Oct 21, 1994

Issue #245

Cover Story

John Travolta: The Man in the Plastic Bubble

by Jeff Gordinier | Oct 21, 1994
The actor finds life after disco with a killer role in 'Pulp Fiction' Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 21, 1994)

Best-sellers

Red 'Hot Zone'

Oct 21, 1994
This week's best-seller list Read it

Encore

Gig Young's Parting Shot

Oct 21, 1994
The suave actor ended his tumultuous life and career 16 years ago Read it

Filmography

John Travolta: Stayin' Alive

by Ty Burr | Oct 21, 1994
It tells in the ways he used his walk — he's a movie man Read it

Style

Combing for Trends in 'Beverly Hills'

by Jessica Shaw | Oct 21, 1994
How to get a lock on the evolution of hairstyles on '90210' Read it

Book Article

Tube Turns to Tomes

Oct 21, 1994
Book 'em, Danno Read it

Stephen Coonts

Oct 21, 1994
What I'm reading Read it

Dave Thomas, a Meat-and-Potatoes Kind of Guy

Oct 21, 1994
The Wendy's icon turns literary Read it

Winner Of The Week

Oct 21, 1994
Michael Crichton Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'Sisters'

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 21, 1994

Book Review: 'Newhouse'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Oct 21, 1994

Book Review: 'Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas'

by Daneet Steffens | Oct 21, 1994

Book Review: 'Sex in America: A Definitive Survey'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 21, 1994
Big Bang Theories: The biggest scoop in a new, authoritative study of the country's sexual habits may be that, under the covers, we're all more alike than we ever thought Read it

Book Review: 'Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories'

by Albert Kim | Oct 21, 1994
Lieutenant Uhura's Ego Trip: Nichell Nichols' bittersweet trek through her life Read it

Book Review: 'The Western Canon: The Books and the School of the Ages'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 21, 1994
Bloom in Love with Books: An eminent critic's list of lasting literature Read it

Box Office

'Specialist' Delivery

Oct 21, 1994
This week's box office numbers Read it

Cover Story

John Travolta: The Man in the Plastic Bubble

by Jeff Gordinier | Oct 21, 1994
The actor finds life after disco with a killer role in 'Pulp Fiction' Read it

Digital Review

Kids Extra Video Games Reviews

Oct 21, 1994
A 9-year-old boy and his dad rate new games starring Bart, Beavis, and an earthworm named Jim. Read it

Go Figure

Where Egos Dare

Oct 21, 1994
The breakdown of Brando's appearance on ''Larry King Live'' Read it

Movie Article

Interview with Martin Landau, the Guy who Played the Vampire

Oct 21, 1994
As Ed Wood's Bela Lugosi, Landau rises again Read it

Listening to Cusack

Oct 21, 1994
The star of 'Bullets over Braodway' Read it

Darnell Martin: A Wealth of Experience

Oct 21, 1994
The Director of 'I Like It Like That' Read it

Tough 'Bunch'

Oct 21, 1994
'The Wild Bunch' is too wild for MPAA Read it

The Many Lives of Shirley MacLaine — Now on Video

by Ty Burr | Oct 21, 1994
Shirley — No Jest: Rewinding through her work, from her coquettish debut in 'The Trouble with Harry' to her grand old warhorse turn in 'Guarding Tess' Read it

Movie Review

Movie Review: 'Second Best'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 21, 1994

Movie Review: 'Pulp Fiction'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 21, 1994

Movie Review: 'The Scout'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 21, 1994

Movie Review: 'The River Wild'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 21, 1994

Movie Review: 'Bullets Over Broadway'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 21, 1994
Gangsters, dames, backstage shenanigans -- and, best of all, true wit. This roaring '20s farce rediscovers Woody Allen at play. Read it

Movie Review: 'The Specialist'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 21, 1994
Beauty and The Greased: Stone and Stallone are just good bodies in this action flick Read it

Movie Review: 'The Browning Version'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 21, 1994
Prof and Loss: Finney learns a life lesson in this touching film Read it

Movie Review: 'I Like It Like That'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 21, 1994

Music Article

Brooks and Dunn: Deuce Coup

by Dana Kennedy | Oct 21, 1994
One plus one equals six million records for the boot-scootin' country duo Read it

