Dec 04, 1998

Issue #461

Cover Story

Why did Gus Van Sant decide to remake ''Psycho''?

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 04, 1998
The director's decision to duplicate the classic raises eyebrows and causes a stir Read it
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Encore

Roy Orbison died ten years ago

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 04, 1998
The singer's career was just picking up with the Traveling Wilburys and a new solo album Read it

Book Article

Are men the masters of romance?

by Lori L. Tharps | Dec 04, 1998
Nicholas Sparks, Eric Segal, and Eric Jerome Dickey have succeeded in writing love stories Read it

The inside scoop on the book world

Dec 04, 1998
Robin Givens, Kurt Cobain, and Canongate Books' ''Bible'' Read it

Book Review

Charles at Fifty

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Dec 04, 1998

The New York Dolls: Too Much Too Soon

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 04, 1998

Eudora: A Writer's Life

by Megan Harlan | Dec 04, 1998

Kiss Me, Judas

by Megan Harlan | Dec 04, 1998

T.C. Boyle Stories

by Megan Harlan | Dec 04, 1998

The Big Law

by Charles Winecoff | Dec 04, 1998

Cover Story

Why did Gus Van Sant decide to remake ''Psycho''?

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 04, 1998
The director's decision to duplicate the classic raises eyebrows and causes a stir Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 04, 1998
The 15 hottest topics the week of December 4, 1998 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Dec 04, 1998
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brandy Read it

Movie Article

This week in Hollywood

by David Hochman | Dec 04, 1998
We discuss ''Enemy of the State,'' Broadway directors moving to the big screen, and Dave Foley's toy voice Read it

The film appeal of Y2K

by Zack Stentz | Dec 04, 1998
Chris O'Donnell and Sean Connery both have movies featuring the calendar bug Read it

Can the ''The Thin Red Line'' succeed?

by Judith I. Brennan, Andrew Essex | Dec 04, 1998
Fox's WWII flick faces tough competition from ''Saving Private Ryan'' Read it

''Virus'' has trouble getting to its destination

by Ron Magid | Dec 04, 1998
The film's reel gets quarantined at the airport because of its label Read it

Remembering Alan Pakula

by Ty Burr | Dec 04, 1998
The ''Sophie's Choice'' director knew what made people and performances tick Read it

Boxed sets make great gifts

by Troy Patterson | Dec 04, 1998
Collections such as ''Velocity,'' ''1998 Olympic Gold,'' and '''South Park' Three-Packs'' top our list Read it

Learning about heaven from the movies

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 04, 1998
''Meet Joe Black,'' ''What Dreams May Come,'' and ''City of Angels'' teach valuable afterlife lessons Read it

Robert Benigni makes it big in Hollywood

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 04, 1998
A chat with the director responsible for ''Life Is Beautiful'' Read it

Movie Review

Babe: Pig in the City

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 04, 1998

Savior

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 04, 1998

The Last Emperor

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 04, 1998

Very Bad Things

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 04, 1998

Home Fries

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 04, 1998

Ringmaster

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 04, 1998

Music Article

EW grades movies and their tie-in websites

by James Oliver Cury | Dec 04, 1998
A look at ''A Bug's Life,'' ''Gods and Monsters,'' and ''Very Bad Things'' Read it

A look at music for the holiday season

by Chris Willman | Dec 04, 1998
Check out Christmas albums from the Beach Boys, Shawn Colvin, and Brian McKnight Read it

This week on the music beat

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 04, 1998
The appeal of holiday albums, including Bing Crosby's ''Merry Christmas'' and Barbara Streisand's ''A Christmas Album'' Read it

Music Review

What's in That Bag?

by Steven Mirkin | Dec 04, 1998

A Gala Christmas in Vienna

by Bob Cannon | Dec 04, 1998

Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life!

by Beth Johnson | Dec 04, 1998

Yule B' Swingin'

by Will Hermes | Dec 04, 1998

Let's Sing a Song of Christmas

by Will Hermes | Dec 04, 1998

The Christmas Angel -- A Family Story

by Chris Willman | Dec 04, 1998

Natty and Nice: A Reggae Christmas

by Will Hermes | Dec 04, 1998

December

by Josef Woodard | Dec 04, 1998

White Christmas

by Alanna Nash | Dec 04, 1998

Twelve Songs of Christmas

by Matt Diehl | Dec 04, 1998

Christmas With Shirley Caesar

by Tony Scherman | Dec 04, 1998

News Article

''Turner & Hooch'' remake?

by Joe Neumaier | Dec 04, 1998
The short mockumentary is a response to the exact remake of ''Psycho'' Read it

The latest in videogames and cd-roms

by Gary Eng Walk | Dec 04, 1998
''Metal Gear Solid,'' ''Grim Fandango,'' and ''Crash Bandicoot: Warped'' were recently released Read it

How free e-mail systems rate

by Matthew McCann Fenton | Dec 04, 1998
What Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Snap! offer users Read it

