Oct 24, 1997

Issue #402

Cover Story

Ordinary People in 'A Life Less Ordinary'

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 24, 1997
The 'Trainspotting' trio sell out -- sort of -- with this odd romance Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 24, 1997)

Best-sellers

'Sun' Worshippers

Oct 24, 1997
This week's best-sellers list Read it

Biz

ESPN, the 'Center' of Attention

by Dan Snierson | Oct 24, 1997
With assists from athletes and celebs, ESPN is scoring big points with its clever 'SportsCenter' commercials Read it

Cybertalk

Sheik, Rattle, Roll

Oct 24, 1997
Celeb quotes from around the Web Read it

Encore

Cycle Crash Kills Duane Allman

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 24, 1997
One of rock's most celebrated young artists died suddenly 26 years ago Read it

Obituary

Take Me Home: John Denver 1943-1997

by Alanna Nash | Oct 24, 1997
He called himself a country boy, but the singer's feel-good music sent him around the world — and down some rocky roads Read it

Scene

Peep Shows: at the premiere of 'Boogie Nights' and 'Seven Years in Tibet'

by Tricia Laine | Oct 24, 1997
The celeb excitement is almost palpable Read it

Book Article

Finance Guide of the Week

Oct 24, 1997
'The Rich and Famous Money Book: Investment Strategies of Leading Celebrities' Read it

Between the Lines

by Alexandra Jacobs | Oct 24, 1997
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'Book'

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 24, 1997

Book Review: 'Memoirs of a Geisha'

by Suzanne Ruta | Oct 24, 1997

Book Review: 'News of the Spirit'

by Gene Lyons | Oct 24, 1997

Book Review: 'Crazy from the Heat'

by Dan Snierson | Oct 24, 1997
Roth to a Flame: Whether he's bragging about his offstage conquests or reliving his split(s) with Van Halen, David Lee Roth jumps into the hot seat in his recently published autobiography Read it

Box Office

Peak's Performance

Oct 24, 1997
This week's box office numbers Read it

Cover Story

Ordinary People in 'A Life Less Ordinary'

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 24, 1997
The 'Trainspotting' trio sell out -- sort of -- with this odd romance Read it

From the Past

Meet Charlize Theron, ''Devil's Advocate'' starlet (1997)

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 21, 2005
Tattooed, titillating, and tasty as hell, 22-year-old newcomer Charlize Theron burns up the screen in 'The Devil's Advocate' (1997) Read it

Movie Article

Admit Two

by Dave Karger | Oct 24, 1997
Movies within movies is the new movie Read it

Manhattan Rocks: New York Film Festival

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 24, 1997
Want skiing? Go to Sundance. Want starlets? Hit Cannes. Want politeness? Try Toronto. But for a select blend of prestige cinema, drink in the New York Film Festival. Read it

'Powers' That Be

by Kristen Baldwin, Jessica Shaw | Oct 24, 1997
Austin Powers is coming back for more Read it

Movie Review

Movie Review: 'Playing God'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 1997
Lord knows why David Duchovny chose this bloody awful feature as his first post-'X-Files' movie Read it

Movie Review: 'The Devil's Advocate'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 1997
Satanic Versus: Junior lawyer Keanu Reeves confronts vice, greed, and a sinfully over-the-top Al Pacino Read it

Movie Review: 'Washington Square'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'The House of Yes'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'Most Wanted'

by Ty Burr | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'The MatchMaker'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'Rocketman'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'Boogie Nights'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'Paradise Road'

by Denise Lanctot | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 1997
Killing Time: The young and the restless scream and pout in this latest horror flick Read it

Movie Review: 'The Edge'

by Michael Sauter | Oct 24, 1997
The Claws in His Contract: Kodiak killer of 'The Edge' Read it

Music Article

Denver Nuggets

Oct 24, 1997
John Denver: select discography Read it

Radiohead Trip

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 24, 1997
Looking to build on the Stateside success of their 1993 hit "Creep," the band did the only thing they could: make a great — and inaccessible — new LP Read it

Hear and Now

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 24, 1997
This week on the music beat Read it

Pitchman of the Week

Oct 24, 1997
Johnny Cash Read it

1900th Nervous Breakdown

by Chris Willman | Oct 24, 1997
A Rolling Stones set list Read it

Take That was Then, This is Now

Oct 24, 1997
A U.K. teen idol drops a few pounds — and his mates Read it

The Thrill is Gone

by David Browne | Oct 24, 1997
The once seemed invincible. But let's face it — many of our '80s pop heroes have stopped making sense. EW explores why. Read it

