News + Notes
12 | Standing Ovation Remembering John Ritter…The future of 8 Simple Rules…Madonna turns Mother Goose…Special Report: The stars (Nicole, Meg, Denzel, and others) turn out for the Toronto film festival…The 5-Year Plan: Scott Speedman…All-Bennifer Hot Sheet…Shaw Report…Monitor.
30 | Johnny Cash, 1932-2003 Country pioneer, rockabilly rebel, recovering addict, and in love to the end: Remembering the Man in Black and his legendary musical career. BY CHRIS WILLMAN
Fall Music Preview 36 | Speak of the Devil Pink, OutKast, and Dave Matthews sit down for a chat about the crippled music biz, their image-shifting new CDs, and Prince’s butt, naturally.
45 | The Joy of Sets Our suggestions for 25 crazy playlists to download.
56 | Compact Picks A look at fall’s most promising CDs, including new ones from Britney, Jay-Z, Coldplay, and Kid Rock.
62 | Chuck Palahniuk Does Not Attend Fight Club How well do his die-hard fans really know the enigmatic creator of Tyler Durden? BY KAREN VALBY
69 | Must List Ten great things to see/hear/read.
71 | Movies The Toronto International Film Festival; also The Fighting Temptations, Secondhand Lions, Cold Creek Manor, Mambo Italiano, Anything Else.
79 | DVD & Video A Mighty Wind; also Holes. Plus: Shogun and Smallville: The Complete First Season.
83 | Television Cold Case and Without a Trace; also I’m With Her. Plus: 30-Second Review; What to Watch.
92 | Music Atmosphere’s Seven’s Travels and Aesop Rock’s Bazooka Tooth; also new CDs from Nickelback and Elvis Costello. Plus: Catching Up With the Latest in…Country.
96 | Books Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver. Plus: Dan Kennedy’s new memoir, Loser Goes First: My Thirty-Something Years of Dumb Luck and Minor Humiliation; Chick-Lit Chic.
10 | Mail Our Fall Movie Preview.
100 | Stupid Questions This week with…Meat Loaf.
ON THE COVER Big Boi, Dre, Pink, and Dave Matthews photographed for EW by Matthias Clamer in NYC on Aug. 29, 2003
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”IT’S SUCH A SWEET THING TO DO,” ANDRE SAYS OF THE EASE OF ILLEGAL
”IT’S SUCH A SWEET THING TO DO,” ANDRE SAYS OF THE EASE OF ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING. ”IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE PUTTING ON A MASK WHEN THEY COME IN TO ROB YOU.”
”I’M THE ONLY PERSON I’VE EVER MET IN MY ENTIRE LIFE WHO WAS NEVER REALLY INTO PRINCE,” SAYS PINK. ”ARE YOU SERIOUS?” ASKS ANDRE. ”YOU HAVE BEEN DEPRIVED!”