Nov 25, 1994

Issue #250

Cover Story

Why movie ratings don't work

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 25, 1994
We look at the history of the antiquated system that created controversy for "Jason's Lyric," "Clerks," and "Midnight Cowboy" Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 25, 1994)

Encore

How Band Aid fought African famine

by Laura C. Smith | Nov 25, 1994
Bob Geldof's supergroup raised millions of dollars for the drought stricken Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Jessica Shaw, Casey Davidson | Nov 25, 1994
Celebrity news for the week of November 24, 1994 Read it

Book Article

The latest in kids' books

Nov 25, 1994
See what we thought of "Museum Shapes," "Three Golden Keys," and "Zeke Pippin." Read it

Shadoe Stevens writes a book

by Heather Keets | Nov 25, 1994
The ex-deejay takes his voice to the page in ''Doc and the Button-Sided Hooeys'' Read it

Drawing pays off for William Steig

by Leonard S. Marcus | Nov 25, 1994
Critics and kids love the vibrant worlds the cartoonist creates Read it

Forrest Gump's other half

by Maria Ricapito | Nov 25, 1994
Winston Groom works on a sequel to the Gump saga Read it

What I'm Reading: Richard Preston

Nov 25, 1994
The author of "The Hot Zone" loves "Jennie," "Corelli's Mandolin," and "Bravo to Zero" Read it

Poetry from William M. Kunstler

by Matthew Flamm | Nov 25, 1994
The radical lawyer shares his thoughts on all things political, in sonnet form Read it

Book Review

B-Boy Blues

by Heather Keets | Nov 25, 1994

China White

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Nov 25, 1994

Happy Trails: Our Life Story

by D.A. Ball | Nov 25, 1994

First Encounters: A Book of Memorable Meetings

by Margot Mifflin | Nov 25, 1994

MGM Posters: The Golden Years

by Erica K. Cardozo | Nov 25, 1994

Star Trek Movie Memories

by Albert Kim | Nov 25, 1994

From Fields of Gold

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 25, 1994

Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 25, 1994

Cover Story

Why movie ratings don't work

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 25, 1994
We look at the history of the antiquated system that created controversy for "Jason's Lyric," "Clerks," and "Midnight Cowboy" Read it

Digital Review

The Lion King

by Bob Strauss | Nov 25, 1994

Yes: Active

by Ty Burr | Nov 25, 1994

Internet Review

Hotwired

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 25, 1994

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 25, 1994
The 15 hottest topics the week of November 25, 1994 Read it

Laserdisc Review

Night of the Living Dead

by Steve Simels | Nov 25, 1994

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Nov 25, 1994
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Bond's latest girl

by Maria Ricapito | Nov 25, 1994
Eva Herzigova will play the femme fatale in ''Goldeneye'' Read it

Autumn's lackluster box office

by Anne Thompson | Nov 25, 1994
Why ''Quiz Show'' failed while ''Pulp Fiction'' soared Read it

Ratings Through the Years

by Beth Pinsker | Nov 25, 1994
From "Midnight Cowboy" to "Sixteen Candles", a sample of the most noteworthy ratings controversies Read it

Samuel L. Jackson slays the competition

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 25, 1994
The actor talks about life after "Pulp Fiction" and how he's keeping busy Read it

Elijah Wood grows up

by Ty Burr | Nov 25, 1994
"The War" star shares his thoughts on acting, directing, and girls Read it

Killing off Captain Kirk

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 25, 1994
We dream up alternative ways to off William Shatner's character Read it

Promotional popcorn

by Casey Davidson | Nov 25, 1994
''Dumb and Dumber'' and ''Don Juan DeMarco'' will soon grace popcorn bags Read it

"Interview With a Vampire"'s Big Opening

by Jeff Gordinier | Nov 25, 1994
How the film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt turned negative press into Box Office Gold Read it

"Crusade" brings together unlikely comrades

by Cindy Pearlman | Nov 25, 1994
Studios talk shop with Arnold Schwarzenegger about dream project Read it

Movie Review

Star Trek: Generations

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 25, 1994

Junior

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 25, 1994

Vanya on 42nd Street

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 25, 1994

Heavenly Creatures

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 25, 1994

Music Article

The latest in reissues

by Ken Tucker | Mar 03, 2000
See what we thought of albums by Don Covay, King Curtis, Chuck Willis, and Ivory Joe Hunter Read it

The new trend in CD covers

by Michele Romero | Nov 25, 1994
Ween, The Black Crowes and Material Issue show midriffs on their latest albums Read it

What makes a great album cover?

by David Browne | Nov 25, 1994
We look at the history of album art from the Velvet Underground and the Rolling stones to Nirvana and Prince Read it

Punk moves to San Francisco

by Jeff Gordinier | Nov 25, 1994
Big labels court artists like Jawbreaker and Rancid Read it

Music Review

These Blues

by Chip Deffaa | Nov 25, 1994

Live in Montreux

by Chip Deffaa | Nov 25, 1994

Another Thought

by Josef Woodard | Nov 25, 1994

Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana

by Ty Burr | Nov 25, 1994

Electric Rock Music

by Devon Jackson | Nov 25, 1994

Orange

by Michele Romero | Nov 25, 1994

MTV Party to Go, Vol. VI

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 25, 1994

Songs for the Daily Planet

by Bob Cannon | Nov 25, 1994

My Life

by Tracy E. Hopkins | Nov 25, 1994

Love and Honor

by Bob Cannon | Nov 25, 1994

Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan?