Love, Still Unlimited

Oct 21, 1994
Barry White's Tips D'Amour Read it

A Jailhouse Crock

by Ken Tucker | Oct 21, 1994
In a well-meaning but slipshod tribute to Elvis, a gaggle of stars return to sender and prove that it wasn't just the songs that ruled — it was the way the King cranked 'em Read it

Music Review

Album Review: 'San Francisco'

by Steven Mirkin | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Rock 'N Roll'

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Lucacentric'

by Devon Jackson | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Blowout Comb'

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Without Walls'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Wah Wah'

by Dimitri Ehrlich | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'The Icon is Love'

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'The Lead and How to Swing It'

by David Hiltbrand | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Word ... Life'

by Tracy E. Hopkins | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Roberta'

by Dimitri Ehrlich | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Promised Land'

by Chuck Eddy | Oct 21, 1994

Album Review: 'Loose'

by Devon Jackson | Oct 21, 1994
Sweet Relief: Musicians love her, and her latest album tells us why Read it

News Article

Freddy's First Fright

Oct 21, 1994
Halloween Hits Read it

A Chilling Effect

Oct 21, 1994
Halloween Hits Read it

See Spot ROM

Oct 21, 1994
Author David Macaulay Read it

Tommy Moe: A Ride on the 'Wild' Side

Oct 21, 1994
Halloween Hits Read it

Leave It To Beavis

by Lois Alter Mark | Oct 21, 1994

Mail

Oct 21, 1994

Flub of the Week

Oct 21, 1994
It's News to Them Read it

Winner Of The Week

Oct 21, 1994
DGC Read it

Where Are They Now?

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 21, 1994
Hot Hollywood projects that got off to a great start — then stalled Read it

An 'American' Defector

Oct 21, 1994
'The American President' has low approval ratings with Robert Redford Read it

Flashes

Oct 21, 1994

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 21, 1994
What the country is talking about this week ... Read it

Winner of the Week

Oct 21, 1994
Don Johnson Read it

Cutesy Tape of the Week

Oct 21, 1994
'Puppy Love!' Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Oct 21, 1994

TV Article

The Week

Oct 21, 1994
A guide to notable programs (times are Eastern daylight and are subject to change) Read it

TV's Gotta Whole Latte Love

Oct 21, 1994
Prime-time coffee klatches Read it

Razing the Highbrows on PBS

Oct 21, 1994
How to put the BS in PBS Read it

TV Show Review: Winning 'Friends'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 21, 1994
Quick pacing, sharp writing, and a crack ensemble cast move the new show from the creators of 'Dream On' ahead of the freshman sitcom pack Read it

TV Review

Reviewing the movie, 'Partners,' on TV's 'Directed By'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 21, 1994
'Partners' in Slime: Peter Weller lays down the law in his directorial debut Read it

The Charts

The Great Pumpkins

Oct 21, 1994
What's on the music chart this week Read it

The Ratings

Medical Miracle

Oct 21, 1994
This week's TV ratings Read it

The Soap Box

'General' Eclectic

by Alan Carter | Oct 21, 1994
Getting to know 'General Hospital''s Sean Kanan Read it

Top Videos

A Hit Out of the 'Park'

Oct 21, 1994
This week's top videos Read it

Video Article

Childrearing Goes Down the Tube

Oct 21, 1994
Kid-care videos we'd like to see Read it

Separated at Worth

Oct 21, 1994
Screen sibling rivalries Read it

Video Review

Video Review: 'The Cowboy Way'

by Michael Sauter | Oct 21, 1994

Video Review: 'Up in Arms'

by Steve Simels | Oct 21, 1994

Video Review: 'Shrunken Heads'

by J.R. Taylor | Oct 21, 1994

Video Review: 'Guyver 2: Dark Hero'

by Glenn Kenny | Oct 21, 1994

Video Review: 'Jit'

by Ty Burr | Oct 21, 1994

Video Review: 'A Better Tomorrow'

by Glenn Kenny | Oct 21, 1994

Video Review: 'High Strung'

by Glenn Kenny | Oct 21, 1994
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