Sep 04, 1998

Issue #448

Cover Story

Guiltiest New Camp Classic: 'The Island of Dr. Moreau'

by Mark Harris | Sep 04, 1998
Magazine Cover (Sep 04, 1998)

Best-sellers

'Day' Break

Sep 04, 1998
This week's best-sellers Read it

Encore

Oprah Mania

Sep 04, 1998
When The Oprah Winfrey Show went national in 1986, it spawned scores of imitators and a media empire. Read it

Scene

Studio Audience

by Jessica Shaw | Sep 04, 1998
A Studio '54' Party Read it

Book Article

Novel Approaches

by Alexandra Jacobs | Sep 04, 1998
A spate of steamy E-mail sagas try to make conventional fiction look stodgy, but are they just the same old stories? Read it

Between the Lines

by Alexandra Jacobs | Sep 04, 1998
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

New in Paperback

Sep 04, 1998

Trend of the Week

Sep 04, 1998
Paranoia Read it

She Likes Him, She Really ...

by David Hochman | Sep 04, 1998
Sally Field's son writes his first novel Read it

Book Review

Book Review: 'No Safe Place'

by Tom De Haven | Sep 04, 1998
Scandal Power: In Richard North Patterson's latest thriller, a politician's sexual misconduct jeopardizes his career. Yes, it does sound a tad familiar, but provocative characters add muscle. Read it

Book Review: 'Fandex Family Field Guides'

by Alexandra Jacobs | Sep 04, 1998

Book Review: 'The Pied Piper'

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Sep 04, 1998

Book Review: 'Jacob's Hands'

by Margot Mifflin | Sep 04, 1998

Book Review: 'Object of Your Love'

by Megan Harlan | Sep 04, 1998

Book Review: 'Viagra Nation'

by A.J. Jacobs | Sep 04, 1998

Box Office

Staking Its Claim

Sep 04, 1998
This week's box office numbers Read it

Digital Review

What to Play

by Gary Eng Walk | Sep 04, 1998
The latest in videogames and CD-ROMs Read it

Internet Review

What to Surf

Sep 04, 1998
Webbed Feats: More than 30 sites for foodies, families, entertainment junkies, and internet newbies Read it

Website Review: 'Big Shot'

Sep 04, 1998
New this week: (www.spe.sony.com/tv/bigshot) Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Sep 04, 1998
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Movie Article

Damme Straight

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Sep 04, 1998
For the first time, Jean-Claude Van Damme talks about the cocaine addiction that shattered his life and wrecked his career. Now that he has our attention, can he make a good movie? Read it

Flick & Click

Sep 04, 1998
EW grades the movies and their tie-in websites Read it

Loser of the Week

Sep 04, 1998
Steven Seagal Read it

Reel World

by Steve Daly | Sep 04, 1998
This week in Hollywood Read it

Movie Review

Movie Review: 'Woo'

by Michael Sauter | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'Homegrown'

by Denise Lanctot | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'Blade'

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 04, 1998
Pain in the Neck: As a stolid vampire killer, Wesley Snipes falls prey to comic-book incoherence in this anemic adaptation Read it

Movie Review: 'Dance With Me'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 04, 1998
Club Feat: Vanessa Williams puts the moves on a young mambo king Read it

Movie Review: 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 04, 1998
Chart Breaker: In this gimmicky movie, the wives of pop star Frankie Lymon get dissed and shout Read it

Movie Review: '54'

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 04, 1998
The Velvet Mope: This glitzy flick hustles to re-create the feverish era of disco's debauchery, but the best it can muster is Saturday-night sniffles Read it

Movie Review: 'Dead Man on Campus'

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'Next Stop Wonderland'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'Slums of Beverly Hills'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'Return to Paradise'

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'Your Friends and Neighbors'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'Unmade Beds'

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 04, 1998

Movie Review: 'The Avengers'

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 04, 1998
Twitish Invasion: Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman don't get mod in their newest movie, they get uneven Read it

Movie Review: 'Wrongfully Accused'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 04, 1998
Lam, a Ding-Dong: Perennial goof Leslie Nielsen plays a fugitive — too bad the laughs escape us Read it

Music Article

Hear And Now

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 04, 1998
This week on the music beat Read it

Jiggy Stardust

by Rob Brunner | Sep 04, 1998
Bowie covers go over the top Read it

Trend

by Tricia Laine | Sep 04, 1998
Music stars are coming to a theater near you Read it

Music Review

Music Review: 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'

by David Browne | Sep 04, 1998
Love Lauryn: The student turns out to be the master on the Fugees singer's grade-A solo dispatch Read it

Music Review: 'Mermaid Avenue'

by David Browne | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'High Mileage'

by Alanna Nash | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'Paris 1998'

by Josef Woodard | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'Make It Hot'

by Rob Brunner | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'Pack Up the Cats'

by Jae-Ha Kim | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'Music From Chicago Cab'

