Dec 18, 1998

Issue #463

Cover Story

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks return to the big screen

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 18, 1998
'You've Got Mail'' pairs the stars for a second time Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 18, 1998)

Encore

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman wed eight years ago

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Dec 18, 1998
The stars continue to shine together on and off the screen Read it

Book Article

A look at three newsmen's upcoming books

by Alexandra Lange | Dec 18, 1998
Harold Evans, Peter Jennings, and Tom Brokaw release tomes this month Read it

The inside scoop on the book world

by Scott Brown, Clarissa Cruz | Dec 18, 1998
JonBenet Ramsey bookstore subpoena and Janeane Garofalo and Ben Stiller team up for ''Feel This Book'' Read it

Book Review

Double Billing

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 18, 1998

TV Mania

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 18, 1998

Orchid Beach

by Rhonda Johnson | Dec 18, 1998

Ithaka

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Dec 18, 1998

Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats

by Megan Harlan | Dec 18, 1998

The End of a Family Story

by Daneet Steffens | Dec 18, 1998

I Will Bear Witness

by Michael Giltz | Dec 18, 1998

Charming Billy

by Tom De Haven | Dec 18, 1998

Slaves in the Family

by Tom De Haven | Dec 18, 1998

Standing at the Scratch Line

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Dec 18, 1998

Cover Story

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks return to the big screen

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 18, 1998
'You've Got Mail'' pairs the stars for a second time Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

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

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Dec 18, 1998
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on our list of the 25 Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses Read it

Movie Article

Busta Rhymes on his new album and movie role

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 18, 1998
The rapper releases ''Extinction Level Event'' and voices the Reptar Wagon in ''The Rugrats Movie'' Read it

Jane Horrocks shines in ''Little Voices''

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 18, 1998
The British actress revives her stage role impersonating Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe Read it

Fans won't be disappointed with new ''Star Trek''

by Joe Neumaier | Dec 18, 1998
''Insurrection'' is heavy on allusions to past installments of the franchise Read it

Golden Globes earn respect

by Dave Karger | Dec 18, 1998
The awards honor TV and movies and provide foresight to the Oscars Read it

Ali Larter capitalizes on joke

by Matt Haber | Dec 18, 1998
The actress turns ''Esquire'' persona into an acting career Read it

This week in Hollywood

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 18, 1998
''Puddle Cruiser'' hits college campuses and the disappearance of Eleanor Bergstein's ''Let It Be Me'' Read it

Mickey Rourke imitates well

by Beth Pinsker | Dec 18, 1998
In ''Point Blank,'' the actor channels Bruce Willis Read it

Rene Russo plays supporting roles well

by Michael Sauter | Dec 18, 1998
The actress is in ''Lethal Weapon 3,'' ''Outbreak,'' and ''Get Shorty'' Read it

A rundown of the 14th Sundance Film Festival

by David Hochman | Dec 18, 1998
''Go,'' ''Hideous Kinky,'' and ''Sugar Town'' to premiere in Park City Read it

Three Joan of Arc projects are in the works

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 18, 1998
Milla Jovovich, Leelee Sobieski, and Mira Sorvino consider roles as the French martyr Read it

Talking points for the holiday hits

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 18, 1998
A quick guide to ''Shakespeare in Love,'' ''Runaway Bride,'' and ''Meet Joe Black'' Read it

Movie Review

You've Got Mail

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 18, 1998

Psycho

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 21, 2013

The Prince of Egypt

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 18, 1998

Jack Frost

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 25, 2007

Star Trek: Insurrection

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 18, 1998

Rushmore

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 18, 1998

Movie on DVD Review

Father Christmas

by Steve Daly | Dec 18, 1998

The Snowman

by Steve Daly | Dec 18, 1998

Music Article

This week on the music beat

by Chris Willman | Dec 18, 1998
''Billboard'' changes requirements for Hot 100 Singles chart Read it

Who are the Temptations?

by Rob Brunner | Dec 18, 1998
A look at the history of the Motown quintet Read it

