Dec 05, 1997

Issue #408

Cover Story

Sigourney Weaver suits up for a fourth ''Alien''

by David Hochman | Dec 05, 1997
''Alien: Resurrection'' brings the franchise back from the brink Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 05, 1997)

Encore

Otis Redding died 30 years ago in a plane crash

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 05, 1997
Folk and soul singer inspired dozens of artists to follow his lead Read it

Flashes

Entertainment news for the week of Dec. 5

by Anna Holmes | Dec 05, 1997
''Meet Joe Black,'' Meg Ryan, and chihuahuas are in the news this week Read it

Legacy

Michael Hutchence's suicide shocks the world

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 05, 1997
Rumors swirl about what happened to lead to the INXS frontman's death Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Tricia Laine | Dec 05, 1997
Celebrity news from the week of Dec. 5 Read it

Book Article

Between the Lines

by Alexandra Jacobs, Matthew Flamm | Dec 05, 1997
Donald Spoto, Geraldine Ferraro, and more made headlines in the book world this week Read it

Book Review

Sinatra: Behind the Legend

by James Gavin | Dec 05, 1997

All or Nothing at All

by James Gavin | Dec 05, 1997

Daughter of the Queen of Sheba

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 05, 1997

The Dark Side of Camelot

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 05, 1997

Where Trouble Sleeps

by Gene Lyons | Dec 05, 1997

Cash: The Autobiography

by Alanna Nash | Dec 05, 1997

Cover Story

Sigourney Weaver suits up for a fourth ''Alien''

by David Hochman | Dec 05, 1997
''Alien: Resurrection'' brings the franchise back from the brink Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 05, 1997
The 15 hottest topics from the week of Dec. 5 Read it

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Dec 05, 1997
Editor James W. Seymore, Jr., introduces the new ''Stage'' reviews feature Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Dec 05, 1997
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Parents' Movie Guide

by Lois Alter Mark | Dec 05, 1997
EW takes a look at ''Flubber,'' ''Mortal Kombat,'' ''Anastasia,'' and more Read it

Reel World

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, Erin Richter | Dec 05, 1997
Michael Douglas, Mario Van Peebles, and John Berendt made the news in Hollywood this week Read it

A look at the ''Alien'' franchise

by Steve Daly | Dec 05, 1997
Your complete guide to the first three ''Aliens'' Read it

Movie Review

Alien: Resurrection

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 05, 1997

Office Killer

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 05, 1997

Flubber

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 05, 1997

Mortal Kombat Annihilation

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 05, 1997

Good Will Hunting

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 05, 1997

Flubber

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 05, 1997

Music Article

A breakdown of this year's Christmas albums

by Rob Brunner | Dec 05, 1997
We tally up the ridiculous numbers of Christmas-themed albums that flooded our offices this year Read it

Hear & Now

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 05, 1997
This week on the music beat Read it

Christmas music for our ears

by Rob Brunner, Chris Willman, Beth Johnson | Dec 05, 1997
Hanson, SWV, Jim Brickman and more have Christmas albums out this year Read it

Celebs' favorite holiday records

Dec 05, 1997
Michael Stripe, Missy Elliott, Patti Smith, and more share their favorite Christmas albums Read it

The 50 greatest Christmas albums ever

by Chris Willman | Dec 05, 1997
Play these albums, and your Christmas party can't go wrong Read it

