Nov 16, 2001

Issue #625-626
Magazine Cover (Nov 16, 2001)

Biz

State of the Union

by Josh Wolk | Nov 16, 2001
With a fractious election and feuding board members to deal with, can SAG's new president give it a lift? Read it

Books

A Smart Writer's Dumb Move

by Ty Burr | Nov 16, 2001
Is Jonathan Franzen a Jerk? Was Oprah Wrong to Boot Him? Our Critic Weighs In Read it

Encore

The Run Of The Milli...

by Evan Serpick | Nov 16, 2001
...came to an abrupt end when lip-synchers Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan came clean. Read it

Flashes

Weighing In

by Nicholas Fonseca | Nov 16, 2001

Internet

'The Catcher' On The Web

by Glenn Gaslin | Nov 16, 2001
HOLDEN CAULFIELD GOES ONLINE Read it

Pop Smarts

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 16, 2001
Die-hard rock fans are crazed obsessives who don't get out much. Two websites won't do much to change that. Read it

Review

Not Just For The Birds

by Ty Burr | Nov 16, 2001
A new Sibley guide explains the lives of the beaked and feathered Read it

Ginger Snaps

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001
A teen girl finds the animal within in the ferocious Ginger Snaps Read it

Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones; Stephen Davis

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 16, 2001
With Old Gods Almost Dead, biographer Stephen Davis gets the ya-yas out of rock's original bad boys. Read it

Trembling Before G-d

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001
Trembling Before G-d explores the lives of gay Orthodox Jews Read it

Holiday Book Preview

Dec 29, 2006
Our recommendations for books that will warm your heart, spark your imagination, and keep out the chill of boredom Read it

Holiday Movie Preview Calendar

by Daniel Fierman, Dan Snierson, Chris Willman, Josh Wolk | Nov 16, 2001

Holiday Games Preview

by Dalton Ross, Marc Bernardin | Nov 16, 2001
Whether you like your mascots original-recipe or your aliens extra crispy, these hot new titles are finger-twitchin' good Read it

Holiday Music Preview

Nov 16, 2001
Avoid the groans of holiday gift-giving. EW tunes you in to what--and what not--to buy your music lovers this season. Read it

Holiday Video Preview

by Sunny Lee, Troy Patterson, Daniel Fierman, Marc Bernardin, Brian M. Raftery, Mike Flaherty, Dalton Ross | Nov 16, 2001
Need a little help finding gifts for those "difficult" relatives? Take a look at these DVD and VHS treats. Read it

Heist

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001
Crooks Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito plot (and counterplot) one last job in David Mamet's Heist Read it

Critical Mass

Nov 16, 2001

Murder, She Wrote

by Mark Harris | Nov 16, 2001
Advice for the clueless: Check out P. D. James' whodunits--and get hooked Read it

Critical Mass

Nov 16, 2001

Britney

by David Browne | Nov 16, 2001
On her self-titled third album, teen queen Britney Spears teases and flirts, but leaves listeners unsatisfied. Read it

Show Us Your Hits

by Chris Willman | Nov 16, 2001
EW's guide to the best of the "Best-ofs" Read it

The Bernie Mac Show

by Ken Tucker | Nov 16, 2001
With its sly humor and a fiercely honest style, The Bernie Mac Show is royal fun for a king of comedy. Read it

Vera Firma

by Clarissa Cruz | Nov 16, 2001
Designer Vera Wang shoots from the hip on all things wedding Read it

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

by Karen Valby | Nov 16, 2001
Despite the Angelina Jolie heroine overdose, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider doesn't play nice. Read it

Television

Equal 'Justice'?

by John Sellers | Nov 16, 2001
Cartoon Network Tries to Continue the 'Super Friends' Legacy with 'Justice League' Read it

Book Article

Between the Lines

by Matthew Flamm | Nov 16, 2001
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

