresses Natasha and Joely Richardson, carry on the family tradition

TROUBLE 96

As scandal rocks the land of discos, free love and Rolls-Royces (yes, the ashram of the guru Rajneesh—where else?), “Mom” becomes a four-letter word

ARTS 113

Want to buy a Picasso? A Renoir? Jacques Harvey will paint one for you wholesale

COPING 119

Chicago fireman Sam Lasco survives an inferno but finds much of his life left in the ashes

FOOD 131

A tiny food shop called the Silver Palate turns into big business for Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

SCENE 137

Two women find strength and sorrow in the wake of Mexico City’s disastrous earthquake

MAIL 5

PICKS & PANS 13

TAKE ONE 43

STAR TRACKS 69

CHATTER 148

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