Oct 23, 1992

Issue #141

Cover Story

Sex on TV

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 23, 1992
From ABC's ''Going to Extremes'' to CBS' ''Northern Exposure,'' networks are pushing the skin envelope Read it
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Encore

Charlie Chaplin's teen angel

by Tim Purtell | Oct 23, 1992
In 1918, the silent movie star married the 17-year-old Mildred Harris Read it

Book Article

Legacy: Allan Bloom

by Tim Appelo | Oct 23, 1992
The author's pop culture views live on in his 1987 book, ''The Closing of the American Mind'' Read it

Book Review

The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life

by Margot Mifflin | Oct 23, 1992

Suicide Blonde

by Tom De Haven | Oct 23, 1992

Siegfried and Roy: Mastering the Impossible

by Margot Mifflin | Oct 23, 1992

The Call of the Toad

by L.S. Klepp | Oct 23, 1992

African Laughter

by Gene Lyons | Oct 23, 1992

Cover Story

Sex on TV

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 23, 1992
From ABC's ''Going to Extremes'' to CBS' ''Northern Exposure,'' networks are pushing the skin envelope Read it

Digital Review

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 23, 1992
The 15 hottest topics the week of October 23, 1992 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Oct 23, 1992
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Acting against racism

by Russell Means | Oct 23, 1992
Russel Means discusses Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, from ''Dances With Wolves'' to ''The Last of the Mohicans'' Read it

Parents' guide: October 1992

by Jeff Menell | Oct 23, 1992
From ''Captain Ron'' to ''The Mighty Ducks,'' we recommend kids' movies and videos Read it

Halloween flicks

by David Everitt | Oct 23, 1992
Five filmmakers including Wes Craven and Christopher Lee discuss their favorite horror videos Read it

Prizefighter Alan King

by Juliann Garey | Oct 23, 1992
The comedy vetran plays a boxer in ''Night and the City'' Read it

''Bitter Moon'''s rating

by Stephen Schaefer | Oct 23, 1992
Why Roman Polanski's film may receive an NC-17 judgment Read it

Jack Nicholson's face-off

by Gregg Kilday | Oct 23, 1992
With the opening of ''Hoffa'' and ''A Few Good Men,'' will the actor have to compete with himself at the box office? Read it

''Under Seige'''s body count

by Pat H. Broeske | Oct 23, 1992
Exactly how many men does Steven Seagal take out? Read it

Remembering ''The Graduate''

by Ty Burr | Oct 23, 1992
Dustin Hoffman, Buck Henry, and Katharine Ross reminisce about the film Read it

Movie Review

Night and the City

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 1992

The Public Eye

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 1992

Under Siege

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 1992

Music Article

Michael Bolton: hero or hack?

by Dave DiMartino | Oct 23, 1992
Critics detest him, but millions of fans love the musician Read it

''Northern Exposure'' soundtrack

by Cary Darling | Oct 23, 1992
MCA releases an eclectic mix of music from the CBS series Read it

Music Review

Erotica (music video)

by Michele Romero | Oct 23, 1992

Erotica

by David Browne | Oct 23, 1992

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince

by Greg Sandow | Oct 23, 1992

Grave Dancers Union

by Ira Robbins | Oct 23, 1992

Pure Country

by Alanna Nash | Oct 23, 1992

Broken

by Deborah Frost | Oct 23, 1992

X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

by Josef Woodard | Oct 23, 1992

Piece of Cake

by David Browne | Oct 23, 1992

From the Soul

by Josef Woodard | Oct 23, 1992

Izzy Stradlin and The Ju Ju Hounds

by David Browne | Oct 23, 1992

Voices in the Wind

by Alanna Nash | Oct 23, 1992

Television

by Ira Robbins | Oct 23, 1992

News Article

Entertainment news for October 23, 1992

Oct 23, 1992
Kathleen Turner, Jim Carrey, and Hulk Hogan made headlines this week Read it

Confrontational news

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 1992
From ''Crossfire'' to ''Meet the Press,'' we rate weekly political chat programs Read it

TV Article

Naked TV

by Mark Harris | Oct 23, 1992
If all shows went au naturel, we bet programs like ''American Gladiators'' and ''Baywatch'' would rise to the top of the ratings Read it

Presidential fake-out

by Mark Harris | Oct 23, 1992
''Saturday Night Live'''s Dana Carvey and Phil Harman impersonate Ross Perot and Bill Clinton Read it

Fine-tuning vintage cartoons

by Sharon Isaak | Oct 23, 1992
Studios like Warner Bros. and Disney remove stereotyoes and violence from early animations Read it

Programming woes at NBC

by Kate Meyers | Oct 23, 1992
Shows like ''The Round Table'' and ''Here and Now'' are failing to capture a younger audience Read it

Smoking on TV

by Pat H. Broeske | Oct 23, 1992
Are cigarettes making a comeback on shows like ''Beverly Hills, 90210'' and ''Hearts Afire?'' Read it

Tracey Ullman sues Fox

by Frank Spotnitz | Oct 23, 1992
The British comedian craves a piece of ''The Simpsons''' pie Read it

Fall sweeps

by Casey Davidson | Oct 23, 1992
From ''Geraldo'' to ''Jenny Jones,'' talk shows vie for ratings with outrageous topics Read it

A sex timeline: 1948-1991

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 23, 1992
Steamy TV scenes from cross dressing in ''Texaco Star Theater'' to carnal lust in ''Beverly Hills, 90210'' Read it

Mariel Hemingway exposed

by Alan Carter | Oct 23, 1992
The actress dishes about her nude scene in ABC's ''Civil Wars'' Read it

Soap operas get dirty

by Alan Carter | Oct 23, 1992
From waterfalls in ''Guiding Light'' to closets in ''General Hospital,'' there's no shortage of unusal sex locations in daytime dramas Read it

Too much sex on TV?

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 23, 1992
We polled viewers, and here's what they reported Read it

''The McLaughlin Group''

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 1992
The poitical talk show has turned John McLaughlin into a pop-culture hero Read it

Gap jeans commercial

by Mark Harris | Oct 23, 1992
Max Blagg's ''What Fits?'' poem is the soundtrack to the ad Read it

A royal TV battle

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 1992
From CBS' ''The Women of Windsor'' to ABC's ''Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After?,'' networks race to premiere highborn dramas Read it

Julie Newmar's Catwoman

by Jane Birnbaum | Oct 23, 1992
The actress became a pop-culture icon in the 1960s ''Batman'' TV show Read it

TV Review

In the Line of Duty: Street War

by Ken Tucker | Oct 23, 1992

Video Article

Green Jello's premier

by Glenn Kenny | Oct 23, 1992
The band forgoes CDs with thier debut video, ''Cereal Killer'' Read it

Video Review

The Great Impostor

by Lawrence O'Toole | Oct 23, 1992

Batman Returns

by Ty Burr | Oct 23, 1992

Chameleon Street

by Lawrence O'Toole | Oct 23, 1992

The Babe

by Michael Sauter | Oct 23, 1992

Auntie Lee's Meat Pie

by Doug Brod | Oct 23, 1992

The Cutting Edge

by Meredith Berkman | Oct 23, 1992

Batman

by Ty Burr | Oct 23, 1992

The Graduate

by Ty Burr | Oct 23, 1992