Nov 20, 1998

Issue #459

Cover Story

John Travolta gets serious

by David Hochman | Nov 20, 1998
As a trial lawyer in ''A Civil Action,'' Travolta puts his career on the line Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 20, 1998)

Biz

Can Elmo get along with the Rugrats?

by Joe Flint | Nov 20, 1998
Children's Television Workshop and Nickolodeon plan to merge programming on a new children's network, Noggin Read it

''Sesame Street'''s best pop-culture parodies

by Kristen Baldwin | Nov 20, 1998
The Muppets have mocked everything from ''Saturday Night Fever'' to ''Star Trek: TNG'' Read it

Encore

''Justify My Love'' was too raunchy in 1990

by Joshua Rich | Nov 20, 1998
Madonna's video was banned from MTV for being too hot for TV Read it

Flashes

Entertainment news from the week of Nov. 20

by Rob Brunner, Shirliey Fung | Nov 20, 1998
''Yellow Submarine'' and Sporty Spice made the news this week Read it

Legacy

Batman creator dies of natural causes

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 20, 1998
Bob Kane debuted Batman in ''Detective Comics'' in 1939 Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Suna Chang | Nov 20, 1998
Celebrity news for the week of Nov. 20 Read it

Behind the Scenes

''X-Files'' shoots an episode in real-time

by Tom Russo | Nov 20, 1998
Chris Carter's most ambitious episode to-date mimics Hitchcock's tactics in ''Rope'' Read it

Book Article

Between the Lines

by Clarissa Cruz, Matthew Flamm | Nov 20, 1998
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Book Review

Rara Avis

by Megan Harlan | Nov 20, 1998

Why Sinatra Matters

by Megan Harlan | Nov 20, 1998

Superman: Peace on Earth

by Ken Tucker | Nov 20, 1998

Balls

by Rhonda Johnson | Nov 20, 1998

Gossip

by Charles Winecoff | Nov 20, 1998

...And the Horse He Rode In On

by Will Lee | Nov 20, 1998

Cover Story

John Travolta gets serious

by David Hochman | Nov 20, 1998
As a trial lawyer in ''A Civil Action,'' Travolta puts his career on the line Read it

This holiday season, it's ''A Bug's Life'' versus ''Prince of Egypt''

by David Hochman | Nov 20, 1998
DreamWorks and Disney battle it out for animation domination Read it

''Waking Ned Devine'' has men in the nude

by Jeff Gordinier | Nov 20, 1998
David Kelly and Ian Bannen grin and bare it, just like ''The Full Monty'' Read it

Holiday Movie Preview

Nov 20, 1998
Upcoming films like ''A Civil Action'' and ''Mighty Joe Young'' offer a range of options this winter Read it

''The Faculty'' offers screams this Christmas

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 20, 1998
Be afraid: the twisted minds behind ''Scream'' and ''From Dusk to Dawn'' are adding another fright-fest to their resume Read it

Digital Review

The Fine Site;Van Gogh's Van Goghs Virtual Tour;Le Louvre;Museum of International Folk Art;Brandon;Lair of the Marrow Monkey

Nov 20, 1998
With nearly every major museum boasting a website, any Netizen can sit home and have a brush with greatness. Read it

Holiday Movie Preview

''Very Bad Things'' is a very dark comedy

by Tricia Laine | Nov 20, 1998
Jon Favreau and Cameron Diaz star in this tale of a bachelor party gone wrong Read it

Christmas movies fit for kids

by Steve Daly | Nov 20, 1998
''Rugrats,'' ''Mighty Joe Young,'' and more offer sickeningly sweet child-friendly fare Read it

Studios' Oscar contenders

by Dave Karger | Nov 20, 1998
''Saving Private Ryan,'' ''A Civil Action,'' and more are strong contenders this year Read it

Grand Openings

Nov 20, 1998
A calendar of movie openings for this holiday season Read it

Independent films could be big contenders

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 20, 1998
''Elizabeth,'' ''Celebrity,'' and more are Oscar-worthy films from independent distributors Read it

Jerry Springer goes to the big screen

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 20, 1998
''Ringmaster'' is a larger-than-life ''Jerry Springer Show'' Read it

Bright Lights, Pig City

by Steve Daly | Nov 20, 1998
''Babe: Pig in the City'' offers slapstick comedy with a good-hearted piglet Read it

''Psycho'' remake heads to theaters

by Benjamin Svetkey | Nov 20, 1998
Director Gus Van Sant aims to re-create rather than re-make Hitchcock's classic Read it

Sam Raimi's ''A Simple Plan''

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 20, 1998
His tale of brothers grim risks going mainstream and alienating his cult fan base Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 20, 1998
The 15 hottest topics from the week of Nov. 20 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Nov 20, 1998
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Adam Sandler teaches Hollywood a lesson

by Dave Karger | Nov 20, 1998
Goofball comedies like ''The Waterball'' rule the box office this fall Read it