BEST-SELLERS

Nov 16, 2001

Book Review

RANDOM ACTS OF BADNESS: MY STORY

by Dalton Ross | Nov 16, 2001

UTOPIAN ENTREPRENEUR

by Noah Robischon | Nov 16, 2001

COLLECTED STORIES

by Troy Patterson | Nov 16, 2001

THE PROFESSIONAL: A NOVEL

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 16, 2001

HOTEL OF THE SAINTS

by Karen Valby | Nov 16, 2001

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Calle 54

by Ken Tucker | Nov 16, 2001

EW's Field Guide To The Next New Things

Sharper Image

by Clarissa Cruz | Nov 16, 2001

Holiday Movie Preview

Lives Less Ordinary

by Ty Burr | Nov 16, 2001
How do filmmakers and actors make historical figures--known, unknown, dead, or alive--breathe on screen? It's all open to interpretation. Read it

Potter's Field

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 16, 2001
A who's who (and a what's what) guide to 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.' Read it

Joint Chiefs

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 16, 2001
Redman and Method Man, the stars of 'How High,' are down with 'Up in Smoke.' Read it

BASIC BLACK

by Dan Snierson | Nov 16, 2001
He rocks. He takes roles. But how did 'High Fidelity' highlight Jack Black become a leading man in 'Shallow Hal'? Read it

Someone Like Hugh

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 16, 2001
Hugh Jackman, dreamy star of 'Kate & Leopold,' picks his favorite movies to smooch to. Read it

Mister Majestic

by Jeff Jensen | Nov 16, 2001
Frank Darabont makes old-fashioned new again. Read it

The Executioner's Song

by Dave Karger | Nov 16, 2001
An exclusive first look at the shocking romance 'Monster's Ball' Read it

This Land Is His Land

by Scott Brown | Nov 16, 2001
A Bosnian director delivers a kick in the Balkans. Read it

And The Nominees Could Be...

by Dave Karger | Nov 16, 2001
The Oscar games begin! Here's a look at the players. Read it

Glove Affair

by Allison Hope Weiner | Nov 16, 2001
'Ali' knockout Jada Pinkett Smith comes out swinging in favor of her husband and kids Read it

Ring Masters

by Gillian Flynn | Nov 16, 2001
Hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards--the denizens of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth become flesh (& F/X) in the much-anticipated The Lord of The Rings Read it

Holiday Music Preview

Buyin' Large

by Michele Romero | Nov 16, 2001

Kink Wrapped

by Evan Serpick | Nov 16, 2001
Make 'em say "You really got me...a good present" with Ray Davies' tips Read it

Internet Review

The Sound of Chaos

by Monica Mehta | Nov 16, 2001

Absolutely Fabulous

by Malcolm Venable | Nov 16, 2001

The One

by Malcolm Venable | Nov 16, 2001

Comedy College

by Hugh Hart | Nov 16, 2001

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 16, 2001
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Movie Article

Reel World

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, William Keck | Nov 16, 2001
News From Hollywood Read it

Trick Or Treat

by William Keck | Nov 16, 2001

BOX OFFICE

Nov 16, 2001

Movie Review

Shallow Hal

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001

Amelie

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001

Donnie Darko

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001

Domestic Disturbance

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001

The Man Who Wasn't There

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2001

Monsters, Inc.

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 16, 2001

THE ONE

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2001

TAPE

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2001

THE TOWN IS QUIET

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 16, 2001

Movie on DVD Review

THE SOPRANOS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

by Mike Flaherty | Nov 16, 2001

Music Article

Hear & Now

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 16, 2001
This week on the music beat Read it

