Oct 23, 1998

Issue #455

Cover Story

''Will & Grace'' covers new television territory

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 23, 1998
NBC's new hit comedy ''Will & Grace'' finds the climate for a gay leading man just fine - as long as he's got a good (straight) woman by his side Read it
Magazine Cover (Oct 23, 1998)

Biz

Richard Grieco is heading back to the spotlight

by Andrew Essex | Oct 23, 1998
In ''A Night at the Roxbury,'' ''21 Jump Street'''s Richard Grieco stars as...Richard Grieco Read it

Encore

Whatever Became of Joe Jackson?

by Beth Johnson | Oct 23, 1998
Former post-punk king has branched into multiple genres, with his latest being the neoclassical rock ''Heaven & Hell'' Read it

Flashes

Entertainment news from the week of Oct. 17 to Oct. 23

by Joe Dziemianowicz, Dave Karger | Oct 23, 1998
''Ally McBeal'' and William Shatner made the news this week Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Dave Karger, Shawna Malcom | Oct 23, 1998
Celebrity news for the week of Oct. 23, 1998 Read it

Scene

'Beloved' premieres are all-star events

by Tricia Laine | Oct 23, 1998
Roseanne, Sean ''Puffy'' Combs, and Uma Thurman turn out an emotional screening Read it

Book Article

Between The Lines: Oct. 23, 1998

by Matthew Flamm | Oct 23, 1998
Don Imus and Chris Carter made news in the book world this week Read it

Nancy Drew's reinvention over the decades

by Alexandra Jacobs | Oct 23, 1998
She still drives a Mustang, but how is Carolyn Keene's 1930s sleuth standing up to 1998? Read it

Book Review

The Sandglass

by Daneet Steffens | Oct 23, 1998

The Best American Mystery Stories

by Nikki Amdur | Oct 23, 1998

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

by Megan Harlan | Oct 23, 1998

Armadillo

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 23, 1998

Dawn Powell

by Megan Harlan | Oct 23, 1998

Losing My Virginity

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Oct 23, 1998

Journey to Beloved

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 1998

Evening

by Alexandra Jacobs | Oct 23, 1998

Cover Story

''Will & Grace'' covers new television territory

by A.J. Jacobs | Oct 23, 1998
NBC's new hit comedy ''Will & Grace'' finds the climate for a gay leading man just fine - as long as he's got a good (straight) woman by his side Read it

Fast Forward

The latest from the home-video front

by Michael Giltz, Steve Daly | Oct 23, 1998
''Titanic'' and ''Lady and the Tramp'' made the news this week Read it

Internet Review

AOL 4.0

by Zack Stentz | Oct 23, 1998

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Oct 23, 1998
The 15 hottest topics from the week of Oct. 17 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Oct 23, 1998
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Director Tony Kaye disowns his own film

by Benjamin Svetkey | Oct 23, 1998
'American History X' is troubled by conflict between director Tony Kaye, lead actor Edward Norton, and studio New Line Cinema Read it

Behind the scenes of 'Girl, Interrupted'

by Tricia Laine | Oct 23, 1998
Hollywood's actresses are abuzz about the film version of Girl, Interrupted. Read it

'Boiler Room' is casting hot young men

by Jessica Shaw | Oct 23, 1998
Ben Affleck, Giovanni Ribisi, and David Schwimmer are up for roles Read it

'Andy Griffith' alum Don Knotts was an inspiration for today's comics

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 23, 1998
Classic TV star returns to the screen in upcoming film ''Pleasantville'' Read it

Reel World: Oct. 23, 1998

by Steve Daly | Oct 23, 1998
Hollywood movie news for the week of Oct. 23 Read it

Movie Review

Beloved

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 1998

Corpus Christi

by Jess Cagle | Oct 23, 1998

Bad Manners

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 1998

The Celebration

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 1998

Apt Pupil

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 1998

Practical Magic

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 1998

Slam

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 23, 1998

Music Article

'Acme' and 'Wander This World' are steeped in delta blues

by David Browne | Oct 23, 1998
Roots-based CDs are untraditional takes on blues by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jonny Lang Read it

Hear And Now: Oct. 23, 1998

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 23, 1998
Garth Brooks and dc Talk made the news this week Read it

Music Review

Psychedelic Souls

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 23, 1998

''Across the Universe''

