Jun 04, 1999

Issue #488

Cover Story

Still ''Friends'' with benefits

by Jess Cagle | Jun 04, 1999
Even after five seasons, the NBC comedy remains one of TV's best Read it
Magazine Cover (Jun 04, 1999)

Encore

The Artist, formerly known as Prince

by Will Lee | Jun 04, 1999
Changing his name on June 7, 1993, the ''Purple Rain'' musician puzzled the nation Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Will Lee, Troy Patterson | Jun 04, 1999
Celebrity news for the week of June 4, 1999 Read it

Book Article

The inside scoop on the book world

Jun 04, 1999
Amazon.com, Gianni Versace, and more made book news the week of June 4, 1999 Read it

Shopping till we drop

by Alexandra Lange | Jun 04, 1999
A new book from Simon & Schuster explains ''Why We Buy'' Read it

Book Review

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jun 04, 1999

Bootleg

by Clarissa Cruz | Jun 04, 1999

Jonathan Swift: A Portrait

by Megan Harlan | Jun 04, 1999

An Equal Music

by Ben Greenman | Jun 04, 1999

Desperate Characters

by Charles Winecoff | Jun 04, 1999

Battle Creek

by Vanessa V. Friedman | Jun 04, 1999

Cover Story

Still ''Friends'' with benefits

by Jess Cagle | Jun 04, 1999
Even after five seasons, the NBC comedy remains one of TV's best Read it

TV Winners & Losers: The Networks

by Joe Flint | Jun 04, 1999
With ''Seinfeld'' no longer on NBC's schedule, and ''Family Guy'' revitalizing Fox's comedy line-up, the elevision landscape looked very different this season Read it

TV Winners & Losers: Bum Deals

by Ken Tucker | Jun 04, 1999
Despite few stalwarts like ''Buffy'' and ''The X-Files,'' the 1998-99 television season was a disappointment Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Jun 04, 1999
The 15 hottest topics the week of June 4, 1999 Read it

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Jun 04, 1999
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Movie Article

Americans underwhelm at Cannes

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Jun 04, 1999
Despite positive reception, U.S. films, such as ''Dogma'' and ''The Virgin Suicides,'' didn't pass the jury's muster Read it

''Phantom" numbers

by Tricia Johnson | Jun 04, 1999
We break down the the fandom stats behind the ''Star Wars'' debut Read it

Where Hollywood gets its guns

by Daniel Fierman | Jun 04, 1999
Thanks to the popularity of films like ''Dirty Harry,'' even firearms have found a way to participate in time-honored tradition of product placement Read it

''Mission Impossible 2'' mired problems

by Kristen Baldwin | Jun 04, 1999
The sequel to Tom Cruise' blockbuster film loses its director of photography amidst a myriad of production mishaps Read it

''Star Wars'' menaces the box office

by Dave Karger | Jun 04, 1999
''Episode 1'' breaks records, but could George Lucas' film have done better? Read it

An unauthorized slice of ''American Pie''

by Gillian Flynn | Jun 04, 1999
A graphic clip edited out of the original theatrical run of the Jason Biggs' comedy ends up online Read it

This week in Hollywood

by David Hochman | Jun 04, 1999
''Return With Honor,'' Tom Hanks, and Michael Jackson made movie news the week of June 4, 1999 Read it

The rage of the Riviera

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jun 04, 1999
Despite critical acclaim, American directors like David Lynch, Tim Robbins, Kevin Smith, and others fail to bring the d'Or home Read it

Movie Review

the Loss of Sexual Innocence

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 04, 1999

Limbo

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 04, 1999

Black Mask

by Owen Gleiberman | May 28, 1999

Edge of Seventeen

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 04, 1999

Frogs for Snakes

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 04, 1999

Instinct

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 11, 1999

Buena Vista Social Club

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 04, 1999

The Underground Comedy Movie

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 04, 1999

Music Article

''Millennium'' power

by Rob Brunner | Jun 04, 1999
The new Backstreet Boys album overtakes the record once held by Garth Brooks Read it

This week on the music beat

by Tom Sinclair | Jun 04, 1999
The Spice Girls, Rodney Jerkins, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter made music news the week of June 4, 1999 Read it