by Daneet Steffens | Nov 25, 1994

On the Move

by David Hiltbrand | Nov 25, 1994

Turbulent Indigo

by Ken Tucker | Nov 25, 1994

Dead Dog's Eyeball: Songs of Daniel Johnston

by Steven Mirkin | Nov 25, 1994

Lookin' Back at Myself

by Alanna Nash | Nov 25, 1994

Unclean Beaver

by David Browne | Nov 25, 1994

Bootlegs & B-Sides

by James Bernard | Nov 25, 1994

Time Traveller

by David Browne | Nov 25, 1994

This Way Out

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 25, 1994

News Article

Oprah's eatery sticks with rich dishes

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 25, 1994
Eating at the Eccentric is different from ''In the Kitchen with Rosie'' Read it

Cybermania '94: The Ultimate Gamer Awards

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 25, 1994
What we thought of the ''award show'' that featured Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Leslie Nielsen Read it

This week in Multimedia News

by Albert Kim | Nov 25, 1994
"The Wall: A Living Memorial," "Demolition Man," and "Night Trap" made news the week of November 25, 1994 Read it

David Cassidy spills some secrets

by Cindy Pearlman | Nov 25, 1994
The former teen dream tells us about writing music, losing ''Partridge Family'' memorabilia, and being superstitious Read it

Batman: The Animated Series

by Marc Bernardin | Apr 03, 1998
This cartoon is worth re-watching. Read it

The Soap Box: Tuc Watkins

by Alan Carter | Nov 25, 1994
The "One Life to Live" star talks about his sex appeal Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: The week's best TV Quotes

Nov 25, 1994
TV's funniest lines from Nov 18-24, 1994 Read it

TV Article

Joey Lawrence goes to college

by Dan Snierson | Nov 25, 1994
The ''Blossom'' star talks about attending USC Read it

Behind Nickelodeon's ''U to U''

by George Mannes | Nov 25, 1994
How the kid network's new interactive show is woo-ing viewers Read it

The Top 10 Best and Worst shows for kid viewers

by Susan Stewart | Nov 25, 1994
From ''My So-Called Life'' to ''Beavis and Butthead,'' what your kids should and shouldn't be watching Read it

''Married With Children'''s legacy

by A.J. Jacobs | Nov 25, 1994
The Bundys carved out a spot in television history Read it

Remembering Pedro Zamora

by Jess Cagle | Nov 25, 1994
''The Real World'' star's legacy lives on after his death Read it

Mom's not home on "Full House," "My Three Sons," and "My Two Dads"

by Erica K. Cardozo | Nov 25, 1994
We ask Dr. Will Miller to examine the trend of the motherless sitcom Read it

Paul Gross of ''Due South''

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 25, 1994
The Canadian actor opens up about his do-gooder character Read it

TV Review

Fatherland

by Ken Tucker | Nov 25, 1994

Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld

by Ken Tucker | Nov 25, 1994

The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.

by Ken Tucker | Nov 25, 1994

Christy

by Ken Tucker | Nov 25, 1994

Video Article

The latest in kids' video

by Kenneth M. Chanko | Nov 25, 1994
See what we thought of "Little Buddha," "Clifford," and "The Flintstones" Read it

Kathie Lee's Testament

by Heather Keets | Nov 25, 1994
The talk show host prefers Bible-related videos for her kids Read it

Good Times Entertainment copies Disney

by Steve Daly | Nov 25, 1994
The copycat company's videos look eerily like those from Walt Disney's vault. Read it

Richard Gere's film highlights

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 18, 1996
We take a closer look at ''Primal Fear,'' ''American Gigolo,'' and ''Internal Affairs'' Read it

Film compilations of a different kind

by Tim Purtell | Nov 25, 1994
Would film anthologies about typing and sleeping be as captivating as those about singing and dancing? Read it

Pamela Anderson's favorite videos

Nov 25, 1994
The ''Baywatch'' babe tells us about her favorite films Read it

Video Review

That's Entertainment, Part 2

by Roy Hemming | Nov 25, 1994

That's Dancing!

by Roy Hemming | Nov 25, 1994

That's Entertainment! III

by Roy Hemming | Nov 25, 1994

Cross Road: The Video

by Amy Linden | Nov 25, 1994

Germinal

by Lawrence O'Toole | Nov 25, 1994

Last Time Out

by Michael Sauter | Nov 25, 1994

Sympathy For The Devil

by Amy Linden | Nov 25, 1994

White Mile

by Michelle Woodson | Nov 25, 1994

Inner Sanctum 2

by J.R. Taylor | Nov 25, 1994

El Cid

by Steve Daly | Nov 25, 1994

That's Entertainment!

by Roy Hemming | Nov 25, 1994

Big Ones You Can Look At

by Steve Simels | Nov 25, 1994

Videogame Review

Snatcher

by Bob Strauss | Nov 25, 1994
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