Nov 12, 1999

Issue #512

Cover Story

Law & Order

Nov 12, 1999
How the crime drama--the true-blue show, the relentless reruns, the sensational new spin-off--has become TV's most arresting development Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 12, 1999)

Biz

Ring Leader: Vince Russo

by Kristen Baldwin | Nov 12, 1999
Onetime WWF creative champ Vince Russo switches arenas. Read it

Cybertalk

Cybertalk

Nov 12, 1999
The funniest online quotes for the week of Nov. 12 Read it

Encore

'Battle' Royale

Nov 12, 1999
It was celeb versus celeb when ABC debuted Battle of the Network Stars on Nov. 13, 1976. Read it

Behind the Scenes

'Shock' Treatment

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 12, 1999
Making the Big Apple shake, rattle, and roll in the CBS miniseries Aftershock. Read it

Book Article

He Loves To Love You, Baby

by Clarissa Cruz | Nov 12, 1999
Barry White Shares His Romantic Secrets in a New Book Read it

Between The Lines

by Clarissa Cruz | Nov 12, 1999
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

NEW in Paperback

Nov 12, 1999

Book Review

Double Down

by Tom De Haven | Nov 12, 1999
In the engrossing Double Down, two Southern writers set aside literary fiction to confront their gambling addiction. Read it

The Neighbors

by Daneet Steffens | Nov 12, 1999
Carol Smith (Warner, $23.95) Read it

Meet the Mertzes: The Life Stories of I Love Lucy'S Other Couple

by Charles Winecoff | Nov 12, 1999
Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg (Renaissance, $16.95) Read it

Ally McBeal: The Official Guide

by Clarissa Cruz | Nov 12, 1999
Tim Appelo (HarperPerennial, $18.95) Read it

The Goodlife

by Rhonda Johnson | Nov 12, 1999
Keith Scribner (Riverhead, $23.95) Read it

My Kitchen Wars

by Rhonda Johnson | Nov 12, 1999
Betty Fussell (North Point, $23) Read it

The Play Goes On: A Memoir

by Charles Winecoff | Nov 12, 1999
Neil Simon (Simon & Schuster, $27) Read it

Cover Story

Law & Order

Nov 12, 1999
How the crime drama--the true-blue show, the relentless reruns, the sensational new spin-off--has become TV's most arresting development Read it

Internet Review

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Nov 12, 1999
(Capcom, for PlayStation, $49.95) Read it

National Lampoon Dotcom

by Noah Robischon | Nov 12, 1999
The National Lampoon finally hits the Web. Will it have the last laugh--or did that happen decades ago? Read it

Mini-V.com

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 12, 1999

Letter From the President

The Fifth Element

Nov 12, 1999
Saying goodbye to a longtime dollars-and-cents man who made EW fun and profitable. Bottom line: We'll miss him. Read it

Movie Article

Reel World

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 12, 1999
This week in Hollywood Read it

Man of the Hour: Taye Diggs

by Tricia Johnson | Nov 12, 1999

Movie Review

American Movie

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 12, 1999
American Movie amusingly charts the real-life tribulations of an amateur auteur with a big vision Read it

The Bone Collector

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 12, 1999
An ingenious serial killer gets the NYPD all out of joint in the skin-deep thriller The Bone Collector Read it

House on Haunted Hill

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 1999
Some demented evening awaits a group of strangers in a cheeky House on Haunted Hill Read it

Dogma

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 1999

Man of the Century

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 1999
(Fine Line, 77 mins., R) Read it

The Suburbans

by Doug Brod | Nov 12, 1999
(90 mins., R) Read it

The Insider

Nov 12, 1999
(155 mins., R) Read it

Being John Malkovich

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 1999
(112 mins., R) Read it

Princess Mononoke

by Ty Burr | Nov 12, 1999
(133 mins., PG-13) Read it

Music of the Heart

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 1999
(130 mins., PG) Read it

Train of Life

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 1999
Paramount Classics, 103 mins., subtitled, R Read it

My Best Fiend--Klaus Kinski

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 12, 1999
New Yorker, 95 mins., unrated Read it

Last Night

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 12, 1999
Lions Gate, 90 mins., R Read it

Dreaming of Joseph Lees

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 12, 1999
Fox Searchlight, 92 mins., R Read it

I Want You

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 12, 1999
Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola (1999, USA, 87 mins., R) Read it

Music Article

Hear And Now

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 12, 1999
Foo Fighters, Fishbone and more on this week's music beat Read it

Fashion Victim of the Week

Nov 12, 1999
James Brown Read it

Music Review

Rainbow

by Danyel Smith | Nov 12, 1999
On Rainbow, Mariah paints rich, rap-tinted R&B tunes. And this time they're personal. Read it