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 23, 1998

The Best of Friends

by Josef Woodard | Oct 23, 1998

Aluminum Tunes

by Marc Weingarten | Oct 23, 1998

''If You Ever Did Believe''

by Beth Johnson | Oct 23, 1998

Electro-Shock Blues

by Marc Weingarten | Oct 23, 1998

In New Zealand

by Wook Kim | Oct 23, 1998

Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You

by Cheo Tyehimba | Oct 23, 1998

Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star

by Matt Diehl | Oct 23, 1998

Advanced Medication for the Blues

by Alanna Nash | Oct 23, 1998

Heaven'z Movie

by Matt Diehl | Oct 23, 1998

Strange But True

by Wook Kim | Oct 23, 1998

Supernatural

by David Browne | Oct 23, 1998

Secret Love

by Alanna Nash | Oct 23, 1998

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

by Alanna Nash | Oct 23, 1998

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

by David Browne | Oct 23, 1998

News Article

Now Playing on Stage

Oct 23, 1998
''More To Love: A Big Fat Comedy,'' ''Duet!,'' and more are reviewed by EW Read it

'Beauty and the Beast' gets a new Belle

by Clarissa Cruz | Oct 23, 1998
Toni Braxton takes a turn as the star of Disney's musical Read it

Cybertalk

Oct 23, 1998
Overheard online the week of Oct. 23 Read it

Date Book: a guide to notable parties, premieres, and happenings

Oct 23, 1998
''Pleasantville,'' Men of the Year Awards, and more are happening this week Read it

Online dating inspires 'Love Online'

by Kipp Cheng | Oct 23, 1998
Musician Brian Gari based his latest CD on his real-life Internet dating Read it

On Stage and Off: Oct. 23, 1998

by Susann Fletcher | Oct 23, 1998
''Victor/Victoria,'' Betty Buckley, and ''Aida'' made the news this week Read it

Try your hand at The '80s Lyrics Game

by Clarissa Cruz | Oct 23, 1998
This ''Name that Tune''-style game is all the rage Read it

This Halloween's costume scene

by Kristen Baldwin, Suna Chang | Oct 23, 1998
Masks from Teletubbies, ''South Park,'' and more are available for die-hard fans Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: the week's best TV quotes

Oct 23, 1998
TV's funniest lines from the week of Oct. 17 to Oct. 23 Read it

Stage Review

Swan Lake

by Jess Cagle | Oct 23, 1998

TV Article

'Mr. Show With Bob and David' rethinks sketch comedy

by Dan Snierson | Oct 23, 1998
HBO's comedy show has a small but dedicated fan base, including Conan O'Brien and Chris Rock Read it

Remote Patrol: Keeping a watch on TV

by Bruce Fretts | Oct 23, 1998
The real story behind Jimmy Smits' departure from ''NYPD Blue'' Read it

TV football coverage: is it a touchdown or a fumble?

by Mike Flaherty | Oct 23, 1998
ABC, Fox, ESPN, and CBS go head to head each week on the field Read it

Sean Hayes was meant for sitcoms

by Kristen Baldwin | Oct 23, 1998
''Will & Grace'' sidekick cracks up audiences Read it

Debra Messing has the role of her dreams

by Kristen Baldwin | Oct 23, 1998
After two flops in three years, the star of ''Will & Grace'' is getting used to the idea of success Read it

On The Air: Oct. 23, 1998

by Joe Flint | Oct 23, 1998
''Getting Personal'' and ''The Brian Benben Show'' fell flat this fall Read it

TV Review

Living In Captivity

by Ken Tucker | Oct 23, 1998

The Hughleys

by Ken Tucker | Oct 23, 1998

Video Article

A tour of fantasist Richard Matheson's movies

by Tom Russo | Oct 23, 1998
The author of ''What Dreams May Come'' takes us through his other works, including ''The Twilight Zone'' and ''Duel'' Read it

Video Review

Gone With the Wind

by Troy Patterson, Ty Burr, Stephen Whitty | Oct 23, 1998
''Gone With the Wind'' has blown back onto video in a new edition. But its influence whirls all around us, from ''Ally McBeal'' to the ''Star Wars'' theme Read it

The Big One

by Michael Sauter | Oct 23, 1998

Hope Floats

by Michael Sauter | Oct 23, 1998

Picnic At Hanging Rock

by Troy Patterson | Oct 23, 1998

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

by David Everitt | Oct 23, 1998

Dad Savage

by Mike D'Angelo | Oct 23, 1998

Character

by Troy Patterson | Oct 23, 1998

The Twilight Zone

by Michael Sauter | Oct 23, 1998