THE CHARTS WEEK OF NOV 17 2001

Nov 16, 2001
THE CHARTS Read it

Music Review

Driving Rain

by Chris Willman | Nov 16, 2001

''Lipstick and Bruises''

by Malcolm Venable | Nov 16, 2001

ANIMOSITY

by Evan Serpick | Nov 16, 2001

Laundry Service

by David Browne | Nov 16, 2001

The Sea Is Fierce

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 16, 2001

Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow

by Scott Schinder | Nov 16, 2001

Motherland

by Mark Bautz | Nov 16, 2001

Love, Shelby

by Karen Valby | Nov 16, 2001

On the Line

by Kristen Baldwin | Nov 16, 2001

The Road Less Traveled

by Alanna Nash | Nov 16, 2001

Tuesdays in Chinatown

by Larry Blumenfeld | Nov 16, 2001

Can You Dig It? The 70s Soul Experience

by Evan Serpick | Nov 16, 2001

The Golden Road (1965-1973)

by David Browne | Nov 16, 2001

Cat Stevens

by David Browne | Nov 16, 2001

Verdi: The Tenor Arias

by Scott D. Paulin | Nov 16, 2001

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Now and Forever

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Nov 16, 2001

Creedence Clearwater Revival

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 16, 2001

Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones

by Chris Willman | Nov 16, 2001

American Roots Music

by Steve Futterman | Nov 16, 2001

Self Portrait

by Chip Deffaa | Nov 16, 2001

News Article

Taking Auction

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 16, 2001

Cybertalk

Nov 16, 2001

Mail

Nov 16, 2001

Designing Woman

by John Squires, President | Nov 16, 2001
EW's Geraldine Hessler tackles a high-profile book-cover assignment Read it

Holiday Movie Preview

Nov 16, 2001
-NOTE- See also cover story of same issue Read it

Hot Spot

by Megan Quitkin | Nov 16, 2001

Runnin' on Emmy

by Brian M. Raftery, William Keck, Allison Hope Weiner | Nov 16, 2001
TV's long-delayed awards show was the smoothest in years--not that you were watching. Read it

Monitor

Nov 16, 2001

Fancy Panties

by Anna Holmes | Nov 16, 2001

The Shaw Report

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 16, 2001

Gimme Shelter

by Tricia Johnson | Nov 16, 2001

Short Story

by Megan Quitkin | Nov 16, 2001

Random Quote

Nov 16, 2001

Reel Life

Hidden Chimera

by Scott Brown, William Keck | Nov 16, 2001
Behind the screams of Pixar's hit, some blink-and-you'll- miss-them Monster moments. Read it

Sound Bites

SOUND BITES

Nov 16, 2001

Star Wars Watch

Cloning Around

by Brian M. Raftery | Nov 16, 2001

TV Article

Burning Question

by Caroline Kepnes | Nov 16, 2001

Settling The Score

by Lynette Rice, Brian M. Raftery | Nov 16, 2001

South-of-the-Border Lines

by Bruce Fretts, Scott Brown | Nov 16, 2001

The Guest List

Nov 16, 2001
Look Who's on The Couch This Week (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Read it

On The Air

by Lynette Rice, Dan Snierson | Nov 16, 2001
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

THE RATINGS

Nov 16, 2001

The Greats

Sissy Spacek

by Steve Daly | Nov 16, 2001
For nearly 30 years, she played the acting game her way-- forsaking the Hollywood hills for the uncommon ground of Virginia. Now, the star of the poignant drama In the Bedroom looks back on her road less traveled. Read it

Video Review

Crazy/Beautiful

by Allyssa Lee | Nov 16, 2001

THE STUNT MAN

by Troy Patterson | Nov 16, 2001

AFGHANISTAN REVEALED

by Michael Sauter | Nov 16, 2001

THE CLOSET

by William Stevenson | Nov 16, 2001

THE GOLDEN BOWL

by Michael Sauter | Nov 16, 2001

CEMENT

by Daniel Fierman | Nov 16, 2001

At Sachem Farm

by Alice King | Nov 16, 2001

What to Watch

What to Watch for week of November 12

by Dalton Ross, Evan Serpick, Brian M. Raftery, Mike Flaherty, Ken Tucker | Nov 16, 2001
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Times are Eastern standard and are subject to change. Read it
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