Sep 16, 1994

Issue #240

Cover Story

1994 Fall TV Preview Monday

Sep 16, 1994
In its new time slot, the heat is on 'Melrose Place' in more ways than one Read it
Magazine Cover (Sep 16, 1994)

Encore

Shake, Rattle, and 'Shindig!'

Sep 16, 1994
The show shook the airwaves with live rock when it debuted 30 years ago Read it

Legacy

Behind the Scenes

'The Burning Season': Rain-Forest Crunch

by Benjamin Svetkey | Sep 16, 1994
TV'S Chico Mendes eco-pic hacks through the jungle of Hollywood Read it

Book Article

Sue Grafton

Sep 16, 1994

Sibling Scribery

Sep 16, 1994
Relatives of Roseanne, Janis Joplin and Abby Hoffman tell all Read it

Book of the Living Dead

Sep 16, 1994
A primer for Grateful Dead fans Read it

Book Review

All's Fair: Love, War and Running for President

by Gene Lyons | Sep 16, 1994
Rival campaign strategists and romantic partners Mary Mataline and James Carville don't mince words Read it

The Secret Life of Lazlo, Count Dracula

by Tom De Haven | Sep 16, 1994
Roderick Anscombe redraws 'Dracula' as a serial killer Read it

The Good Husband

by Rhonda Johnson | Sep 16, 1994

A Stranger in This World

by Margot Mifflin | Sep 16, 1994

Cover Story

1994 Fall TV Preview Monday

Sep 16, 1994
In its new time slot, the heat is on 'Melrose Place' in more ways than one Read it

1994 Fall TV Preview Tuesday

Sep 16, 1994
Will Tim Allen's boffo 'Improvement' hammer Kelsey Grammer? Read it

1994 Fall TV Preview Wednesday

Sep 16, 1994
Ellen DeGeneres turns her show upside down with new friends on and off screen Read it

1994 Fall TV Preview Thursday

Sep 16, 1994
Two Chicago doc-u-dramas -- E.R. and Chicago Hope -- go head-to-head. Will one of them be D.O.A.? Read it

1994 Fall TV Preview Friday

Sep 16, 1994
Don't turn off your mind yet. Quality dramas like 'X-Files' and 'Picket Fences' crowd a once-dull night Read it

1994 Fall TV Preview Saturday

Sep 16, 1994
In the wake of the mighty 'Dr. Quinn,' fare for families flourishes Read it

1994 Fall TV Preview Sunday

Sep 16, 1994
It's survival of the fittest as 'Lois & Clark' battle Darwin, Bart & Jessica Read it

1994 Fall TV Preview

Sep 16, 1994
The networks pump up their lineups for a fall brawn flex time Read it

Digital Review

Bar-min-ski: consumer product

by Ty Burr | Sep 16, 1994

Revolution X

Sep 16, 1994

Exploring Ancient Cities

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 16, 1994

Millennium Auction

by Ty Burr | Sep 16, 1994

Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time;Saturday Night Live

by Ty Burr | Sep 16, 1994
A pair of CD-Roms based on wild and crazy TV shows, 'Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time' and 'Saturday Night live' dish out yuk-y doses of interactivity. Read it

In the Works

Internet Review

The Strike Zone

by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 16, 1994

Movie Article

New Line is Luring Hollywood's Top Female Stars

Sep 16, 1994
A-list includes Geena Davis, Demi Moore and Michelle Pfeiffer Read it

Herb and Renewal

Sep 16, 1994
A former quiz whiz reflects on the truth and consequences of the 'Twenty-One' scam. By Herbert Stempel Read it

'Killers' Among Us

Sep 16, 1994
How 'Natural Born Killers' is playing in Peoria Read it

Movie Review

Timecop

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 16, 1994

A Simple Twist of Fate

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 16, 1994

Killing Zoe

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 16, 1994

Fresh

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 16, 1994

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 16, 1994

Color of Night

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 16, 1994

Milk Money

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 16, 1994
A curdled romantic premise makes 'Milk Money' go sour Read it

Quiz Show

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 16, 1994
Question: What really drove the infamous TV quiz-show scandals of the 1950s? Robert Redford's probing 'Quiz Show' has some surprise answers Read it

Music Article

The Muppets' 'She Drives Me Crazy'

by Melissa Thompson | Sep 16, 1994
The video elicits some fine young cameos Read it

