Jul 30, 1993

Issue #181

Cover Story

Television's best

by Bruce Fretts | Jul 30, 1993
''The Mary Tyler Moore Show,'' ''The Brady Bunch,'' ''Starsky and Hutch,'' and 98 other titles made the list Read it
Magazine Cover (Jul 30, 1993)

Encore

Bob Dylan's disappearance

by Bob Cannon | Jul 30, 1993
After a near-fatal motorcycle accident, the singer takes a sabbatical from the limelight Read it

Book Article

Joe McGinniss' alleged plagiarism

by Tim Appelo | Jul 30, 1993
The author's ''The Last Brother'' is stirring controversy for it's blend of fact and fiction as an unauthorized ''biography'' of Senator Edward Kennedy Read it

Joe McGinniss' bad days

by Tim Appelo | Jul 30, 1993
The author is a controversy veteran, having already dealt with lawsuits and harsh literary criticism Read it

Book Review

Almost Perfect

by Kate Wilson | Jul 30, 1993

Chiller

by Kate Wilson | Jul 30, 1993

The Hunting Club

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Jul 30, 1993

Coneheads: The Life and Times of Beldar Conehead

by Benjamin Svetkey | Jul 30, 1993

Superman in Action Comics

by Ty Burr | Jul 30, 1993

The Letters of William S. Burroughs: 1945-1959

by Margot Mifflin | Jul 30, 1993

Louie Louie

by Sasha Smith | Jul 30, 1993

Howard Hughes: The Secret Life

by L.S. Klepp | Jul 30, 1993

Honor Among Thieves

by Gene Lyons | Jul 30, 1993

Cover Story

Television's best

by Bruce Fretts | Jul 30, 1993
''The Mary Tyler Moore Show,'' ''The Brady Bunch,'' ''Starsky and Hutch,'' and 98 other titles made the list Read it

DVD Article

National Geographic videos

by Susan Chumsky | Jul 30, 1993
''The Explorers: A Century of Discovery,'' ''Return to Everest.'' ''For All Mankind,'' and ''Cameramen Who Dared'' are some of the compelling documentaries just released on video Read it

Ways to play with your VCR

by David Nagler | Jul 30, 1993
Interrupt your house guest with lines from movies like ''Blade Runner,'' ''The Maltese Falcon,'' and more Read it

Rosie O'Donnell: Rent check

Jul 30, 1993
See what's playing on this actress' VCR, including ''Rambling Rose'' and ''The Sound of Music'' Read it

Alternatives to ''Lorenzo's Oil''

by Lawrence O'Toole | Jul 30, 1993
Check out ''Gaby -- A True Story,'' ''The Story of Louis Pasteur,'' or ''A Day in the Death of Joe Egg'' Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Jul 30, 1993
''Coneheads,'' Madonna, and John Grisham were some of the 15 hottest topics for the week of July 30, 1993 Read it

Movie Article

Lost in New York video roundup

by Michael Sauter | Jul 30, 1993
''Crocodile Dundee,'' ''Home Alone 2,'' ''Moscow on the Hudson'' and many more movies all focus on fish-out-of-water stories set in the Big Apple Read it

Mail from our readers

Jul 30, 1993
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on Tom Hanks, Kathleen Turner, and more Read it

''Free Willy'': Sleeper hit

by Anne Thompson | Jul 30, 1993
How a small script about a kid liberating an Orca from an aquarium became a blockbuster hit Read it

Meet the ''Coneheads''

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Jul 30, 1993
A behind the scenes look at the ''Saturday Night Live'' sketch-turned feature film Read it

Michael Crichton's work

by Michael Walker | Jul 30, 1993
With the recent success of ''Jurassic Park'' and the up-coming ''Rising Sun,'' fans can expect more of the author's books to arrive at a theater near you Read it

Tom Cruise stars in ''Interview With the Vampire''

by Richard Natale | Jul 30, 1993
The actor is slated to play the aristocratic vampire Lestat in the new film Read it

Almost vampires

by Richard Natale | Jul 30, 1993
Tom Cruise may have nabbed the role of Lestat, but others including Cher and John Travolta were once in the running Read it

Movie Review

Another Stakeout

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 30, 1993

Rising Sun

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 30, 1993

Coneheads

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 30, 1993

Music Article

Marc Shaiman: Tinsletown's music man

by Jess Cagle | Jul 30, 1993
The maestro responsible for the sounds of ''Sleepless in Seattle'' has been lauded by Bette Midler, Billy Crystal, and others Read it

Gloria Estefan on leaving Cuba

by Leonard Pitts Jr. | Jul 30, 1993
The singer discusses her first experiences in America as a refugee living in south Florida Read it

''Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'' soundtrack

by Mike Flaherty | Jul 30, 1993
The collection of '60s lounge jazz tunes marks the first release from the new label, Strangelove Read it

Grunge goes easy-listening

Jul 30, 1993
''Grunge Lite'' features 13 elevator-friendly versions of hits from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and more Read it

