Nov 08, 1996

Issue #352

Cover Story

'Ransom' Notes

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 08, 1996
Mel Gibson and Rene Russo hold audiences hostage Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 08, 1996)

Encore

Phil Donahue Dawns on Daytime

by Kate Meyers | Nov 08, 1996
A clean-cut host broke the rules of television in 1967 Read it

Mail

Mail from our readers

Nov 08, 1996
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on Liam Neeson, Van Halen, and more Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Tom Sinclair, Anna Holmes | Nov 08, 1996
Bob Hope's leaving NBC and Paula Abdul's wedding made news the week of November 8, 1996 Read it

Book Article

Partnership of the Week

Nov 08, 1996
JFK Jr. and Villard Read it

Books as Movies

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 08, 1996
How 'The First Wives Club,' 'The Grass Harp,' 'Jude,' and 'The Chamber' measure up against the novels they're based on Read it

10 Stupid Questions

by A.J. Jacobs | Nov 08, 1996
The former PTL Club member talks about her new book Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'Nearly Roadkill'

by Ty Burr | Nov 08, 1996

Book Review: 'Legal Tender'

by Gene Lyons | Nov 08, 1996

Book Review: 'In a Pig's Ear'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Nov 08, 1996

Book Review: 'It's Not a Pretty Sight'

by Nikki Amdur | Nov 08, 1996

Cover Story

'Ransom' Notes

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 08, 1996
Mel Gibson and Rene Russo hold audiences hostage Read it

Digital Review

Internet Review

Website Review: 'The Janice Malone Show'

by Chris Nutter | Nov 08, 1996

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 08, 1996
The 15 hottest topics the week of November 8, 1996 Read it

Laserdisc Review

Laserdisc Review: 'El Cid'

by Steve Simels | Nov 08, 1996

Movie Article

Revisionist of the Week

Nov 08, 1996
Geena Davis Read it

Coincidence of the Week

Nov 08, 1996
A 'Close' Call Read it

George Clooney vs. the Paparazzi

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 08, 1996
The 'ER' star takes on tabloid TV Read it

It's 'Pulp Fiction' vs. 'Romeo and Juliet'

Nov 08, 1996
Who put the 'Pulp' in 'Romeo'? Read it

Music Article

Casserole of the Week

Nov 08, 1996
'Hot Tuna in a Can' Read it

'Babyface' rises

by Dana Kennedy | Nov 08, 1996
Pop maestro Kenneth Edmonds is poised for his 'Day' in the sun Read it

Jackson's 'Ghosts'

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 08, 1996
Singer Michael creates a 'Thriller'ish short film Read it

A Rock and Roll Referendum

by Ethan Smith | Nov 08, 1996
A look at the laws concerning the music industry we feel should be passed Read it

Opera to big screen

by Dave Karger | Nov 08, 1996
From 'Rent' to 'Aida,' Hollywood embraces a classic medium Read it

Political Pop Music

by David Browne | Nov 08, 1996
From Joan Osborne's 'Early Recordings' to Reba McEntire's 'What If It's You,' a look at recent releases with a government bent Read it

Music Review

Music Review: 'Definition of a Band'

by Jeremy Helligar | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Among My Swan'

by Nisid Hajari | Nov 08, 1996

Music Single Review: 'Angel'

by Ken Tucker | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Archaeology'

by Chris Willman | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Who Can You Trust?'

by Josef Woodard | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Blend'

by Chuck Eddy | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Unchained'

by Alanna Nash | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Best of the Beast'

by David Grad | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Medianoche'

by Steve Futterman | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Ride the Fader'

by Ethan Smith | Nov 08, 1996

Music Review: 'Ironman'

by Ken Tucker | Nov 08, 1996

Music Reviews: 'Spirit'; 'The Family That Plays Together'; 'Clear Spirit'; 'Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus'

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 08, 1996
From 'The Family That Plays Together' to 'Clear Spirit,' a look at some of the west coast band's reissues Read it

Music Single Review: 'Pony'

by Matt Diehl | Nov 08, 1996

News Article

Scene

Nov 08, 1996
Jetting from the VH1 Fashion Awards to the Carousel of Hope Ball, the celebrities are beginning to resemble FedEx packages Read it

TV on the Net

by Bob Strauss | Nov 08, 1996
Two new websites are modeling themselves after the big networks Read it

Cybertalk

Nov 08, 1996
The best internet quotes from the week of November 8, 1996 Read it

Flashes

by David Poland | Nov 08, 1996
The top entertainment news for the week of November 8, 1996 Read it

Candidate's Entertainment Picks

by Benjamin Svetkey, Chris Nashawaty | Nov 08, 1996
EW polls Bob Dole and Bill Clinton about favorite movies, CDs, and more Read it

TV Article

Winner of the Week

Nov 08, 1996
Fox Read it

'Cybill' Quibbles

by Dan Snierson | Nov 08, 1996
Actress Shepherd's show has lost five producers and three writers in two months Read it

'Law and Order''s Carey Lowell

by Ken Tucker | Nov 08, 1996
The former 'License to Kill' Bond girl lights up the courtroom drama Read it

Anatomy of a Rumor

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 08, 1996
News that Jay Leno purchased Elvis's former motorcycle proves untrue Read it

'ER''s Gloria Reuben

by Bret Watson | Nov 08, 1996
The actress's HIV-positive nurse puts stereotypes to the test Read it

Sound Bites

Nov 08, 1996
The top TV quotes from the week of November 8, 1996 Read it

Diane Sawyer's Prime Time

by Jess Cagle | Nov 08, 1996
An exclusive interview with the hottest property in TV news Read it

TV Review

TV Show Review: 'Millennium'

by Ken Tucker | Nov 08, 1996

TV Show Review: 'Early Edition'

by Ken Tucker | Nov 08, 1996

TV Show Review: 'ER'

by Ken Tucker | Nov 08, 1996
New show makes good, ratings soar, and then the inevitable fall from grace, right? Not so with this doc drama. Here's why the third-year resident is still at the top of its class. Read it

Video Review

Video Reviews: 'Angels with Dirty Faces'; 'A Place in the Sun'; 'I Want to Live!'; 'In Cold Blood'; 'The Detective'

by David Everitt | Nov 08, 1996
Death Row Becomes Them: Capital-punishment performances Read it

George Burns and Gracie Allen

by David Hadju | Nov 08, 1996
From 'Six of a Kind' to 'Here Comes Cookie,' a look at actors George and Gracie's work over the years Read it

Video Review: 'Lover's Knot'

by Melissa Pierson | Nov 08, 1996

Video Review: 'Stealing Beauty'

by Joe Neumaier | Nov 08, 1996

Video Review: 'Spy Hard'

by Ty Burr | Nov 08, 1996

Video Review: 'Jane Eyre'

by Marion Hart | Nov 08, 1996

Video Reviews: 'The Nutty Professor's

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 08, 1996
We compare Eddie Murphy's recent version with the 1963 Jerry Lewis original Read it

Video Review: 'Last Dance'

by Melissa Pierson | Nov 08, 1996

Videogame Review