Nov 06, 1998

Issue #457

Cover Story

Alanis Morissette's back in the spotlight

by Chris Willman | Nov 06, 1998
Record-breaking singer is pushing a new album and playing God in the upcoming flick ''Dogma.'' Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 06, 1998)

Biz

Action figures prove to be an investment for collectors

by Josh Young | Nov 06, 1998
Toys from ''Star Trek,'' ''Star Wars,'' and more have grown in value Read it

Cybertalk

Cybertalk

Nov 06, 1998
Overheard online the week of November 6 Read it

Encore

Magic Johnson retired from the NBA due to HIV seven years ago this week

by Michael Sauter | Nov 06, 1998
Basketball superstar has had an up-and-down journey since then as he battles his illness and tries to be a role model Read it

Flashes

Entertainment news for Nov. 6

by Anna Holmes, Tricia Laine | Nov 06, 1998
''Ally McBeal,'' Janeane Garofalo, and Michael J. Fox made the news this week Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Shawna Malcom | Nov 06, 1998
Celebrity news for the week of Nov. 6 Read it

Scene

Celebs were fashionable on both coasts last week

by Dave Karger | Nov 06, 1998
With the VH1 Fashion Awards in New York and a benefit in L.A., the stars got to be hip and helpful. Read it

Book Article

New in Paperback

Nov 06, 1998
''Geisha,'' ''The Anatomy of Disgust,'' and more Read it

Between The Lines

by Matthew Flamm | Nov 06, 1998
Gene Hackman, Ray Davies, and Moon Zappa made the news this week in the world of books Read it

Two new books, both about twins: deja vu?

by Alexandra Jacobs | Nov 06, 1998
''Twins'' and ''The Book of Twins'' offer a double take on the concept of duplication Read it

Book Review

Bech at Bay

by Alexandra Jacobs | Nov 06, 1998

Rumble Tumble

by Nikki Amdur | Nov 06, 1998

The Emperor's New Clothes

by Kristen Baldwin | Nov 06, 1998

Everything and a Kite

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 06, 1998

Cole Porter: A Biography

by Charles Winecoff | Nov 06, 1998

Gates of Fire

by Will Lee | Nov 06, 1998

Cover Story

Alanis Morissette's back in the spotlight

by Chris Willman | Nov 06, 1998
Record-breaking singer is pushing a new album and playing God in the upcoming flick ''Dogma.'' Read it

Digital Review

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 06, 1998
The 15 hottest topics from the week of Oct. 31 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Nov 06, 1998
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Who knew that ''Beloved'' and ''Bride of Chucky'' were so similar?

by Kristen Baldwin, Will Lee | Nov 06, 1998
Oscar contenders and plot lines are just two characteristics they have in common Read it

Reel World

by Benjamin Svetkey, David Hochman, Steve Daly | Nov 06, 1998
The Grinch, President Clinton, and Chris Tucker made the movie news this week Read it

Movie Review

American History X

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 06, 1998

John Carpenter's Vampires

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 06, 1998

Life Is Beautiful

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 06, 1998

Living Out Loud

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 06, 1998

Music Article

Steve Tyler talks to EW

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 06, 1998
Aerosmith's frontman is sober and solid as he talks about his band's new CD, ''A Little South of Sanity'' Read it

Ginger Spice becomes a UN Goodwill Ambassador

by Will Lee | Nov 06, 1998
Geri Halliwell also speaks out for breast cancer awareness Read it

Hear And Now

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 06, 1998
Ginger Spice, Busta Rhymes, and Ozzy Osbourne made the music beat news this week Read it

Music Review

Gran Tourismo

by Rob Brunner | Nov 06, 1998

1965

by Matt Diehl | Nov 06, 1998

OK

by Will Hermes | Nov 06, 1998

Let's Kill Saturday Night

by Will Hermes | Nov 06, 1998

Like Minds

by Steve Futterman | Nov 06, 1998

Weird Tales

by Rob Brunner | Nov 06, 1998

Kool Trash

by Scott Schinder | Nov 06, 1998

Plagiarism

by Chris Willman | Nov 06, 1998

Storytellers

by Tom Lanham | Nov 06, 1998

Aquemini

by Cheo Tyehimba | Nov 06, 1998

Shot Full of Love

by Alanna Nash | Nov 06, 1998

For the Children of Liberia

by Josef Woodard | Nov 06, 1998

Beautiful Day in the Cold Cruel World

by Alanna Nash | Nov 06, 1998

Because of You

by Dave Karger | Nov 06, 1998

Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

by Ken Tucker | Nov 06, 1998

News Article

David Bowie has his own online portal

by Matthew McCann Fenton | Nov 06, 1998
Musician explores the possibilities of the web with his own ISP and BowieNet Read it

Internet plug-ins still have growing pains

by Matt Lake | Nov 06, 1998
Web add-ons are good in theory, but frequently crash users' browsers Read it

The latest must-have wireless gadgets

by Harold Goldberg | Nov 06, 1998
Vibrating lollipops and laptop computers are among the coolest doodads this year Read it

Pokemon: the next big thing?

