Sep 18, 1998

Issue #450

Cover Story

Conan O’Brien on Life in the ''Late Night''

by A.J. Jacobs | Sep 18, 1998
The talk show host discusses comedy, bodily functions, and fame Read it
Magazine Cover (Sep 18, 1998)

Encore

''Monday Night Football''

by Michael Sauter | Sep 18, 1998
Debuting in 1970, the sports show revolutionized the way the game was played Read it

Legacy

Legacy: Akira Kurosawa

by Troy Patterson | Sep 18, 1998
The acclaimed Japanese director passed away on September 6, 1998 Read it

Akira Kurosawa’s seven magnificent films

by Michael Sauter | Sep 18, 1998
''Rashomon,'' ''The Seven Samurai,'' and ''Throne of Blood'' are just three of the Japanese director’s best Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Tricia Laine | Sep 18, 1998
Celebrity news for the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

Book Review

The Farming of Bones

by Lori L. Tharps | Sep 18, 1998

Ally McBeal: The Totally Unauthorized Guide

by Alexandra Jacobs | Sep 18, 1998

Mistler's Exit

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Sep 18, 1998

253: A Novel

by Alice King | Sep 18, 1998

Helen Keller: A Life

by Margot Mifflin | Sep 18, 1998

Tongue First

by Clarissa Cruz | Sep 18, 1998

The Coffin Dancer

by Rhonda Johnson | Sep 18, 1998

At Home in the World

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 18, 1998

Cover Story

Conan O’Brien on Life in the ''Late Night''

by A.J. Jacobs | Sep 18, 1998
The talk show host discusses comedy, bodily functions, and fame Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Sep 18, 1998
The 15 hottest topics the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Sep 18, 1998
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

''Rounders'' star Matt Damon opens up

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Sep 18, 1998
The Oscar winning actor from ''Good Will Hunting'' discusses his rise to fame Read it

Life with Willie Nelson

by Jeff Gordinier | Sep 18, 1998
The country legend talks about his music, his life, and his weed Read it

Robert Towne on ''Without Limits''

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Sep 18, 1998
The writer/director talks about the struggles in making the Steve Prefontaine biopic Read it

The 1998 Telluride Film Festival

by Chris Willman | Sep 18, 1998
''Rushmore'' and the ''Touch of Evil'' restoration were highlights of this year's event Read it

Editing objectionable movie scenes

by Dave Karger | Sep 18, 1998
How films like ''The Full Monty'' and ''Boogie Nights'' would look without their R-rated material Read it

Movie Review

See the Sea

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 18, 1998

A Summer Dress

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 18, 1998

Rounders

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 18, 1998

Let's Talk About Sex

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 18, 1998

Modulations

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 18, 1998

Knock Off

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 18, 1998

Deep Rising

Sep 18, 1998

Touch of Evil

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 18, 1998

Simon Birch

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sep 18, 1998

Permanent Midnight

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 18, 1998

Music Review

Mechanical Animals

by David Browne | Sep 18, 1998

Songs We Know

by Steve Futterman | Sep 18, 1998

Erotic Terrorism

by Will Hermes | Sep 18, 1998

Who Got the Gravy?

by Matt Diehl | Sep 18, 1998

When the Night Is Through

by David Browne | Sep 18, 1998

Los Super Seven

by Scott Schinder | Sep 18, 1998

Middlescence

by Wook Kim | Sep 18, 1998

Bathhouse Betty

by Tony Scherman | Sep 18, 1998

Generations

by Steve Futterman | Sep 18, 1998

Cowboy Songs Four

by Alanna Nash | Sep 18, 1998

Salva Nos

by Steven Mirkin | Sep 18, 1998

Thinkin' About It

by Jeremy Helligar | Sep 18, 1998

Sweet Nothing

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 18, 1998

Mucho Dinero

by Will Hermes | Sep 18, 1998

Hellbilly Deluxe

by Marc Weingarten | Sep 18, 1998

Musical Chairs

by Marc Weingarten | Sep 18, 1998

Can-I-Bus

by David Browne | Sep 18, 1998

News Article

Entertainment News for September 18, 1998

by Will Lee, Joe Neumaier | Sep 18, 1998
George Clooney, Al Pacino, Will Smith, and Adam Sandler made headlines the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

