May 31, 1996

Issue #329

Cover Story

Cher plots her next comeback

by Dana Kennedy | May 31, 1996
Cher talks to us about her new album, her new movie, and her love-hate relationship with Hollywood Read it
Magazine Cover (May 31, 1996)

Encore

Duke Ellington is still a star

by David Hajdu | May 31, 1996
Jazz icon battled records companies during his life, but his works are more popular than ever today Read it

10 Stupid Questions

Jonathon Frakes answers 10 Stupid Questions

by Bob Strauss | May 31, 1996
''Star Trek'' actor/director gives us the scoop on the Klingons Read it

Book Article

''The Mummy'' gets bought by 20th Century Fox

by Alexandra Jacobs | May 31, 1996
Anne Rice's 1989 novel set to be directed by James Cameron Read it

Cover Story

Cher plots her next comeback

by Dana Kennedy | May 31, 1996
Cher talks to us about her new album, her new movie, and her love-hate relationship with Hollywood Read it

Digital Review

Gearheads

by Bob Strauss | May 31, 1996

Exploring the Lost Maya

by Peter Kobel | May 31, 1996

Savage: The Ultimate Quest for Survival

by Bob Strauss | May 31, 1996

Internet Review

Cafe Los Negroes

by Don Armstrong | May 31, 1996

Bookwire

by Megan Harlan | May 31, 1996

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

May 31, 1996
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Entertainment news for May 31

by Jeffrey Wells | May 31, 1996
Leonardo DiCaprio eyes ''Titanic'' role Read it

Cannes Film Festival has stars, movies, and nudity

by Anne Thompson | May 31, 1996
''Pillow Talk,'' ''Crash,'' and ''Secrets and Lies'' generate lots of buzz Read it

Ten questions inspired by ''Twister''

by Dave Karger | May 31, 1996
A head-scratcher's guide to a blockbuster that might be better if it only had a brain Read it

Movie Review

Welcome to the Dollhouse

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 31, 1996

Spy Hard

by Owen Gleiberman | May 31, 1996

Heaven's Prisoners

by Ken Tucker | May 31, 1996

Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 31, 1996

Mission: Impossible

by Owen Gleiberman | May 31, 1996

Music Article

Tony Rich puts his success into ''Words''

by Tom Sinclair | May 31, 1996
His hit single ''Nobody Knows'' vaults Rich to VH1 and the Grammys Read it

Olympic-themed songs flood the market

by David Browne | May 31, 1996
Kenny G, Tony Rich, and Boyz II Men are among the artists singing patriotic tunes Read it

Music Review

Mumtaz Mahal

by Josef Woodard | May 31, 1996

Brainchild

by Carter Harris | May 31, 1996

Pure Instinct

by Chuck Eddy | May 31, 1996

Today's Specials

by Mike Flaherty | May 31, 1996

Cowabunga! The Surf Box

by Mike Flaherty | May 31, 1996

Buena Suerte, Senorita

by Alanna Nash | May 31, 1996

Amazing Disgrace

by Tom Sinclair | May 31, 1996

Moods...Moments

by Laura Jamison | May 31, 1996

It's All the Way Live (Now)

by Dimitri Ehrlich | May 31, 1996

Good God's Urge

by Nisid Hajari | May 31, 1996

Living With Ghosts

by Nisid Hajari | May 31, 1996

The Cable Guy

by Mike Flaherty | May 31, 1996

Bringing Down the Horse

by Steven Mirkin | May 31, 1996

Faith

by Dimitri Ehrlich | May 31, 1996

Now & Forever

by Carter Harris | May 31, 1996

Gettin' Out the Good Stuff

by Alanna Nash | May 31, 1996

News Article

How to escape ''Where are They Now?'' status

by Kristen Baldwin | May 31, 1996
Advice for fading '70s stars looking for their own Cher-style comeback Read it

Guide to the Tony Awards

by Jess Cagle | May 31, 1996
We predict big winners to be ''Rent'' and ''Master Class'' Read it

''Copeland'' attracts big name stars

by Tiarra Mukherjee | May 31, 1996
Actors Robert De Niro, Daniel Stern, and others sign up for the upcoming movie Read it

E3 has the future in sight

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, ''Super Mario 64'' take center stage Read it

Celebrities offer commencement addresses

by Anna Holmes | May 31, 1996
Bruce Willis, Steven Spielberg, and Kermit the Frog offer advice for new graduates Read it

Val Kilmer makes enemies in Hollywood

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | May 31, 1996
George Clooney replaces him as lead in upcoming ''Batman and Robin'' Read it

Cybertalk

May 31, 1996
Overhead online the week of May 31 Read it

Entertainment news for May 31

by Cindy Pearlman, Casey Davidson | May 31, 1996
Demi Moore, Sean Penn, and Pierce Brosnan made the news this week Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | May 31, 1996
The 15 hottest topics for the week of May 31 Read it

Monitor

by Chris Nashawaty | May 31, 1996
Celebrity news for the week May 31 Read it

Tony Awards face poor ratings

by Jess Cagle, Steve Daly | May 31, 1996
Tiff with actress Julie Andrews adds to the drama Read it

Websites help studios to promote summer flicks

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996
We take a look at sites for ''Nutty Professor,'' ''Twister,'' ''Mission: Impossible,'' and ''Independence Day'' Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: The Week's Best TV Quotes

May 31, 1996
TV's funniest lines from May 24 to May 30 Read it

TV Article

Chris Rock gets ''Politically Incorrect''

by Maureen Callahan | May 31, 1996
Ex-''SNL'' star boasts a wide range of comedic talents Read it

Greg Kinney may give up ''Later''

by Jessica Shaw | May 31, 1996
Talk is swirling about Jon Stewart taking Kinney's spot Read it

''Mary Tyler Moore Show'' inspires new TV trend

by Jessica Shaw | May 31, 1996
''Suddenly Susan,'' ''Life's Work,'' and ''Townies'' all take inspiration from the classic career girl Read it

TV networks cut short their summer vacation

by Kristen Baldwin, A.J. Jacobs | May 31, 1996
New episodes and new shows like ''L.A. Firefighters'' offer viewers fresh programming Read it

Upcoming TV trends for Fall 1996

by Casey Davidson | May 31, 1996
Look out for the return of '80s stars, relationship drama, and network show-swappings Read it

TV Review

Dave's World

by Ken Tucker | May 31, 1996

Wings

by Ken Tucker | May 31, 1996

Coach

by Ken Tucker | May 31, 1996

Video Article

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

by Peter Gerstenzang | May 31, 1996

Video Review

The Godfather

by Peter Gerstenzang | May 31, 1996

Mistress

by Peter Gerstenzang | May 31, 1996

Bugsy

by Peter Gerstenzang | May 31, 1996

In the Soup

by Peter Gerstenzang | May 31, 1996

52 Pick-Up

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996

Cat Chaser

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996

Valdez is Coming

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996

Stick

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996

Hombre

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996

Get Shorty

by Ty Burr | May 31, 1996

Desire

by J.R. Taylor | May 31, 1996

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

by Steve Simels | May 31, 1996

Michael Jordan: Above & Beyond

by Kate Meyers | May 31, 1996

Babyfever

by Melissa Pierson | May 31, 1996

Wild Bill

by Joe Neumaier | May 31, 1996

Dunston Checks In

by Michael Sauter | May 31, 1996

The Doom Generation

by Glenn Kenny | May 31, 1996