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'Birdseye'

by Matt Diehl | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'Long Walk Back'

by Scott Schinder | Sep 04, 1998

Music Review: 'XO'

by David Browne | Sep 04, 1998
Mister Misery: Elliott Smith wraps his barbed sentiments in a dreamy, lushly produced major-label debut Read it

Music Review: 'Teatro'

by Tony Scherman | Sep 04, 1998
Cowboy Wonder: With producer Daniel Lanois at the reins, Willie Nelson trots out his best album in years Read it

News Article

Mail

Sep 04, 1998

Reunion of the Week

Sep 04, 1998
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Read it

Beverly Hills Billy

by David Hochman | Sep 04, 1998
Sex scandals! Ruthless enemies! Cruel critics! Now he's set for Hollywood. Read it

Flashes

Sep 04, 1998
News and notes Read it

Monitor

Sep 04, 1998
Victoria Beckham's baby rumor and Sean Penn's fight with a paparazzo made news the week of Sept. 4 Read it

Winner of the Week

Sep 04, 1998
Drew Carey Read it

Trend Of The Week

Sep 04, 1998
Dinner And A Movie Read it

The Browser

Sep 04, 1998
Opening lines from recently published books Read it

Cybertalk

Sep 04, 1998
The Bare Facts Read it

Starting Point

Sep 04, 1998
Tracking the Birth of the Mouse Read it

Fail Safe?

by Megan Harlan | Sep 04, 1998
Not all "edutainment" deserves a passing grade Read it

Cruise Control

Sep 04, 1998
Want to keep your Web tools current? Here are three good bets. Read it

Coming Distractions

Sep 04, 1998
What's hot in games, gizmos, and websites due this fall Read it

Gimme Th@t

Sep 04, 1998
Gizmos and gear for the well-wired home Read it

The Hit List

Sep 04, 1998
Top websites and movie sites Read it

Search Yourself

Sep 04, 1998
How to find what you want on the web Read it

Stretch Marks

Sep 04, 1998
Excite's search engine doubles as a game of word association Read it

Go Figure

by Suna Chang | Sep 04, 1998
The Farrah Fawcett vs. James Orr drama, by the numbers Read it

Special 'Delivery'

Sep 04, 1998
A Disney package deal brings the first of nine animated national treasures from Japan to video Read it

Deviled Spam

Sep 04, 1998
Unsung Heroes Of The Net Read it

Random Quote

Random Quote

Sep 04, 1998
Cindy Crawford Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Sep 04, 1998

TV Article

Guinness Stout

by Kristen Baldwin | Sep 04, 1998
People can't get enough of the 'Guinness World Records: Primetime' Read it

What To Watch

by Mike Flaherty | Sep 04, 1998
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Times are Eastern daylight and are subject to change. Read it

Remote Patrol

by Bruce Fretts | Sep 04, 1998
Keeping a watch on TV Read it

Sensor Sensibility

Sep 04, 1998
Hello, Dolly Read it

Keri Russell: The Girl Most Likely

by Dan Snierson | Sep 04, 1998
Talk about teacher's pet: The WB's angsty college drama 'Felicity' — and its main star — already at the head of their class. Quite an accomplishment considering the fall TV season hasn't even begun! Read it

On The Air

by Joe Flint | Sep 04, 1998
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

TV Review

TV Show Reviews: 'Any Day Now'; 'Maggie'; 'Oh Baby'

by Ken Tucker | Sep 04, 1998
Lifetime Achievement: The network for women gives birth to Tuesday-night triplets — a Southern-friends drama and two midlife-crisis comedies Read it

The Biz

The 411 On '54'

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Sep 04, 1998
Thanks to a tumultuous postproduction period, the film that was made is not the one you'll see. Read it

The Charts

A Star is Korn

Sep 04, 1998
This week on the music charts ... Read it

The 'Borrow' and the Pity

Sep 04, 1998
This week's top videos Read it

The Ratings

Feelin' Foxy

Sep 04, 1998
This week's TV ratings Read it

Top Software

'Police' Gory

Sep 04, 1998
This week's top software Read it

Video Article

Giving Hell To The Chief

by Stephen Whitty | Sep 04, 1998
Where's Monica when we need her? Without her, Travolta's Clinton spoof, Primary Colors, lacks a certain bite. Read it

Fast Forward

by Troy Patterson | Sep 04, 1998
The latest from the home-video front Read it

Bob's Your Daddy

by George Blooston | Sep 04, 1998
In 'An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn,' Robert Evans asks, "who's your daddy?" Read it

Parallel Turns

Sep 04, 1998
Is that Sizemore or Madsen? Read it

What to Watch

The Guest List

Sep 04, 1998
Look Who's on The Couch This Week (subject to change) Read it
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