Entertainment News for September 18, 1998

by Will Lee | Sep 18, 1998
Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Jon Favreau made headlines the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

The Toys of Summer

by Suna Chang, Shirliey Fung | Sep 18, 1998
See what we thought of toys coming out for ''Godzilla,'' ''Mulan,'' and ''Small Soldiers'' Read it

The prodigal stars return

by Bruce Fretts | Sep 18, 1998
Luke Perry, Josie Bissett, and Sharon Lawrence are back Read it

The Inside Scoop on the Book World

by Alexandra Jacobs, Matthew Flamm | Sep 18, 1998
MTV and Robert K. Sneden made news the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

Art imitates Bill Clinton

by George Blooston | Sep 18, 1998
Movies such as ''U.S. Marshals'' and ''Good Will Hunting'' relate well to the current president and his wife Hillary Read it

''Practice'' star Cathryn Mannheim Mouths Off

by Dave Karger | Sep 18, 1998
The actress talks about her surprise at her recent Emmy nomination Read it

Cybertalk: The week's best online quotes

Sep 18, 1998
The internet's funniest quotes from the week of September 11-17, 1998 Read it

Major League Baseball Players Association

by Elissa Klotz | Sep 18, 1998
The website allows players, such as Mark McGwire, to interact with fans Read it

This Week on the Music Beat

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 18, 1998
Big Star and All Saints made news the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

The Latest News From The TV Beat

by Joe Flint | Sep 18, 1998
NBC, CBS, ABC, and 'Friends' made news the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

This Week In Hollywood

by Jeff Gordinier | Sep 18, 1998
Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and Robert Rodat made movie news the week of September 18, 1998 Read it

Rhino’s New Release

by Tom Sinclair | Sep 18, 1998
''Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968'' features various garage bands Read it

An ''Ally McBeal'' inspired by true events

Sep 18, 1998
A recent episode makes references to a fatal jet crash Read it

Star Wars Watch

by Daniel Fierman | Sep 18, 1998
George Lucas has announced the release date of the much anticipated ‘‘Star Wars: Episode I’’ Read it

Steve Martin is ''Pure Drivel''

by Benjamin Svetkey | Sep 18, 1998
The actor/comedian has turned writer with his new book Read it

Sound Bites

TV's funniest lines from September 11 to 17

Sep 18, 1998
Hear from Chris Rock, David Letterman, Ray Romano and more Read it

TV Article

''Hollywood Squares'': The celebrity game show

by Jessica Shaw, Joe Flint | Sep 18, 1998
Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, and Jeffry Tambor are just some of the celebrity guests Read it

TV Review

Blackjack

by Marc Bernardin | Sep 18, 1998

That '70s Show

by Ken Tucker | Sep 18, 1998

Video Article

The best of Leonardo DiCaprio on video

by Stephen Whitty | Sep 18, 1998
EW looks at ''What's Eating Gilbert Grape?,'' ''Romeo & Juliet,'' and more Read it

Video Review

Girls in Prison

by Troy Patterson | Sep 18, 1998

The Naked Kiss

by Troy Patterson | Sep 18, 1998

Wild Things

by Troy Patterson | Sep 18, 1998

The Last Don II

by Michael Sauter | Sep 18, 1998

City of Angels

by Denise Lanctot | Sep 18, 1998

Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday

by George Blooston | Sep 18, 1998

The Blues Brothers

by Michael Giltz | Sep 18, 1998

Happy Together

by Troy Patterson | Sep 18, 1998

He Got Game

by Michael Sauter | Sep 18, 1998
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