A look at fan fiction on the Internet

by Elissa Klotz | Dec 04, 1998
Sites devoted to ''Star Trek,'' ''Xena,'' and ''Lois & Clark'' top our list Read it

The latest sites for entertainment and reference

Dec 04, 1998
Check out ''Dr. Film,'' ''Wild Feed TV,'' and ''Discovery Channel Online'' Read it

A new wave of e-mail breaks free

by Matthew McCann Fenton | Dec 04, 1998
Creative features such as the ability to include images and videos makes getting mail more exciting Read it

The Internet encourages fan fiction

by Elissa Klotz | Dec 04, 1998
Devotees of movies and tv shows can write their own versions of their favorites Read it

Remembering the gala for the release of Win 95

by Mark Glaser | Dec 04, 1998
The graphic operating system transformed computing Read it

Donny Osmond on technology

by James Oliver Cury | Dec 04, 1998
The singer/talk show host talks about his first computer, his favorite sites, and answering email Read it

Jon Postel passes away

by Patrizia DiLucchio | Dec 04, 1998
The head of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority developed and maintained the custom suffix system Read it

Epic-length films are on the rise

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 04, 1998
Granting directors such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Robert Redford final cut results in longer movies Read it

Why eBay is successful

by Suna Chang | Dec 04, 1998
Users can find a little bit of everything on the auction website Read it

Meanies move to mocking celebrities

by Suna Chang | Dec 04, 1998
The Beanie Baby imitators introducing Moodonna, Mallard Stern, and Quack Nicholson Read it

Monitor

by Kristen Baldwin, Tricia Laine | Dec 04, 1998
Lauryn Hill and Kate Winslet made news the week of November 27, 1998 Read it

Prince upset with Warner Bros.

by Rob Brunner | Dec 04, 1998
The label rereleases ''1999'' to the singers irritation Read it

Bruce Willis' ''Apocalypse''

by Gary Eng Walk | Dec 04, 1998
The Bruce Willis sci-fi videogame is being released after a two year delay Read it

Cybertalk: What stars are saying online

Dec 04, 1998
Quotes from Meg Ryan, Henry Winkler, and Tony Bennett Read it

What's happening on the stage

by Gregory Young | Dec 04, 1998
A possible ''Carrie'' revival, ''De La Guarda,'' and holiday theater for the family Read it

A guide to the newest ''Star Wars'' trailer

by Daniel Fierman, Jeff Jensen | Dec 04, 1998
What the ''The Phantom Menace'' preview reveals Read it

Fashion Week parties

by Degen Pener | Dec 04, 1998
A day-by-day wrap-up of which celebrities, from Leonardo DiCaprio to Brad Pitt and Iman, showed up Read it

What's playing on the stage?

Dec 04, 1998
A look at such plays as ''The Scarlet Pimpernel,'' ''This Is Our Youth,'' and ''Zora Neale Hurston'' Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: The week's best TV Quotes

Dec 04, 1998
TV's funniest lines from November 27 to December 3 Read it

Stage Review

On the Town

by Jess Cagle | Dec 04, 1998

Little Me

by Jess Cagle | Dec 04, 1998

TV Article

Noah Wylie embraces Apple

by Dan Snierson | Dec 04, 1998
The actor was a fan even before playing Steve Jobs in ''The Pirates of Silicon Valley'' Read it

''Batman'' gets a makeover

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 04, 1998
The franchise returns to its comic book roots and a new animated series, ''Batman Beyond'' Read it

Can Nickelodeon threaten Disney's reign?

by Josh Young | Dec 04, 1998
With ''Rugrats,'' the children's network makes strides against the industry giant Read it

''Beverly Hills 90210'' versus ''Dawson's Creek''

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 04, 1998
The changes that each of the teen dramas made to survive Read it

Kenny Mayne's snide comments

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 04, 1998
The ''Sportscenter'' announcer prefers words to sports Read it

The latest news from the TV beat

by Joe Flint | Dec 04, 1998
NBC's ''Exposed,'' ''Fox Files,'' and Barbara Walters interview with Monica Lewinsky Read it

Rick Schroder joins ''NYPD Blue''

by Tom Russo | Dec 04, 1998
Can the actor fill Jimmy Smits shoes? Read it

TV Review

Sports Night

by Ken Tucker | Dec 04, 1998

Video Review

Liberace

by Chris Willman | Dec 04, 1998

From the Earth to the Moon

by Michael Giltz | Dec 04, 1998

Lured

by Tim Purtell | Dec 04, 1998

Almost Heroes

by Michael Sauter | Dec 04, 1998

U2 Popmart Live From Mexico City

by Rob Brunner | Dec 04, 1998

Phoenix

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Dec 04, 1998

The Last Seduction II

by Mike D'Angelo | Dec 04, 1998

Passion in the Desert

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Dec 04, 1998

Go Now

by David Everitt | Dec 04, 1998

Videogame Review

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