Music Review

RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo

by David Browne | Dec 18, 1998

The Salesman and Bernadette

by Steven Mirkin | Dec 18, 1998

Deryl Dodd

by Alanna Nash | Dec 18, 1998

If you buy this cd, I can get this car

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 18, 1998

I Am a Man

by Josef Woodard | Dec 18, 1998

Kima, Keisha & Pam

by Matt Diehl | Dec 18, 1998

Manilow Sings Sinatra

by Marc Weingarten | Dec 18, 1998

I'm Still Here...Damn It!

by Marc Weingarten | Dec 18, 1998

My Love Is Your Love

by Mark Bautz | Dec 18, 1998

Room 112

by Tom Lanham | Dec 18, 1998

The Movie Album -- As Time Goes By

by Marc Weingarten | Dec 18, 1998

...Baby One More Time

by Beth Johnson | Dec 18, 1998

Where We Belong

by Beth Johnson | Dec 18, 1998

Starters Alternators

by Rob Brunner | Dec 18, 1998

Garage Inc.

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 18, 1998

News Article

Pop culture gift ideas

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 18, 1998
Spice Girl dolls, a Grinch robe, and a Don Knott shirt are just a few presents for your entertainment addict Read it

The allure of ''The Blue Room''

Dec 18, 1998
A possible glimpse of a nude Nicole Kidman helps push ticket sales Read it

Monitor

by Shawna Malcom | Dec 18, 1998
Cindy Crawford and Jesse Ventura make news the week of December 18, 1998 Read it

New computer games aimed at the mall crowd

by John R. Quain | Dec 18, 1998
''Detective Barbie,'' ''Fashion Trip,'' and ''Teen Digital Diva'' try to capture girls' attention Read it

Cybertalk: What stars are saying online

Dec 18, 1998
Quotes from Michael Keaton, Cher, and Edward Norton Read it

A conversation with Shigeru Miyamoto

Dec 18, 1998
The ''Super Mario'' designer talks about American movies, bluegrass, and Les Paul at the Iridium Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: The week's best TV Quotes

Dec 18, 1998
TV's funniest lines from December 11 to December 17 Read it

TV Article

''7th Heaven'' experiences ratings success

by Ken Tucker | Dec 18, 1998
The WB's family drama pleases audiences and critics Read it

Steve Burns moves to more mature roles

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 18, 1998
The ''Blue's Clues'' actor is in a Dunkin' Donuts commercial and ''Homicide'' Read it

Too many characters crowd popular TV shows

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 18, 1998
''Party of 5,'' ''Spin City,'' and ''Ally McBeal'' should consider trimming their casts Read it

Aaron Spelling's successes

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 18, 1998
The executive producer of hits such as ''7th Heaven'' and ''Beverly Hills 90210'' keeps active with his TV shows Read it

''A Bug's Life'' joins the picket line

by Suna Chang | Dec 18, 1998
A model of Hopper helps boycott ABC and parent company Disney Read it

A look at the Outpost.com commercial

by A.J. Jacobs | Dec 18, 1998
A look at the Outpost.com commercial -- The online computer warehouse uses gerbils to get viewers' attention Read it

John Glover plays the devil

by Shawna Malcom | Dec 18, 1998
The ''Brimstone'' actor talks about hell and being a rotter Read it

The latest TV news

by Joe Flint | Dec 18, 1998
Garth Ancier will be replaced by Susanne Daniels as The WB's entertainment president Read it

TV Review

NYPD Blue

by Ken Tucker | Dec 18, 1998

Video Review

The Truce

by Michael Sauter | Dec 18, 1998

Madeline

by Mike D'Angelo | Dec 18, 1998

Halloween: H20

by Marc Bernardin | Dec 18, 1998

Cousin Bette

by Troy Patterson | Dec 18, 1998

The Secret of Nimh 2: Timmy To the Rescue

by Marc Bernardin | Dec 18, 1998

Blade

by Mike D'Angelo | Dec 18, 1998

What to Watch

HBO's ''The Rat Pack'' doesn't live up

by Stephen Whitty | Dec 18, 1998