Aug 09, 1996

Issue #339

Cover Story

Heroin becomes the cocaine of the '90s

by Dana Kennedy | Aug 09, 1996
Hollywood is in the grips of a heroin addiction, with Robert Downey Jr. as its latest casualty Read it
Magazine Cover (Aug 09, 1996)

Encore

Billy Joel rocked the USSR in 1987

by Michael Sauter | Aug 09, 1996
The Piano Man won the heart of a nation starved for western rock Read it

Legacy

Claudette Colbert's best performances on video

by Ty Burr | Aug 09, 1996
Introductions to ''Cleopatra,'' ''It Happened One Night,'' ''The Palm Beach Story,'' and more Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Casey Davidson , Anna Holmes | Aug 09, 1996
Celebrity news for the week of August 9 Read it

Style

Vivica Fox's wedding ring inspires a new trend

by Degen Pener | Aug 09, 1996
''Independence Day'' dolphin ring gets a lot of screen time Read it

Trends

Ballroom dancing becomes a hot new trend

by Andrew Essex | Aug 09, 1996
Hollywood takes notice and develops dance-themed films like ''Let It Be Me,'' ''Tango,'' and ''Tropicana'' Read it

Book Article

Roderick Abscombe's new novel has Hollywood's attention

by Alexandra Jacobs | Aug 09, 1996
Kevin Costner is already being considered for the lead of ''Shank'' Read it

Patricia Cornwall lived through real-life drama

by Matthew Flamm | Aug 09, 1996
A hostage situation involving a former FBI agent doesn't hold back the best-selling author Read it

Big Deals

by Alexandra Jacobs | Aug 09, 1996
Chuck D and Douglas Kennedy get book deals Read it

Book Review

Dark Debts

by Gene Lyons | Aug 09, 1996

On Love

Aug 09, 1996

Hope's Cadillac

by Suzanne Ruta | Aug 09, 1996

Roadworks

by Daneet Steffens | Aug 09, 1996

Half A Life: A Memoir

by Margot Mifflin | Aug 09, 1996

Cadillac Jukebox

by Gene Lyons | Aug 09, 1996

Isabel's Bed

Aug 09, 1996

The Gangster of Love

by Margot Mifflin | Aug 09, 1996

A Prime-Time Life

by Dana Kennedy | Aug 09, 1996

Burning Question

Speedo answers our burning question

Aug 09, 1996
What's the deal with the tiny swimsuits? Read it

Cover Story

Heroin becomes the cocaine of the '90s

by Dana Kennedy | Aug 09, 1996
Hollywood is in the grips of a heroin addiction, with Robert Downey Jr. as its latest casualty Read it

Digital Review

Braveheart

by Bob Strauss | Aug 09, 1996

A Return to Love

by Erin Richter | Aug 09, 1996

Internet Review

Nick at Nite's TV Land

by Bruce Forer | Aug 09, 1996

Movie Article

New ''Lolita'' struggles to find a U.S. distributor

by Benjamin Svetkey | Aug 09, 1996
Director Adrian Lyne's film version of the classic book has raised a few eyebrows Read it

Movies about gay relationships still rare

by A.J. Jacobs | Aug 09, 1996
Despite the success of ''The Birdcage,'' getting money for movies is still an uphill battle Read it

Parents' guide for summer movies

by Lois Alter Mark | Aug 09, 1996
''Emma,'' ''Kazaam,'' and more are reviewed with kids in mind Read it

Jennifer Lopez met backlash for her role as ''Selena''

by Dave Karger | Aug 09, 1996
Actress was accused of being the ''wrong kind'' of Latino Read it

Movie Review

Chain Reaction

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 09, 1996

Emma

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 09, 1996

Matilda

by Ty Burr | Aug 09, 1996

Jack

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 09, 1996

Joe's Apartment

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 09, 1996

Kingpin

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 09, 1996

Music Article

LeAnn Rimes has a big voice for a young girl

by Don McLeese | Aug 09, 1996
Newest country star has big plans for her first record, ''Blue'' Read it

Sting mellows in his solo career

by Chris Willman | Aug 09, 1996
Singer's new album, ''Mercury Falling,'' will be a test of his ability to win over audiences Read it