When the Pawn

by David Browne | Nov 12, 1999
She's still tortured to the core, but on her new disc, When the Pawn..., the seeds of Fiona's artisty finally take root. Read it

Affirmation

by Laura Morgan | Nov 12, 1999
Affirmation (Columbia) Read it

Open All Night

by Elisabeth Vincentelli | Nov 12, 1999
Open All Night (Instinct) Read it

Shapeshifter

by Laura Morgan | Nov 12, 1999
Shapeshifter (Capitol) Read it

Very Emergency

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 12, 1999
Very Emergency Read it

The Roots Come Alive

Nov 12, 1999
The Roots Come Alive (MCA) Read it

Terror Squad: The Album

by Matt Diehl | Nov 12, 1999
Terror Squad: The Album (Mystic/Atlantic) Read it

Live at the Grand Ole Opry

by Alanna Nash | Nov 12, 1999
Live at the Grand Ole Opry (Mercury Nashville) Read it

End of Days

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 12, 1999
End of Days (Geffen) Read it

Hot Show

Nov 12, 1999
Hot Show (Epic) Read it

Live in Concert

by Mark Bautz | Nov 12, 1999
Live in Concert (Elektra) Read it

Much Against Everyone's Advice

by Laura Morgan | Nov 12, 1999
Much Against Everyone's Advice (Almo Sounds) Read it

"Sun Is Shining"

by Barry Walters | Nov 12, 1999
"Sun Is Shining" (Edel) Read it

Heart and Soul: New Songs From Ally McBeal, Featuring Vonda Shepard (Epic/550)

by Tom Lanham | Nov 12, 1999
Heart and Soul: New Songs From Ally McBeal, Featuring Vonda Shepard (Epic/550) Read it

Awake and Breathe

by Beth Johnson | Nov 12, 1999
Awake and Breathe (Epic/Glowworm) Read it

Northern Star

by Rob Brunner | Nov 12, 1999
Northern Star (Virgin) Read it

No Place Fast; Better Be Good (Norton)

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 12, 1999

The Melody at Night, With You

by Josef Woodard | Nov 12, 1999
The Melody at Night, With You (ECM) Read it

News Article

Winners of the Week

Nov 12, 1999
Blonds Read it

Online Retail Shopping Gets Even Easier

by Noah Robischon | Nov 12, 1999
Pressed for time? Let your personal software agent do the shopping. Read it

Mail

Nov 12, 1999

E-Styles Of The Rich And Wired

by Zack Stentz | Nov 12, 1999
Can you buy the high life online? How big's your credit limit? Read it

Internet shopping made easy

by Gillian Flynn, Liane Bonin | Nov 12, 1999
A growing number of web-surfers are becoming addicted to buying online and stretching their credit to the limit Read it

10-Step Program

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 12, 1999
How to tell when you're an e-shopping addict Read it

Scam Busters

Nov 12, 1999
What you can do to protect yourself against Internet con artists Read it

Gimme Th@t

Nov 12, 1999
Serious stocking stuffers for the high-speed set Read it

The Kids Are Online

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 12, 1999
Children are hitting the Web--and spending Read it

Netscape's Secret

by Caren Weiner Campbell | Nov 12, 1999
Department stores and catalogs hit the Web Read it

Safe Shopping Online

Nov 12, 1999
SMART TIPS Read it

Tool Time

Nov 12, 1999
Download this! What every online shopper needs. Read it

E-Shopping 101

Nov 12, 1999
Ready to jump in the e-shopping waters but afraid of uncharted depths? Here's all you need to know about ordering online. Read it

Non-Cents

Nov 12, 1999
Is virtual money ready for prime time? Read it

Who's at the Webmalls

Nov 12, 1999
Forget the Saturday afternoon crush: Shopping portals are quick, convenient, and changing the way we shop Read it

What's In Store

Nov 12, 1999
Shoppers used to hunt and peck online. Now they're bodysurfing. Welcome to the new New Deal. Read it

The Play's The Thing

Nov 12, 1999
At century's end, videogames are the next big deal--right now Read it

Where To Shop

by Jessica Shaw, Gillian Flynn, Caren Weiner Campbell, Liane Bonin, Scott Brown | Nov 12, 1999
Break out that holiday gift list and fire up that browser: From Accessories to Videogames, EWI points you to over 130 great shopping sites Read it

Resurrection Dre

by Rob Brunner | Nov 12, 1999
After 1992's The Chronic shot up the charts with its rat-tat-tat violence, Dr. Dre mellowed and his career took a hit. Now he's gunning for another smash. Read it

The Insider

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 12, 1999
Michael Mann's latest film is sparking almost as much controversy as the sensational story that inspired it Read it

List-o-Mania

Nov 12, 1999

You're Grounded!

