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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2003

NEWS & NOTES

6 THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE Has the era of the protest song come and gone?... That random Foo Fighters-speech-crashing guy at the Grammys... Bachelorette winner Ryan's poetry... Star Wars cloned... Charlize Theron's bad-girl makeover... Hot Sheet... Monitor.

14 THE GOODBYE GIRL In an exclusive interview, Sarah Michelle Gellar comes clean about why she's saying bye-bye to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, speculates about her feature-film future, and reveals her favorite Buffy moments ever. PLUS: What's next for Angel. BY JEFF JENSEN

24 QUEEN VICTORIOUS As Oscar gives her the royal treatment, Queen Latifah reigns supreme over a new comedy with Steve Martin. BY REBECCA ASCHER-WALSH

30 IF YOU'RE GOOD TO HARVEY, HARVEY'S GOOD TO YOU A revealing Q&A with Miramax cochair Harvey Weinstein, who talks about marketing wizardry (his studio has 40 Oscar nods this year), money, and who he's pushing to win (go Marty!). BY JOSH YOUNG

38 THE GREATS -- SONIC YOUTH They've never gone platinum. They've never won a Grammy. Yet, by remaining unapologetically true to themselves, these rock iconoclasts have become alternative music's definitive group, paving the way for Nirvana and a generation of artists. The latest in EW's series chronicling pop culture's modern masters. BY DAVID BROWNE

REVIEWS

49 MOVIES

LISA SCHWARZBAUM on capital-A Acting: When Method preparation results in inspired performances, and when it devolves into ''schmacting'' -- an analysis of Spider, Poolhall Junkies, and others; also Cradle 2 the Grave, Le Cercle Rouge, and a foreign-film fest. PLUS: Reel World.

57 VIDEO & DVD

DANIEL FIERMAN on The Ring and Ringu. PLUS: New to DVD.

60 TELEVISION

KEN TUCKER on Dr. Phil. PLUS: The Shield's CCH Pounder; On the Air: A contestant gripes about Survivor: The Amazon; What to Watch.

70 MUSIC

DAVID BROWNE grades the performances at the Grammys. Plus: Hear & Now: What's next for Norah, Britney, John Mayer, and others.

74 BOOKS

LISA SCHWARZBAUM on T. Coraghessan Boyle's Drop City. Plus: Yale Law School's new reputation as a breeding ground for authors.

78 VIDEOGAMES

NOAH ROBISCHON on Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb.

DEPARTMENTS

12 THE SCOUT Fashions at the Grammy Awards. 4 MAIL Ben Affleck in Daredevil. 80 THE JOEL STEIN SHOW A lesson in coining new slang words courtesy of a master, Snoop Dogg.

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Originally posted Mar 07, 2003 Published in issue #699 Mar 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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