Reel World

by Chris Nashawaty | Nov 20, 1998
RKO Pictures, ''Jack Frost,'' and ''Halloween: H20'' made the movie news this week Read it

Movie Review

Celebrity

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 20, 1998

Welcome to Woop Woop

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 20, 1998

I'll Be Home for Christmas

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 20, 1998

Belly

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 20, 1998

The Big Chill

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 20, 1998

Meet Joe Black

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 20, 1998

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 20, 1998

The Wizard of Oz

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 20, 1998

Dancing at Lughnasa

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 27, 1998

Music Article

Hear And Now

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 20, 1998
This week on the music beat Read it

Timbaland braces himself for more fame

by Rob Brunner | Nov 20, 1998
Producer-turned-rapper has a new album coming out this week Read it

Music Review

Spirit

by David Browne | Nov 20, 1998

All the Time in the World

by Matt Diehl | Nov 20, 1998

The Needless Kiss

by Steve Futterman | Nov 20, 1998

Lately

by Beth Johnson | Nov 20, 1998

Tical 2000

by Marc Weingarten | Nov 20, 1998

Soundtrack to the Streets

by Marc Weingarten | Nov 20, 1998

Americana

by Dan Snierson | Nov 20, 1998

The Joy of Joplin

by Josef Woodard | Nov 20, 1998

Fear of Pop: Vol. I

by Steven Mirkin | Nov 20, 1998

War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)

by Matt Diehl | Nov 20, 1998

Wide Prairie

by Scott Schinder | Nov 20, 1998

The Prince of Egypt

by Chris Willman | Nov 20, 1998

Human Being

by David Browne | Nov 20, 1998

News Article

Fine art goes online

by Mark Glaser | Nov 20, 1998
Visit Van Gogh, the Louvre, and more by clicking to these museums' websites Read it

Cybertalk

Nov 20, 1998
Overheard online the week of Nov. 13 Read it

Date Book: November 16 to November 29

Nov 20, 1998
A guide to notable parties, premieres, and happenings Read it

''Deer Avenger'' spoofs ''Deer Hunter''

by Suna Chang | Nov 20, 1998
Players get to hunt rednecks and hippies in this twist on the ''Deer Hunter'' game Read it

Jesse Ventura was destined to be governor

by A.J. Jacobs | Nov 20, 1998
A look back at his past roles reveal his political convictions Read it

On The Air

by Joe Flint | Nov 20, 1998
HDTV, ''Chicago Hope,'' and Deepak Chopra made the TV news this week Read it

SixDegrees introduces online networking

by Patrizia DiLucchio | Nov 20, 1998
Website allows you to connect with friends and strangers Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: the week's best TV quotes

Nov 20, 1998
TV's funniest lines from the week of Nov. 13 Read it

Stupid Questions

10 Stupid Questions for Deepak Chopra

by Rob Brunner | Nov 20, 1998
The physician, now musician, answers our questions about ''Striptease,'' Tupac, and God Read it

TV Article

Remote Patrol

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 20, 1998
Viagra brings new vitality to late night jokes - for now. Read it

Starved for ratings, these shows might end early

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 20, 1998
''Millennium,'' ''Cupid,'' and ''Brimstone'' may not make it to their intended conclusion Read it

TV Review

Winchell

by Ken Tucker | Nov 20, 1998

Saint Maybe

by Ken Tucker | Nov 20, 1998

Rear Window

by Ken Tucker | Nov 20, 1998

L.A. Doctors

by Ken Tucker | Nov 20, 1998

Video Article

Samuel L. Jackson's latest video doesn't stand up to ''Pulp Fiction''

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Nov 20, 1998
We compare ''The Negotiator'' to earlier films like ''A Time to Kill,'' ''Jungle Fever,'' and more Read it

''Godzilla'' versus ''Them!''

by Cynthia Grisolia | Nov 20, 1998
There are uncanny similarities between these two monster flicks Read it

Parents' Guide

by Lois Alter Mark | Nov 20, 1998
''Richie Rich,'' ''Rugrats,'' and more are video options this holiday season Read it

Video Review

Can't You Hear the Wind Howl?

by Troy Patterson | Nov 20, 1998

A Bright Shining Lie

by David Everitt | Nov 20, 1998

Can't Hardly Wait

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 20, 1998

Young Frankenstein

by Michael Giltz | Nov 20, 1998

Operation Condor 2: The Armour of the Gods

by Michael Sauter | Nov 20, 1998

Twentyfourseven

by Michael Sauter | Nov 20, 1998

The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon - 1998

by Troy Patterson | Nov 20, 1998

Dirty Work

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 20, 1998

The Land Girls

by Mike D'Angelo | Nov 20, 1998
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