Nov 12, 1999
Those same Net filters used to keep young surfers on the straight and narrow can also save parents a bundle Read it

Missing In Action

by Bruce Fretts | Nov 12, 1999
A LINEUP OF L&O COSTARS CUT DOWN IN THE LINE OF DUTY Read it

Monster Madness

Nov 12, 1999
Pokemon's taking over schools, shops, and the silver screen --and not everyone is happy about it. Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 12, 1999
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Monitor

by Will Lee | Nov 12, 1999

Will the Internet Change the Way We Shop?

by Noah Robischon | Nov 12, 1999
Venture capitalist Ann Winblad takes digital stock Read it

Oscar Watch

Will Phantom Menace Get the Oscar Love?

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 12, 1999

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Nov 12, 1999
The funniest TV lines from the week of Nov. 12 Read it

TV Article

Javier: Never Been Mellow

by Tricia Johnson | Nov 12, 1999
The Man Behind the Man Behind the Coffee Bar on 'Felicity' Read it

Jesse L. Martin

by Ken Tucker | Nov 12, 1999
The young gun behind L&O's loose cannon Read it

Flashes: Leprechauns, Indigo Girls, and Beck

by Chris Willman | Nov 12, 1999

On The Air

by Lynette Rice | Nov 12, 1999
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

Winner of the Week

Nov 12, 1999
David Hasselhoff Read it

TV Review

Roswell

by Ken Tucker | Nov 12, 1999
Mulder and Scully get deeper into the Files, while The WB's Roswell gives new meaning to the phrase teen alienation Read it

The X-Files

by Ken Tucker | Nov 12, 1999
Mulder and Scully get deeper into the Files, while The WB's Roswell gives new meaning to the phrase teen alienation. Read it

Video Article

Trekkies/Free Enterprise

by Marc Bernardin | Nov 12, 1999

Video Review

Nov 12, 1999

Notting Hill

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 12, 1999

Break Up

by Michael Sauter | Nov 12, 1999
Bridget Fonda, Kiefer Sutherland (1999, Dimension, 101 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Saturday Night Live: 25the Anniversary Special

Nov 12, 1999
Bill Murray, Billy Crystal (1999, Trimark, 160 mins., unrated, on DVD Nov. 30) Read it

Black & White

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 12, 1999
Gina Gershon, Rory Cochrane (1999, Columbia TriStar, 97 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Life Is Beautiful

by Alice King | Nov 12, 1999
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi (1998, Miramax, 116 mins., PG-13, subtitled, also on DVD) Read it

Resurrection

by Marc Bernardin | Nov 12, 1999
Christopher Lambert, Leland Orser (1999, Columbia TriStar, 108 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

After Sex

by Erin Richter | Nov 12, 1999
Brigitte Rouan, Boris Terral (1998, New Yorker, 97 mins., unrated, subtitled) Read it

Twice Upon a Yesterday

by Joshua Rich | Nov 12, 1999
Douglas Henshall, Penelope Cruz (1999, Trimark, 92 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Black Mask

by Wook Kim | Nov 12, 1999
Jet Li, Karen Mok (1999, Artisan, 102 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Besieged

by Mike D'Angelo | Nov 12, 1999
David Thewlis, Thandie Newton (1999, New Line, 92 mins., R, also on DVD) Read it

Trekkies

by Marc Bernardin | Nov 09, 1999

Videogame Review

Final Fantasy VIII

Nov 12, 1999
(Square, for PlayStation, $49.99) Read it

NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 12, 1999
(Midway, for Dreamcast, PlayStation, and Nintendo 64, $39.99-49.99) Read it

Toy Commander

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 12, 1999
(Sega, for Dreamcast, $49.99) Read it

Pac-Man World: The 20th Anniversary

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 12, 1999
(Namco, for PlayStation, $39) Read it

Crash Team Racing

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 12, 1999
(Sony, for PlayStation, $40) Read it

Rayman 2: The Great Escape

Nov 12, 1999
(Ubi Soft, for PC and Nintendo 64, $29.99 to $59.99) Read it

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

Nov 12, 1999
(Eidos, for PC and Sony Play Station, $39.99) Read it

Donkey Kong 64

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 12, 1999
(Nintendo, for Nintendo 64, $69.95) Read it

Quake III: Arena

Nov 12, 1999
(Activision, for PC and Mac, $49.95) Read it

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

by Gary Eng Walk | Nov 12, 1999
(Activision, for PlayStation, $49.95) Read it

WWF WrestleMania 2000

Nov 12, 1999
(THQ, for Nintendo 64, $59.99) Read it
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