Oct 17, 1997

Issue #401

Cover Story

'King of the Hill'arity

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 17, 1997
Inside: Hank tells you whut about lawn care Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 17, 1997)

Best-sellers

'World' Domination

Oct 17, 1997
This week's best-sellers list Read it

Biz

Divine (TV) Profits

by Joe Flint | Oct 17, 1997
'Touched by an Angel' and other Big Four dramas are grabbing record fees for cable resurrection. If only guarantees for ratings success were as high as the prices. Read it

Cybertalk

It's Ellementary

Oct 17, 1997
Star quotes from around the web Read it

Encore

'Bonfire' Rages as the Market Dives

by Alexandra Jacobs | Oct 17, 1997
A decade ago, 'The Bonfire of the Vanities' took stock of a crashing era Read it

Time Capsule / Oct. 19, 1987

by Alexandra Jacobs | Oct 17, 1997

Review

Video Review: 'Double Team'

by Ty Burr | Oct 17, 1997

Video Review: 'Night Falls On Manhattan'

by Michael Sauter | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: '...first Do No Harm'

by Michael Sauter | Oct 17, 1997

Scene

All the Young Dudes

Oct 17, 1997
Inside the 'The House of Yes' and 'A Life Less Ordinary' premiere parties Read it

10 Stupid Questions

Psychic Friend's Guesswork

by Rob Brunner | Oct 17, 1997
10 Stupid Questions with Dionne Warwick Read it

Book Article

Headliner of the Week

Oct 17, 1997
'A Tabloid History of the World' Read it

The Browser

Oct 17, 1997
Opening lines from recently published books Read it

New in Paperback

Oct 17, 1997

Carr Talk

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 17, 1997
The 'Alienist' author makes a new killing with 'Angel of Darkness', but Caleb Carr is still shooting blanks in Hollywood Read it

Yearning to Trawl

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 17, 1997
Seafaring Author Clive Cussler Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'Road Kill: A Novel'

by Gene Lyons | Oct 17, 1997

Book Review: 'Cravings: A Sensual Memoir'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Oct 17, 1997

Book Review: 'Cain'

by Gene Lyons | Oct 17, 1997

Book Review: 'Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Oct 17, 1997

Book Reviews: 'A Thousand Acres'; 'The Ice Storm'; 'Washington Square'; 'L.A. Confidential'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 1997
Buy the Book: Great novels seldom make great movies, while not-so-hot potboilers often do. This fall, however, one superb adaptation actually lives up to its searing source material. Read it

Between the Lines

Oct 17, 1997
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Book Review: 'Toward the End of Time'

by L.S. Klepp | Oct 17, 1997
Grave New World: John Updike, venerable chronicler of suburban ennui, takes a stab at science fiction Read it

Box Office

Murder by Numbers

Oct 17, 1997
This week's box office numbers Read it

Cover Story

'King of the Hill'arity

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 17, 1997
Inside: Hank tells you whut about lawn care Read it

Movie Article

Needs Improvement: A Special Dreamworks Report Card

by Josh Young | Oct 17, 1997
Dreamworks was created by Hollywood's best and brightest. With its first film, 'The Peacemaker', finally up on screens, how does the company measure up? Read it

Recipe for Success: 'Soul Food'

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 17, 1997
With the surprise hit, Fox finds the ingredients for a winning portrait of the black middle class Read it

His Cheatin' Art

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Oct 17, 1997
'Soul Food' Costar Michael Beach Read it

Closing Their 'Eyes Wide Shut'

by Dave Karger | Oct 17, 1997
Stanley Kubrick will do what he wants, when he wants Read it

Reel World

Oct 17, 1997
This week in Hollywood Read it

It's 'Show' Time

Oct 17, 1997
Will Jim Carrey be enough to draw audiences in for 'The Truman Show'? Read it

Movie Review

Movie Review: 'Boogie Nights'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: 'Seven Years in Tibet'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: 'Kiss the Girls'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: 'U-Turn'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: 'Rocket Man'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: 'Gang Related'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: 'The Locusts'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 1997

Movie Review: 'Washington Square'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 17, 1997
Urbane Renewal: Henry James' classic tale of metropolitan mores comes vibrantly to life Read it

Movie Review: 'The House of Yes'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 1997
Parker Posey plays a girl who just can't say no in this dark comedy of forbidden love Read it

Music Article

Winner of the Week

Oct 17, 1997
Melissa Etheridge Read it

Class Trip-Hop: Portishead

by Rob Brunner | Oct 17, 1997
The band follows 'Dummy' with a smart new disc Read it

Music Review

Album Review: 'Aquarium'

by David Browne | Oct 17, 1997
'Barbie Girl' Crazy: A playfully salacious single from Swedish popsters Aqua has captured the imaginations of the 10-year-old set. But it's one toy story that has Mattel calling out its soldiers. Read it

Album Review: 'To Make Me Who I Am'

by Josef Woodard | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'Bean — The Album'

by Chuck Eddy | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'El Corazon'

by Scott Schinder | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'GO!'

