Dec 18, 1992

Issue #149

Cover Story

Eddie Murphy's second coming

by Meredith Berkman | Dec 18, 1992
The actor talks tough about his critics, his career, and his new film, ''The Distinguished Gentleman'' Read it
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Encore

The Singing Nun

by Tim Purtell | Dec 18, 1992
In 1963, the unlikely pop star's ''Dominique'' bumped Elvis and Motown off the top of the charts Read it

Book Article

Michael Caine's autobiography

by Tina Jordan | Dec 18, 1992
The actor pens ''What's It All About?'' Read it

Book Review

In My Place

by Rhonda Johnson | Dec 18, 1992

Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography

by L.S. Klepp | Dec 18, 1992

Dolores Claiborne

by Gene Lyons | Dec 18, 1992

Cover Story

Eddie Murphy's second coming

by Meredith Berkman | Dec 18, 1992
The actor talks tough about his critics, his career, and his new film, ''The Distinguished Gentleman'' Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 18, 1992
The 15 hottest topics the week of December 18, 1992 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Dec 18, 1992
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Movie playtime

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 18, 1992
New games like ''Batman Returns'' and ''The Addams Family'' put a spin on kids' favorite films Read it

Parents' guide: December 1992

by Jeff Menell | Dec 18, 1992
From ''Chaplin'' to ''Forever Young,'' here's the scoop on which films are terrific for kids and which are duds Read it

Plainview, Texas

by Jess Cagle | Dec 18, 1992
An inside look at life in the small town where Steve Martin and crew are filming ''Leap of Faith'' Read it

Bloated movies

by Tim Purtell | Dec 18, 1992
Running times have stretched from an average of 90 minutes in the 1930s to 121 minutes today Read it

Movie mixology

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992
Hollywood relies on recombining old movie plots to whip-up new films Read it

Problems for 'Leap of Faith'

by Jeffrey Wells | Dec 18, 1992
How the gossipmongering behind Steve Martin's ill-fated drama started Read it

Dysfunctional Disney

by Dakota Lane | Dec 18, 1992
Troubled parent-child relationships are a common theme in family films, from ''Cinderella'' to ''Aladdin'' Read it

Movie Review

A Few Good Men

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 18, 1992

Scent of a Woman

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 18, 1992

Music Article

Concocting 'Trespass'

by Meredith Berkman | Dec 18, 1992
Rappers Ice Cube and Ice-T bring street savvy to the controversial action film Read it

Whitney Houston's unexpected hit

by Greg Sandow | Dec 18, 1992
The singer's ''I Will Always Love You'' almost never made it to pop radio Read it

Our Christmas record wish

by Bob Cannon | Dec 18, 1992
A holiday album we'd like to see Read it

Rap Wars

by David Browne | Dec 18, 1992
Ice-T's ''Cop Killer'' sets a precedent for rapper-label battles Read it

Courtney Love's fight

by Tim Appelo | Dec 18, 1992
The singer files charges against Victoria Clark, author of Nirvana's unauthorized biography Read it

Music Review

Breathless

by Josef Woodard | Dec 18, 1992

Indian Summer

by Stephanie Zacharek | Dec 18, 1992

Revolution

by Havelock Nelson | Dec 18, 1992

Unplug It In - Acoustic EP

by David Browne | Dec 18, 1992

Hard or Smooth

by James Bernard | Dec 18, 1992

Hard to Wet, Easy to Dry

by Amy Linden | Dec 18, 1992

A Very Special Christmas 2

by Greg Sandow | Dec 18, 1992

The Best of Sister Sledge (1973-1985)

by Ira Robbins | Dec 18, 1992

The Best of Darlene Love

by Ira Robbins | Dec 18, 1992

Black 47

by Bill Wyman | Dec 18, 1992

Del Rio, TX 1959

by Alanna Nash | Dec 18, 1992

Le Jardin de Heavenly

by Ira Robbins | Dec 18, 1992

How Do You Talk to an Angel

by Amy Linden | Dec 18, 1992

The Christmas Album

by David Browne | Dec 18, 1992

Please Don't Go

by Amy Linden | Dec 18, 1992

Pure Guava

by Bill Wyman | Dec 18, 1992

It's About Time

by Amy Linden | Dec 18, 1992

The Future

by Stephanie Zacharek | Dec 18, 1992

Live!

by Gordon Chambers | Dec 18, 1992

Just for You

by David Browne | Dec 18, 1992

It's Your Call

by Alanna Nash | Dec 18, 1992

Incesticide

by David Browne | Dec 18, 1992

News Article

If women ran Hollywood

by Anne Thompson | Dec 18, 1992
50 ways the movie biz would change if the top jobs went to women Read it

Entertainment news for December 18, 1992

Dec 18, 1992
Shannen Doherty, Axl Rose, and Arnold Schwarzenegger made headlines this week Read it

TV Article

Amy Fisher on TV

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 18, 1992
ABC, CBS, ans NBC have all made movies based on the infamous Long Island woman's life Read it

Close-up: Patricia Heaton

by Alan Carter | Dec 18, 1992
In ABC's ''Room for Two,'' the actress lets her witty side blossom Read it

TV bloopers

by Kathy Crump | Dec 18, 1992
Slipups on quality dramas, including ''Northern Exposure'' and ''Civil Wars'' Read it

Radio's 'Whad'ya Know?'

by Kate Meyers | Dec 18, 1992
Michael Feldman hosts the hit comedy, quiz, and call-in show Read it

Declining television

by Ken Tucker | Dec 18, 1992
Prime-time network dramas like ''Murder, She Wrote'' and ''2000 Malibu Road'' are dismally formulaic Read it

Video Article

The Better Sex Video Series

by Mimi Swartz | Dec 18, 1992
These mail-order videos are the country's most talked about sexual aid Read it

Video Review

A Bewitched Christmas

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992

Lucy Christmas

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992

A Double Holiday Dose of Hazel

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992

It's a Bundyful Life

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992

The Honeymooners Christmas

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992

Twilight Zone Christmas

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992

Class Act

by Michael Sauter | Dec 18, 1992

The Prince and the Pauper

by Michael Sauter | Dec 18, 1992

Jennie Garth's Body in Progress

by Melina Gerosa | Dec 18, 1992

Dixie Carter's Unworkout

by Melina Gerosa | Dec 18, 1992

Noises Off

by Lawrence O'Toole | Dec 18, 1992

1992 World Series

by Kate Meyers | Dec 18, 1992

Prelude to a Kiss

by Lawrence O'Toole | Dec 18, 1992

Pillow Talk

by Steve Daly | Dec 18, 1992

Burns and Allen Christmas

by Ty Burr | Dec 18, 1992

Journey to Fitness

by Melina Gerosa | Dec 18, 1992