Dec 11, 1992

Issue #148

Cover Story

An earnest Tom Cruise

by Trish Dietch Rohrer | Dec 11, 1992
For the gung ho star of ''A Few Good Men,'' his unabashed optimism keeps the actor revving in high gear Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 11, 1992)

Encore

Randy Newman's 'Short People'

by Joanna Powell | Dec 11, 1992
In 1977, the singer's hit outraged minorities Read it

Book Article

Armistead Maupin's 'Maybe the Moon'

by Kelli Pryor | Dec 11, 1992
The author of the best-selling ''Tales of the City'' takes a look at the dark side of Hollywood Read it

Cover Story

An earnest Tom Cruise

by Trish Dietch Rohrer | Dec 11, 1992
For the gung ho star of ''A Few Good Men,'' his unabashed optimism keeps the actor revving in high gear Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 11, 1992
The 15 hottest topics the week of December 11, 1992 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Dec 11, 1992
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

A few good roles

by Ty Burr | Dec 11, 1992
A filmography of Tom Cruise's work, from ''Endless Love'' to ''Far and Away'' Read it

Sexy Sadie Frost

by Jamie Diamond | Dec 11, 1992
The beautiful actress plays a seductive vampire in ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' Read it

Capitol Hill reality check

by Juliann Garey | Dec 11, 1992
A look at ''The Distinguished Gentleman'''s real-life parallels to the Washington scene Read it

Film-inspired gifts

by Nisid Hajari | Dec 11, 1992
Give the gift of Hollywood, from an ''Aladdin'' alarm clock to a ''Home Alone 2'' t-shirt Read it

'The Crying Game''s Stephen Rea

by Juliann Garey | Dec 11, 1992
The Belfast actor hits the U.S. with a new film and a new play, ''Someone Who'll Watch Over Me'' Read it

Green light for 'Philadelphia'

by Lance Loud, Irv Slifkin | Dec 11, 1992
Actor Tom Hanks and director Jonathan Demme helm Hollywood's first studio movie about AIDS Read it

Movie Review

The Distinguished Gentleman

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 11, 1992

The Crying Game

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 11, 1992

Music Article

Guide to Bon Jovi

by Greg Sandow | Dec 11, 1992
''Slippery When Wet'' and ''New Jersey'' are among the band's better past albums Read it

Boukman Eksperyans

by Ty Burr | Dec 11, 1992
The biggest band in Haiti hits the U.S. Read it

Bon Jovi in limbo

by Greg Sandow | Dec 11, 1992
Can the music megastars of the '80's survive in the alternative-rock world of the '90s? Read it

Best-selling boxed sets

by Pete Howard | Dec 11, 1992
Led Zepplin tops the list of the most popular music collections Read it

Top 10 holiday music sets

by David Browne | Dec 11, 1992
The best boxed-sets, including Bod Dylan's ''Biograph'' and The Clash's ''On Broadway'' Read it

Digital wars

by Glenn Kenny | Dec 11, 1992
Will the Digital Compact Cassette and the MiniDisc rival the CD? Read it

For sale: Sinead O'Connor's abode

by Heidi Siegmund Cuda | Dec 11, 1992
The singer's Los Angeles home heads to the auction block Read it

Music Review

Nat King Cole

by Gary Giddins | Dec 11, 1992

Loves You

by Dave DiMartino | Dec 11, 1992

25 Years - The Chain

by Dave DiMartino | Dec 11, 1992

The Judds Collection 1983-1990

by Alanna Nash | Dec 11, 1992

The Eternal Dance

by David Browne | Dec 11, 1992

The Monterey International Pop Festival

by Dave DiMartino | Dec 11, 1992

Time3

by David Browne | Dec 11, 1992

King of the Blues

by Dave DiMartino | Dec 11, 1992

The Complete Collection And Then Some

by David Browne | Dec 11, 1992

Tears of Fire

by Alanna Nash | Dec 11, 1992

News Article

Broadway cheat sheet

by Jess Cagle | Dec 11, 1992
From ''Jelly's Last Jam'' to ''Forever Plaid,'' here's a select holiday guide to the best of New York theater Read it

Holiday gift guide

Dec 11, 1992
Our suggestions for stocking up on music, books, and videos for children Read it

Gifts not to give kids

by Ty Burr, Doug Brod | Dec 11, 1992
John Tesh's ''A Romantic Christmas'' and ''Santa Clause: The Movie'' are the equivalents of a sack of coal Read it

Style: Glasses on screen

by Sharon Isaak | Dec 11, 1992
Eye-caching spectacles, like those worn by ''Beverly Hills, 90210'''s Andrea, are creating quite the buzz in Hollywood Read it

Entertainment news for December 11, 1992

Dec 11, 1992
George Michael, John McEnroe, and Dr. Dre made headlines this week Read it

Record contracts soar

by Fred Goodman | Dec 11, 1992
Are music labels paying too much for the likes of Madonna and Mick Jagger? Read it

Malcom X figurine

by Pat H. Broeske | Dec 11, 1992
Olmec Toys will release the inspirational doll during Black History Month Read it

TV Article

Jockeying for David Letterman

by Kate Meyers , Bruce Fretts | Dec 11, 1992
From NBC to CBS, which network will offer the late night funnyman the best contract? Read it

Quality TV crusade

by Rick Marin | Dec 11, 1992
Fans of CBS' ''Brooklyn Bridge'' and NBC's ''I'll Fly Away'' fight to keep the shows on air Read it

'Talk Soup' sound bites

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 11, 1992
Greg Kinnear hosts the snarky E! series Read it

TV-inspired gifts

by Kate Meyers | Dec 11, 1992
From ''Coach'' balls to ''Full House'' dolls, sitcom trappings for the holidays Read it

TV Review

Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After

by Ken Tucker | Dec 11, 1992

Video Article

Video packaging

by Glenn Kenny | Dec 11, 1992
Bulky gift-set boxes, including Disney's ''Beauty and the Beast,'' are problematic for storing at home Read it

Same-name videos

by Nisid Hajari | Dec 11, 1992
Movies with titles identical to big-screen hits, like ''Dracula,'' piggyback on the film's publicity blitz Read it

Video Review

Dracula's Daughter

by Steve Simels | Dec 11, 1992

Complete History of Golf

by Ty Burr | Dec 11, 1992

The History of the Comics

by Ty Burr | Dec 11, 1992

Fawlty Towers - The Complete Set

by Ty Burr | Dec 11, 1992

Out on a Limb Collector's Edition

by Ty Burr | Dec 11, 1992

Housesitter

by Jill Rachlin | Dec 11, 1992

Edward II

by Lawrence O'Toole | Dec 11, 1992

Billy Ray Cyrus Live

by Alanna Nash | Dec 11, 1992

Universal Soldier

by Michael Sauter | Dec 11, 1992

The Killer

by Nisid Hajari | Dec 11, 1992

American Dream

by Susan Chumsky | Dec 11, 1992

Dracula

by Steve Simels | Dec 11, 1992