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 06, 1998
The Japanese Nintendo import promises to be a big hit with kids and adults alike Read it

Date Book: Nov. 2 to Nov. 14

Nov 06, 1998
A guide to notable parties, premieres, and happenings Read it

''Prince of Egypt'' goes online

by Andrew Essex | Nov 06, 1998
DreamWorks execs hope that the internet will help sell their movie Read it

E-commerce flourishes this holiday season

by James Oliver Cury | Nov 06, 1998
Online book and CD sales are up, thanks to sites like CDnow.com and Amazon.com Read it

Websites worth surfing

by Erika Milvy, Kristen Baldwin | Nov 06, 1998
We share the top websites for sports, kids, music, and more Read it

Check out these new computer games

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 06, 1998
''Wheel of Fortune'' and more are now available for PCs and PlayStations Read it

Where to shop online this holiday season

by Elissa Klotz | Nov 06, 1998
Eddie Bauer, L.L. Bean, and Harry and David all get high marks Read it

Webcams got their start with coffee

by Matthew McCann Fenton | Nov 06, 1998
A coffeepot was the Internet's first star Read it

Artists Formerly Known As Famous

by Rob Brunner | Nov 06, 1998

How do these movies compare to their tie-in websites?

by James Oliver Cury | Nov 06, 1998
We take a look at the sites for ''Pleasantville,'' ''Holy Man,'' and more Read it

''Doom'' used by the Marines

by Matthew McCann Fenton | Nov 06, 1998
Specialized version of the blood-and-guts game replaces monsters with enemies Read it

Lego goes digital in time for Christmas

by John R. Quain | Nov 06, 1998
The new Robotics Invention System comes with a programmable brain for its Lego parts Read it

Noises Off

by Joe Neumaier | Nov 06, 1998
''The Blue Room'' and ''The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told'' made news on the theater beat this week Read it

Star Wars Watch

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 06, 1998
Hasbro has a new toy: the STAP with Battle Droid Read it

Surfing the web becomes a form of exercise

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 06, 1998
Gym-goers in CA can pedal to power a web portal at their fingertips Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: Oct. 31 to Nov. 5

Nov 06, 1998
The week's best TV quotes Read it

Stage Review

Footloose

by Jess Cagle | Nov 06, 1998

Stage: Now Playing

Nov 06, 1998
''Antony and Cleopatra,'' ''Getting and Spending,'' ''The Old Settler,'' and more are now playing in theaters around the world Read it

Cabaret

by Jess Cagle | Nov 06, 1998

TV Article

Chris Noth returns to ''Law & Order''

by Ken Tucker | Nov 06, 1998
Actor returns to play Mike Logan in a new TV movie, ''Exiled: A Law & Order Movie'' Read it

Remote Patrol

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 06, 1998
The success of Jerry Springer and Oprah Winfrey spawn hybrids like ''Change of Heart'' and ''Forgive or Forget'' Read it

''NYPD Blue'' plot hits too close to home

by Kristen Baldwin | Nov 06, 1998
Ripped-from-the-headlines storyline airs just as the trial begins Read it

Rosie O'Donnell plans a trip to Sesame Street

by Will Lee | Nov 06, 1998
Rosie visits Big Bird and Elmo to celebrate their 30th year on TV Read it

On The Air

by Joe Flint | Nov 06, 1998
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

TV Review

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

by Ken Tucker | Nov 06, 1998

Charmed

by Ken Tucker | Nov 06, 1998

Video Article

Lessons learned from ''The Big Chill''

by Jeff Gordinier | Nov 06, 1998
15 years after the movie grossed millions, the cast and crew reunites and talks about filming it Read it

Rent Check

Nov 06, 1998
Who's renting what this week? Read it

Fast Forward

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 06, 1998
The latest from the home-video front involves the ''X-Files'' movie, Joan Fontaine, and ''Cats'' Read it

Video Review

Godzilla

by Ginia Bellafante | Nov 06, 1998

Deep Impact

by Ginia Bellafante | Nov 06, 1998

Nevada

by David Everitt | Nov 06, 1998

First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II

by Michael Giltz | Nov 06, 1998

The Horse Whisperer

by Mike D'Angelo | Nov 06, 1998

Les Miserables

by David Everitt | Nov 06, 1998

Mister Drake's Duck

by Mike D'Angelo | Nov 06, 1998

Village of Dreams

by Mike D'Angelo | Nov 06, 1998

Wild Man Blues

by Andrew Essex | Nov 06, 1998
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