Dec 21, 1990

Issue #45

Cover Story

Al Pacino talks

by Lawrence Grobel | Dec 21, 1990
A rare interview with the enigmatic star on the eve of ''Godfather III'' Read it
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Encore

Bringing opera to the masses

by Jess Cagle | Dec 21, 1990
The 1951 success of ''Amahl and the Night Visitors'' Read it

Flashes

Entertainment news for December 21, 1990

Dec 21, 1990
Julia Roberts, Jeff Altman, and Faith No More made headlines this week Read it

Book Article

A holiday gift guide for books

by Brendan Lemon | Dec 21, 1990
''Juke Joint,'' ''The Motown Album,'' and ''My Time at Tiffany's'' are some of our suggestions Read it

Book Review

The World of Emily Dickinson

by Tina Jordan | Dec 21, 1990

The Boy of the Bells

by Michele Landsberg | Dec 21, 1990

Middle Passage

by Gary Giddins | Dec 21, 1990

Lasting Impressions: Essays 1961-1987

by L.S. Klepp | Dec 21, 1990

Dog Days

by Tom De Haven | Dec 21, 1990

Murder Misread

by Margot Mifflin | Dec 21, 1990

Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing

by Alanna Nash | Dec 21, 1990

Cover Story

Al Pacino talks

by Lawrence Grobel | Dec 21, 1990
A rare interview with the enigmatic star on the eve of ''Godfather III'' Read it

DVD Article

Videos for the season

by Jeff Unger | Dec 21, 1990
Our recommendations for the holidays, such as ''The First Christmas'' and ''Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special'' Read it

Tracing the best ''Dick Tracy''

by Ty Burr | Dec 21, 1990
Warren Beatty's film inspired the video release of early Tracy productions Read it

Great Scrooges of Christmas past

by Tom Soter | Jun 11, 2007
We rate 'Scrooge,'' ''Scrooged,'' ''Mickey's Christmas Carol,'' and more Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Jan 17, 1992
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't on John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Milli Vanilli Read it

Movie Article

The baby wrangler

by Melina Gerosa | Dec 21, 1990
Yvonne Van Orden casts kids for movies and TV Read it

Al Pacino on the screen

by Michael Sauter, Lawrence Grobel | Dec 21, 1990
The actor comments on his filmography Read it

Great Actor-Director duos

by Irv Slifkin | Dec 21, 1990
A list of films done by Sydney Pollack and Robert Redford Read it

Remembering Joan Bennet

Dec 21, 1990
What we'll miss about the film-noir and TV star Read it

''Dick Tracy'' on video

by Jess Cagle | Dec 21, 1990
Why the Warren Beatty film will be released at an inflated price Read it

Stanley Kubrick's ''Spartacus''

by James Greenberg | Dec 21, 1990
Cut scenes are being added for a re-release this spring Read it

Remembering Martin Ritt

by Mark Harris | Dec 21, 1990
A list of the director's films Read it

Close-up on Bebe Neuwirth

by Debra Scott | Dec 21, 1990
''Green Card'' is her first big movie role Read it

Movie Review

Look Who's Talking Too

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 21, 1990

Havana

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 21, 1990

Awakenings

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 21, 1990

Kindergarten Cop

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 21, 1990

Music Article

U2's new album

by Elysa Gardner | Dec 21, 1990
The Irish group is slated to produce a more dance-oriented album Read it

Divas for Beginners

by Gary Giddins | Dec 21, 1990
See what we think of albums by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald Read it

Making ''The Byrds''

by David Browne | Dec 21, 1990
How Don DeVito put together the set for the '60s folk-rock band Read it

Debbie Gibson is a regular girl

by Linda Sanders | Dec 21, 1990
We talk to the teen pop star about her life Read it

The cast of ''Justify My Love''

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 21, 1990
We tell you who the dancers are in Madonna's new video Read it

''Christmas Party with Eddie G.''

by Ron Givens | Dec 21, 1990
A compilation tape landing in the right hands got Eddie Gorodetsky a small record deal Read it

Music Review

Only Human

by James Bernard | Dec 21, 1990

Stick It Live

by Janiss Garza | Dec 21, 1990

Blast the Human Flower

by Bob Mack | Dec 21, 1990

Souls of Black

by Janiss Garza | Dec 21, 1990

Rai Rebels Volume Two

by Ty Burr | Dec 21, 1990

True Love

by Alanna Nash | Dec 21, 1990

Grains of Sand

by Bob Mack | Dec 21, 1990

Peek-A-Boo: The Best of NRBQ

by David Browne | Dec 21, 1990

Love Is Strange

by Alanna Nash | Dec 21, 1990

Music On the Sunny Side

by Susan Stewart | Dec 21, 1990

The World Is Falling Down

by Gary Giddins | Dec 21, 1990

Anything Is Possible

by Gina Arnold | Dec 21, 1990

News Article

The latest holiday cards

by Giselle Benatar | Dec 21, 1990
A roundup of cards from celebrities like Ahmet Ertegun, Merv Griffin, and Peter Norton Read it

The future of HDTV

Dec 21, 1990
Why the Japanese technology is taking so long to come to America Read it

TV Article

The TV Season's Ups and Downs

by Mark Harris | Dec 21, 1990
What's been successful and what hasn't this year, including '' Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,'' ''Matlock,'' and ''The Golden Girls'' Read it

''The Simpsons'' get responsible

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990
Sam Simon says the show will depict Homer and his co-workers in a better light Read it

''Nashville Now''

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990
Why you should watch the highest rated show on TNN Read it

Coach turned cohost

by Kate Meyers | Dec 21, 1990
Pat Riley is the new sportcaster for ''NBA Showtime'' Read it

Goodbye to ''Bagdad Cafe''

by Mark Harris | Dec 21, 1990
Why Whoopi Goldberg left the struggling CBS sitcom Read it

Chris Berman's quips

by Kate Meyers | Dec 21, 1990
The ESPN sportscaster lists his favorites from the past year Read it

TV Review

The Judy Garland Christmas Show

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

A Broadway Christmas

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

The Tailor of Gloucester

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

A Very Retail Christmas

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

The Year in Rock 1990

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

WonderWorks: The Silver Chair

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

Matters of the Heart

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

Dolly Parton: Christmas at Home

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

Masterpiece Theatre: Scoop

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

Dillinger

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 1990

Video Review

The Ewok Adventure

by Lois Alter Mark | Dec 21, 1990

Ernest Goes to Jail

by Ty Burr | Dec 21, 1990

Into the Snow Zone

by Terry Catchpole | Dec 21, 1990

Aaron Copland: A Self Portrait

by Ron Givens | Dec 21, 1990

The Voyager Odyssey: 1977-1989

by Terry Catchpole | Dec 21, 1990

Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog

by Melissa Pierson | Dec 21, 1990

Cinderella

by Suelain Moy | Dec 21, 1990

Dick Tracy

by Ty Burr | Dec 21, 1990
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