Madonna's Hollywood villa

by Frank Spotnitz | Jul 30, 1993
The singer just finished a ''bizarre'' paint job on her $5 million home Read it

Music Review

Experience the Divine

by Josef Woodard | Jul 30, 1993

Live

by Alanna Nash | Jul 30, 1993

Haircut

by David Thigpen | Jul 30, 1993

Heidi Berry

by Michele Romero | Jul 30, 1993

The Ballads of Madison County

by Bob Cannon | Jul 30, 1993

The Old New Me

by Dave DiMartino | Jul 30, 1993

The Source

by Ty Burr | Jul 30, 1993

Show Me Love

by Anderson Jones | Jul 30, 1993

Sex & Religion

by Tom Sinclair | Jul 30, 1993

What's the Flavor?

by James Bernard | Jul 30, 1993

Hot, Country and Single

by Alanna Nash | Jul 30, 1993

Ricky Lynn Gregg

by Bob Cannon | Jul 30, 1993

Don Byron Plays the Music of Mickey Katz

by Chip Deffaa | Jul 30, 1993

Promises and Lies

by Marisa Fox | Jul 30, 1993

Black Sunday

by Tom Sinclair | Jul 30, 1993

News Article

''Body Snatchers'' remake

by Michael Sauter | Jul 30, 1993
The film is more of a ''return of'' than reiteration with a few new terrifying touches Read it

Trouble with used CDs

by David Browne | Jul 30, 1993
Artists and record labels are angry over the lost profits from sales of second-hand discs Read it

Alison Arngrim: Classic cast

by Suelain Moy | Jul 30, 1993
A look at the actress' work since her role as Nellie Oleson on ''Little House on the Prairie'' Read it

Actors making TV-directorial debuts

by Benjamin Svetkey | Jul 30, 1993
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael J. Fox, and others take a stab at behind-the-camera action Read it

TV Article

Entertainment news for July 30, 1993

Jul 30, 1993
Pauly Shore, David Letterman, and Elton John made headlines this week Read it

Roseanne Arnold's new look

by Nisid Hajari | Jul 30, 1993
The actress revealed a slimmer physique at the opening of Planet Hollywood in Chicago Read it

Bill Daily: Classic cast

by Benjamin Svetkey | Jul 30, 1993
A look at the actor's work since his roles on ''I Dream of Jeannie'' and ''The Bob Newhart Show'' Read it

Chad Everett: Classic cast

by Alan Carter | Jul 30, 1993
A look at the actor's work since his role as Dr. Joe Gannon on ''Medical Center'' Read it

Rerun favorites

by Ken Tucker | Jul 30, 1993
A look back at some classic sitcoms like ''Leave It to Beaver,'' ''The Andy Griffith Show,'' and more Read it

Ja'net Du Bois: Classic cast

by Alan Carter | Jul 30, 1993
A look at the actress' work since her role as Willona Woods on ''Good Times'' Read it

Adrienne Barbeau: Classic cast

by Alan Carter | Jul 30, 1993
A look at the actress' work since her role as Carol Traynor on ''Maude'' Read it

Damon Evans: Classic cast

by Alan Carter | Jul 30, 1993
A look at the actor's work since his role as Lionel Jefferson on ''The Jeffersons'' Read it

Yvonne Craig: Classic cast

by Bruce Fretts | Jul 30, 1993
A look at the actress' work since her role as Batgirl on ''Batman'' Read it

Small to big screen adaptations

by Heather Keets | Jul 30, 1993
Shows like ''The Beverly Hillbillies,'' ''Lost in Space,'' and ''Mission: Impossible'' are coming to a theater near you Read it

''The Partridge Family'' bus hits the road

by Melina Gerosa | Jul 30, 1993
Nick at Nite is promoting the show's revival with a nine-city tour starring David Cassidy Read it

Julia Roberts: Soap washout

by Alan Carter | Jul 30, 1993
The actress was rejected for the part of Linda Warner on ''All My Children'' Read it

TV Review

Fallen Angels

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 30, 1993

Street Match

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 30, 1993

Born To Run

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 30, 1993

Video Review

Waterland

by Ty Burr | Jul 30, 1993

Nowhere to Run

by Lawrence O'Toole | Jul 30, 1993

American Friends

by Lawrence O'Toole | Jul 30, 1993

There Goes the Neighborhood

by Lawrence O'Toole | Jul 30, 1993

Cheatin' Hearts

by Michael Sauter | Jul 30, 1993

The George McKenna Story

by Michael Sauter | Jul 30, 1993

Soul of the Universe

by Terry Catchpole | Jul 30, 1993

Limelight

by Mark Fleischmann | Jul 30, 1993

The Kid/A Dog's Life

by Mark Fleischmann | Jul 30, 1993

Buck Clayton All-Stars

by Chip Deffaa | Jul 30, 1993

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

by Jill Rachlin | Jul 30, 1993

Scent of a Woman

by Lawrence O'Toole | Jul 30, 1993