Yesterday Once More

Sep 16, 1994
Richard Carpenter reviews his tribute album The Carpenter remembers Karen the the duo's heyday. Read it

Boyz II Men: Revenge of the Nerds

Sep 16, 1994
BOYZ II MEN: TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? Read it

Woodstock '94: The Good and Bad

by Jessica Shaw | Sep 16, 1994

Music Review

From The Cradle

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 16, 1994
Eric Clapton goes back to his roots with mixed results Read it

Universal Mother

by Evelyn McDonnell | Sep 16, 1994
Sinead O'Connor wrestles with her maternal instincts Read it

Without a Sound

by Deborah Frost | Sep 16, 1994

Ruby Vroom

by Steven Mirkin | Sep 16, 1994

Nova Mob

by Evelyn McDonnell | Sep 16, 1994

Waymore's Blues

by Alanna Nash | Sep 16, 1994

The Song Is You

by Chip Deffaa | Sep 16, 1994

Rhythm of Love

by Dimitri Ehrlich | Sep 16, 1994

I Love You, Paris

by David Hajdu | Sep 16, 1994

John Henry

by Steven Mirkin | Sep 16, 1994

Honey

by David Hiltbrand | Sep 16, 1994

Glum

by Matt Birkbeck | Sep 16, 1994

Secret World Live

by Jeremy Helligar | Sep 16, 1994

If I Were a Carpenter

by David Browne | Sep 16, 1994
We've only just begun to get sick of all-star tribute albums, but a truly unlikely one--an alternative-rock salute to the Carpenters-- in an inspired surprise. Read it

News Article

Mail

Sep 16, 1994

Love's Labour Lost

by Bob Cannon | Sep 16, 1994
The Band, David Bowie, John Lennon and many more have unsuccessfully tried cover albums Read it

You Gotta Be Joking Funny

Sep 16, 1994
Paul Reiser, Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Miller and more celebs are putting paper to pen for huge payments Read it

Flashes

Sep 16, 1994

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Sep 16, 1994
The Emmys, O.J., and 'Trial By Jury' are being talked about this week... Read it

Exposure of the Week

Sep 16, 1994
Sister Ax Read it

Dress Rehearsal

Sep 16, 1994
Fashion Fixes for Gillian Anderson, Tim Allen and Brett Butler Read it

Margaret Cho

by Bruce Fretts | Sep 16, 1994
An 'All-American Girl' lands a series Read it

Parents' Guide

Bio Debatable: Michael Jackson, Oprah, Roseanne and more

Sep 16, 1994
Celebrity life stories for young readers are colorful but candy-coated Read it

Publisher's Letter

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Sep 16, 1994
The funniest TV quotes for the week of Sept. 16 Read it

TV Review

Baseball

by Ken Tucker | Sep 16, 1994
The mitful of exciting moments in Ken Burns' exhaustive 'Baseball' documentary make up for the interminable innings as he traces 150 years of the game. Read it

The Burning Season

by Ken Tucker | Sep 16, 1994
The Burning Season Read it

The Boys Are Back

by Ken Tucker | Sep 16, 1994
Hal Linden and Suzanne Pleshette dignify a standard-issue sitcom Read it

Video Article

Putting on a Good Front

Sep 16, 1994
'33 1/3' costar Anna Nicole Smith Read it

Splitting: The Difference

Sep 16, 1994
Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari. Robin Williams and Pam Dawber. Here are some TV duos started out as pairs, but ended up likes apples and oranges. Read it

Video Review

The Thriller Collection

by Steve Simels | Sep 16, 1994

3 Chains O' Gold

by Amy Linden | Sep 16, 1994

Final Mission

by Michael Sauter | Sep 16, 1994

The Snapper

by Lawrence O'Toole | Sep 16, 1994

Beyond the Law

by J.R. Taylor | Sep 16, 1994

Being Human

Sep 16, 1994

Farewell My Concubine

by Lawrence O'Toole | Sep 16, 1994

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg

by Daneet Steffens | Sep 16, 1994

Forbidden Planet;Tammy and the Bachelor;Dayton's Devils;Day of the Animals;Airplane!;Repossessed;Naked Gun 331/3

by Glenn Kenny | Sep 16, 1994
Surely, he's often joking in zany commercials like his 'Naked Gun 33 1/3.' But since his chart in the 1950s Leslie Nielsen has really been acting--seriously. Read it
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