Music Review

Deep in the Blues

by Chip Deffaa | Aug 09, 1996

Highway of Life

by Alanna Nash | Aug 09, 1996

Deadsexy

by Nisid Hajari | Aug 09, 1996

Miracle of Science

by Bob Cannon | Aug 09, 1996

I Love You Always Forever

by Tracey Pepper | Aug 09, 1996

Paranormalized

by Matt Diehl | Aug 09, 1996

Songs for a Blue Guitar

by Josef Woodard | Aug 09, 1996

Paradise Don't Come Cheap

by Tom Sinclair | Aug 09, 1996

A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

by Jon Wiederhorn | Aug 09, 1996

Shape

by Devon Jackson | Aug 09, 1996

Sarala

by Josef Woodard | Aug 09, 1996

Unplugged

by Tom Sinclair | Aug 09, 1996

LifeLines Live

by Alanna Nash | Aug 09, 1996

Beats, Rhymes and Life

by Cheo Tyehimba | Aug 09, 1996

Let Me Entertain You

by Jim Farber | Aug 09, 1996

Wishes

by Jeremy Helligar | Aug 09, 1996

News Article

''The McLaughlin Group'' makes a habit out of cameos

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Aug 09, 1996
Political commentator John McLaughlin gets screen time in ''Dave,'' ''Mission: Impossible,'' and ''Independence Day'' Read it

Burt Fershners plan to shake up New York comedy

by Michael Giltz | Aug 09, 1996
Group from Wisconsin plans to liven up sketch comedy Read it

Mail from our readers

Aug 09, 1996
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Tony Bennett talks to us about Winslow Homer

by Lois Alter Mark | Aug 09, 1996
Singer's upcoming coffee table book, '' What My Heart Has Seen,'' gives him the authority to play art critic for the day Read it

Wendy Liebman looks to animate Comedy Central

by Heidi Siegmund Cuda | Aug 09, 1996
Stand-up comedian has big plans for a new show, album, and movies Read it

Regional stars who are poised to break out

Aug 09, 1996
We give you the heads up on the best regional singer, band, storyteller, and more Read it

CD-ROM games might have wider appeal on the big screen

by Bob Strauss | Aug 09, 1996
''Fox Hunt,'' ''Spycraft,'' and more are being considered for wider release with a much higher cost Read it

Entertainment news for the week of August 9

by Cindy Pearlman, Steve Daly | Aug 09, 1996
Jennifer Aniston, Molly Ringwald, and Jason Alexander made the news this week Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Aug 09, 1996
The 15 hottest topics the week of August 9 Read it

Anton Corbijn turns his lens on celebs

by Degen Pener | Aug 09, 1996
Jodie Foster, Johnny Depp, Kurt Cobain, and more are exposed as humans in the his new book ''Star Trak'' Read it

Three Stooges now on tape

by Glenn Kenny | Aug 09, 1996
Anarchy reigns with Larry, Moe, Curly, and slapstick Read it

Random Quote

Overheard at the TV Critics press tour

Aug 09, 1996
Words of wisdom from Jeff Foxworthy, Larry Hagman, and more Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: the week's best TV quotes

Aug 09, 1996
TV's funniest lines from August 2 to August 9 Read it

TV Article

TV networks stage their fall preview

by A.J. Jacobs | Aug 09, 1996
The stars of ''Cosby,'' ''Spin City,'' ''Suddenly Susan,'' and more make an appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour Read it

Olympic medal moments

by Bruce Fretts | Aug 09, 1996
EW ranks the best and worst moments of the Games Read it

TV Review

Atlanta Olympics

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 09, 1996

Video Review

Dangerous Encounters

by Ira Robbins | Aug 09, 1996

Cops: Too Hot for TV!

by Ira Robbins | Aug 09, 1996

I Want My MTV

by Ira Robbins | Aug 09, 1996

The Children of Noisy Village

by Lawrence O'Toole | Aug 09, 1996

Skyscraper

by J.R. Taylor | Aug 09, 1996

This Sporting Life

by Steve Simels | Aug 09, 1996

Girl 6

by Melissa Pierson | Aug 09, 1996

Executive Decision

by Ty Burr | Aug 09, 1996

Tales of Manhattan

by Lawrence O'Toole | Aug 09, 1996
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