by Wook Kim | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'Good Feeling'

by Tom Lanham | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'Much Afraid'

by Matt Diehl | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'The Deram Anthology 1966-1968'

by Scott Schinder | Oct 17, 1997

Music Review: 'Love Gets Me Every Time'

by Alanna Nash | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'Tone Soul Evolution'

by Rob Brunner | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'Ugly Beautiful'

by Steven Mirkin | Oct 17, 1997

Music Review: 'Come As You Are'

by Matt Diehl | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'Nimrod'

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 17, 1997

Album Review: 'Phenomenon'

by Jim Farber | Oct 17, 1997
The autobiographical 'Phenomenon' makes compelling music out of LL Cool J's ascent from abused kid to rap pioneer to role model Read it

News Article

Mail

Oct 17, 1997

Web Wonders for Intrepid Tykes

by Lois Alter Mark | Oct 17, 1997
A wary mom finally lets her kids visit the Internet, where they find plenty of wholesome fun, games, and — yes — education Read it

Loser of the Week

Oct 17, 1997
Powers Boothe Read it

Flashes

Oct 17, 1997
News and Notes Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 17, 1997
What the country is talking about this week ... Read it

Monitor

by Anna Holmes | Oct 17, 1997
Brendan Fraser's engagement and the birth of Heather Locklear's first child made the news the week of Oct. 17 Read it

Curio of the Week

Oct 17, 1997
Marv's Last Call Read it

Speaking Frankly

Oct 17, 1997
The Sinatras squabble online Read it

Hear and Now

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 17, 1997
This week on the music beat Read it

Making the Grade on the Average

Oct 17, 1997
So far, DreamWorks has yet to impress us Read it

Hollywood's Sweatiest Actors

Oct 17, 1997
How many sports can they fake? Read it

'Toon-Town Tour

by Gary Eng Walk | Oct 17, 1997
Visiting the Simpsons on CD-ROM Read it

Random Quote

Random Quote

Oct 17, 1997
Tori Spelling Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Oct 17, 1997

TV Article

The Guest List

Oct 17, 1997
Look Who's on The Couch This Week (subject to change) Read it

We'll Tell You Whut

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 17, 1997
Talkin' a la 'King' — and A-to-Z Glossary Read it

Back in Business: Fred Savage

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 17, 1997
After a four-year layoff, 'The Wonder Years' actor plunges into TV once again Read it

Sherry Stringfield, the Goodbye Girl

by Dana Kennedy | Oct 17, 1997
SThe inner-peace-seeking actress has no regrets: after bailing out of 'NYPD Blue' and getting a much-needed discharge from 'ER', she somehow still manages to have both an unconventional career and the last laugh Read it

What to Watch

by Kristen Baldwin | Oct 17, 1997
A day-to-day guide to notable programs (times are Eastern daylight and are subject to change) Read it

Remote Patrol: Keeping a watch on TV

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 17, 1997
Can the Emmy-winning creator of 'Law and Order' really be the mind behind 'Players'? Read it

Winner of the Week

Oct 17, 1997
Tim Allen Read it

On the Air

by Joe Flint | Oct 17, 1997
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

The 'Bad' Boy of 'Baywatch'

by Dan Snierson | Oct 17, 1997
David Chokachi trades in his speedo for a TV movie Read it

Choice Reruns

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 17, 1997

'Wonder' Bred

by Dan Snierson | Oct 17, 1997
With Fred Savage returning to series TV, what better time to reminisce about 'The Wonder Years'? Read it

TV Review

TV Show Reviews: 'Suddenly Susan'; 'Fired Up'; 'Caroline in the City'; 'The Naked Truth'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 17, 1997
Women's Glib: NBC aims to tackle 'Monday Night Football' with a heavy hit of estrogen. But the Peacock's quartet of single-white-female sitcoms lets the team down by fumbling for laughs. Read it

TV Show Review: 'The Big Show With Keith Olbermann'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 17, 1997
Keeping Tabs: Smart-aleck Olbermann is just what an excessively sensationalistic MSNBC needs Read it

The Charts

Burning 'Bridges'

Oct 17, 1997
This week on the music charts Read it

Pants on Fire

Oct 17, 1997
This week's rental charts Read it

The Ratings

Instant 'Dharma'

Oct 17, 1997

Video Article

Size Matters

by Chris Willman | Oct 17, 1997
With TV sets getting bigger and superwide-screen movies staging a comeback in theaters, at long last letterboxing points toward the shape of video to come. Read it

Coming Soon

Oct 17, 1997
Movies coming to a store near you Read it

Princess Di Documentaries

Oct 17, 1997
Lady of the Tapes Read it

Video Review

Video Reviews: 'Breakdown'; 'Duel'; 'The Vanishing'

by Ty Burr | Oct 17, 1997
Median Cool: 'Breakdown' may be the best studio B movie in a while, but Kurt Russell's desert odyssey doesn't outpace the films that inspired it. Read it

What Ever Happened To

Tom Wolfe

Oct 17, 1997
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