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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2003

NEWS & NOTES

6 Abolish Thy Sins For R. Kelly, Roman Polanski, and others, does success equal forgiveness?... An outside look at the Robert Blake trial... Margaret Cho is confused about ABC's new All American Girl... What does Oprah have that you don't?... Hot Sheet... Monitor.

16 Beyond the Grave Six Feet Under, television's funniest drama about death, life, and the pursuit of happiness, returns for its third season. EW dissects the HBO hit with a complete episode-by-episode guide to the first two seasons. Plus: We dig up the dirt on the freaky Fisher family and their friends.

28 Irresistible In two tough new movies, Monica Bellucci attracts attention while courting controversy. BY BENJAMIN SVETKEY

32 When Reality Attacks Reality shows -- they're replicating, multiplying, and mutating. When will it end? Six TV producers defend their turf. BY LYNETTE RICE

40 All Thumbs on Deck Ebert and Roeper lead 200 cruisers aboard a Goofy indie film festival. Anchors (and all dignity) aweigh! BY JESSICA SHAW

REVIEWS

42 MOVIES OWEN GLEIBERMAN on Tears of the Sun; also Bringing Down the House, Irreversible, Nowhere in Africa, and Laurel Canyon. PLUS: Reel World: Casting Superman.

49 VIDEO & DVD KAREN VALBY on White Oleander. PLUS: George Lucas says he plans to bury the original versions of the first three Star Wars films.

52 TELEVISION KEN TUCKER on Normal, Real Time With Bill Maher, and Six Feet Under. PLUS: SNL vet Colin Quinn gets his own show; What to Watch.

62 MUSIC DAVID BROWNE on John Mayer's Any Given Thursday. PLUS: History Lesson: Uncle Tupelo; Music Video Arcade; Hear & Now: Rob Zombie and Lionel Richie team up.

68 BOOKS ROY HOFFMAN on Scott Spencer's A Ship Made of Paper. PLUS: Between the Lines: Oprah's new club.

DEPARTMENTS

13 THE SCOUT Hot Spot: Suede in New York City; Breakout: Actor Paul Schneider; Seth Pistol skis.

14 LEGACY Remembering children's-TV legend Fred Rogers.

4 MAIL Colin Farrell, Phil Spector, and the new American Idol.

72 THE JOEL STEIN SHOW Our columnist becomes DJ Mullet for a night at a Manhattan club.

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Originally posted Mar 14, 2003 Published in issue #700 Mar 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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