Music Review

Too Marvelous for Words

by Steve Futterman | Jun 04, 1999

Learning Curve

by David Browne | Jun 04, 1999

On the 6

by David Browne | Jun 04, 1999

Livro

by Josef Woodard | Jun 04, 1999

Tucuma

by Josef Woodard | Jun 04, 1999

The Best Things In Life

by Steve Futterman | Jun 04, 1999

Bad Love

by Chris Willman | Jun 04, 1999

What It Is

by Josef Woodard | Jun 04, 1999

Here Comes the Bride

by Tony Scherman | Jun 04, 1999

Buck Jump

by Marc Weingarten | Jun 04, 1999

Get Set

by Rob Brunner | Jun 04, 1999

No Angel

by Beth Johnson | Jun 04, 1999

Rawkus Presents Soundbombing II

by Will Hermes | Jun 04, 1999

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

by Mike Flaherty | Jun 04, 1999

Home to You

by Alanna Nash | Jun 04, 1999

News Article

Cybertalk for the week of June 4, 1999

Jun 04, 1999
Online quotes from Carson Daly, Suzanne Somers, James Van Der Beek, and Salman Rushdie Read it

A special report on violence and entertainment

by Benjamin Svetkey | Jun 04, 1999
In the aftermath of the Littleton massacre, the senate attempts to regulate televised violence with the introduction of the Safe Harbor Bill Read it

Handicapping the 1999 Tony Awards

by Paul Wontorek | Jun 04, 1999
''Fosse'' or ''The Civil War''? Bernadette Peters are Carolee Carmello? Use our cheat sheet before placing your Broadway odds Read it

Getting a piece of the action

by Gillian Flynn | Jun 04, 1999
Ever wanted to own Mulder's face? James Bond's? The Joker? Now you can, thanks to websites like eBay and Yahoo! Read it

E3 brings the controversy

by Noah Robischon | Jun 04, 1999
Dealing with the aftermath of Columbine, the usually raucous video-game industry convention was a muted affair Read it

Sound Bites

Sound Bites: The week's best TV Quotes

Jun 04, 1999
TV's funniest lines from May 29 to June 3 Read it

TV Article

Visiting ''Dawson's Creek''

by Joe Neumaier | Jun 04, 1999
The popular WB teen soap brings legions of fans to the city where it's filmed, turning Wilmington, N.C. into the latest hot spot Read it

Lingua ''Futurama''

Jun 04, 1999
The internet helps fans crack the Matt Groening's cartoon code Read it

Longest losing streaks

Jun 04, 1999
After Susan Lucci's Daytime Emmy win, we decided to look at other notable losers who have yet to break free Read it

Attack of the spin-offs

by Bruce Fretts | Jun 04, 1999
''Angel'' moves on to Los Angeles, and ''Mo'Nique'' gets her own time-slot as more of your favorite characters seem to be getting their own shows Read it

Must see TV heats up

by Joe Flint | Jun 04, 1999
''Charmed'' and ''''Chicago Hope'' compete for the time-slot once made famous by the now departed ''Seinfeld'' Read it

Video Article

More ''Aliens'' come to VHS and DVD

by Michael Sauter | Jun 04, 1999
James Cameron remasters the classic sci-fi blockbuster, adding 17 more minutes of creepy carnage Read it

Teensploitation comes to VHS

by Troy Patterson | Jun 04, 1999
Movies such as ''Wishful Thinking,'' and ''Telling You'' are being released to cash in on the youthful trend Read it

Video Review

Whisky Galore

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Jun 04, 1999

Local Hero

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Jun 04, 1999

Waking Ned Devine

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Jun 04, 1999

Hellcab

by Beth Pinsker | Jun 04, 1999

Un Air de Famille

by Mike D'Angelo | Jun 04, 1999

Bent

by Beth Pinsker | Jun 04, 1999

Trouble on the Corner

by Mike D'Angelo | Jun 04, 1999

The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert

by Rob Brunner | Jun 04, 1999

Batman Beyond: The Movie

by George Blooston | Jun 04, 1999

Gunshy

by Michael Sauter | Jun 04, 1999

The Theory of Flight

by Bilge Ebiri | Jun 03, 1999
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