Music Review

Acid Xmas

by Wook Kim | Dec 05, 1997

Christmas Love Song

by Steve Futterman | Dec 05, 1997

Valley of Christmas

by Steven Mirkin | Dec 05, 1997

Warner Bros. Jazz Christmas Party

by Josef Woodard | Dec 05, 1997

A New Orleans Christmas

by Marc Weingarten | Dec 05, 1997

Olde Wooden Guitar Christmas

by Wook Kim | Dec 05, 1997

A Window Shopper's Christmas

by David Grad | Dec 05, 1997

A Classic Cartoon Christmas

by Michele Romero | Dec 05, 1997

Xmas Marks the Spot

by Rob Brunner | Dec 05, 1997

Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all

by Alanna Nash | Dec 05, 1997

You're All I Want for Christmas

by Bob Cannon | Dec 05, 1997

Child

by Scott Schinder | Dec 05, 1997

Christmas With the Louvin Brothers

by Scott Schinder | Dec 05, 1997

Surfin' Christmas

by Steven Mirkin | Dec 05, 1997

The Spirit of Christmas

by Mike Flaherty | Dec 05, 1997

Soul Train Christmas Starfest

by Joe Neumaier | Dec 05, 1997

News Article

New Barbie looks oddly familiar

Dec 05, 1997
Mattel's revamped doll looks a lot like today's celebrities Read it

L.A.'s hottest gyms

by Strawberry Saroyan | Dec 05, 1997
These workout hotspots are full of celebs trying to trim up for their next big project Read it

Christmas shopping for the whole family!

by Kipp Cheng, Gary Eng Walk | Dec 05, 1997
We offer tips for high-tech Christmas gifts that will please the whole crew Read it

''Lion King'' is king of the hill

by Jess Cagle | Dec 05, 1997
''The Lion King'' is the best that Broadway has at the moment Read it

Faces of AIDS

by Shirliey Fung | Dec 05, 1997
Our shortest list ever lends to the question: is the AIDS crisis over? Read it

Shows in Previews

by William Stevenson | Dec 05, 1997
These are the plays that weren't ready yet for reviews at press time Read it

''Anne Frank'' is rife with trouble

Dec 05, 1997
New adaptation of ''The Diary of Anne Frank'' has had a rough trip to Broadway Read it

Must-own software for any hip relatives

by Kipp Cheng, Gary Eng Walk | Dec 05, 1997
If you're stuck on what to give that techie cousin of yours, check out our list of can't miss gifts Read it

Online shopping options

by Caren Weiner | Dec 05, 1997
Who needs Santa when you can shop on the web for books, music, and more? Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Dec 05, 1997
The week's best TV quotes Read it

Stage Review

1776

by Jason Cochran | Dec 05, 1997

Forever Tango

by William Stevenson | Dec 05, 1997

Jackie

by Jason Cochran | Dec 05, 1997

The Old Neighborhood

by William Stevenson | Dec 05, 1997

Street Corner Symphony

by William Stevenson | Dec 05, 1997

Proposals

by Jason Cochran | Dec 05, 1997

Ivanov

by William Stevenson | Dec 05, 1997

TV Article

Choice Reruns

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 05, 1997
Highlighted reruns for the week of Dec. 5 Read it

Remote Patrol

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 05, 1997
Characters on ''Just Shoot Me'' and ''NewsRadio'' don't get mad - they get evil Read it

Advice for TV networks

by Ken Tucker | Dec 05, 1997
EW offers advice for networks to turn around their programming and win back viewers Read it

On the Air

by Joe Flint | Dec 05, 1997
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

Programming tips for the networks

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 05, 1997
Primetime would benefit if ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS would follow our suggestions Read it

TV Review

Law & Order

by Ken Tucker | Dec 05, 1997

Video Article

Best video collections for the holidays

by Ty Burr | Dec 05, 1997
We narrow it down for you with the best box-sets to give and receive Read it

Pamela Anderson's sex tape is up for grabs

by David Poland | Dec 05, 1997
''Baywatch'' star and husband Tommy Lee bare all, and the Internet laps it up Read it

Video Review

Rage Against the Machine

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 05, 1997

TV Nation

by Michael Sauter | Dec 05, 1997

Rough Riders

by Mike D'Angelo | Dec 05, 1997

Breeders

by Denise Lanctot | Dec 05, 1997

George of the Jungle

by Troy Patterson | Dec 05, 1997

The Garden of Redemption

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Dec 05, 1997

Brother Cadfael III

by Denise Lanctot | Dec 05, 1997

Rage Against the Machine

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 26, 1997