Music Review

Album Review: 'Porgy and Bess'

by Steve Futterman | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'South Mouth'

by Alanna Nash | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'Brand New'

by David Browne | Oct 24, 1997

Music Review: 'Lounge-A-Palooza'

by Steven Mirkin | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'Urban Rapsody'

by Cheo Tyehimba | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'Lets Get Killed'

by David Browne | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'Casanova'

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'The Ice Opinion'

by Matt Diehl | Oct 24, 1997

Music Review: 'Ballad of Cleo & Joe'

by Bob Cannon | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'Big Time'

by Alanna Nash | Oct 24, 1997

Album Review: 'I'm Not Following You'

by Scott Schinder | Oct 24, 1997

Soundtrack Review: 'The Ice Storm'

by Steven Mirkin | Oct 24, 1997

New Releases

Movie Review: 'Fast, Cheap and Out of Control'

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 24, 1997

New in Paperback

New in Paperback

Oct 24, 1997

News Article

Mail

Oct 24, 1997

Sites of the Living Dead

Oct 24, 1997
In the cyberworld, ghosts, ghouls, and gore are horribly plentiful Read it

Winner of the Week

Oct 24, 1997
Chevy Chase Read it

Mad about Judaism

by Kristen Baldwin, Jessica Shaw | Oct 24, 1997
From the Material Girl to Liz Taylor, more stars are exploring the mystical kabbalah Read it

What Was Your Best Costume?

Oct 24, 1997
EW asks, Hollywood answers Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 24, 1997
What the country is talking about this week ... Read it

Monitor

by Anna Holmes | Oct 24, 1997
Lucy Lawless's engagement and Angela Bassett's wedding made news the week of Oct. 24 Read it

Extra! Extra!

Oct 24, 1997
Hungry for stardom, a starving actor goes to Hollywood but finds only grit and gristle Read it

Quote of the Week

Oct 24, 1997
Her 2-D Ideal Read it

Burning Question: Michael Bolton's hair

by Dave Karger | Oct 24, 1997

Online Events

Oct 24, 1997
All listings are Eastern daylight and are subject to change Read it

Reel World

Oct 24, 1997
This week in Hollywood Read it

The Ice Storm

Oct 24, 1997
'Titanic' on the Web Read it

TV Article

What to Watch

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 24, 1997
A day-to-day guide to notable programs (times are Eastern standard and are subject to change) Read it

The Guest List

Oct 24, 1997
Look Who's on The Couch This Week (subject to change) Read it

Credits Check: Preshow Hits and Misses

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 24, 1997
Grading this season's new opening sequences Read it

Choice Reruns

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 24, 1997
'The Gong Show' Read it

TV Review

TV Show Review: 'Ellen'

by Ken Tucker | Oct 24, 1997
Girl's Night Out: Now that she's no longer in the sitcom closet, Ellen DeGeneres is having a gay old time. But will a nervous ABC rain on her parade? Read it

On the Air

by Joe Flint | Oct 24, 1997
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

The Charts

Don't Tread on Jim

Oct 24, 1997
This week's rental charts Read it

National 'Velvet'

Oct 24, 1997
This week on the Billboard charts Read it

Time Capsule

OCT. 29, 1971

Oct 24, 1997

Video Article

Parents' Guide

by Lois Alter Mark | Oct 24, 1997

Coming Soon

Oct 24, 1997
Videos about to hit the store shelves Read it

They'd Do No Wrong

Oct 24, 1997
Sci-fi heroines we'd like to see Read it

Video Review

Movie Review: 'The Fifth Element'; 'Batman & Robin'; 'Alien 3'

by Stephen Whitty | Oct 24, 1997
Wonder Women: Sure, they're sexy — but only one of these fantasy females has true grit Read it

Movie Review: 'Twin Town'

by Mike D'Angelo | Oct 24, 1997

Movie Review: 'The Winner'

by Michael Sauter | Oct 24, 1997

Video Review: 'The Real World You Never Saw' and 'The Making of Road Rules'

by Jason Cochran | Oct 24, 1997
Reality Unchecked: Can two behind-the-scenes videos get past the dishy tease of MTV's virtual-vérité shows? Get real. Read it

What Ever Happened To

Gregg Allman

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 24, 1997
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