Dec 21, 2001

Issue #631-632
Magazine Cover (Dec 21, 2001)

Breakouts

Best Balladeer

Dec 21, 2001
Ryan Adams Read it

Best Import

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 21, 2001
Alejandro Amenabar Read it

Best New Friend

by Dave Karger | Dec 21, 2001
Paul Bettany Read it

Best Spy Chick

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 21, 2001
Jennifer Garner Read it

Best Horse Whisperer

by Wook Kim | Dec 21, 2001
Laura Hillenbrand Read it

Best New Player

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 21, 2001
Ja Rule Read it

Best Rx

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 21, 2001
Scrubs Read it

Best Thrashers

by Evan Serpick | Dec 21, 2001
System of a Down Read it

Best Bewitcher

by Missy Schwartz | Dec 21, 2001
Emma Watson Read it

Best Schizo Sweetie

by Scott Brown | Dec 21, 2001
Naomi Watts Read it

Best Boy Wonder

by Caroline Kepnes | Dec 21, 2001
Tom Welling Read it

Best Soul Provider

by Rob Brunner | Dec 21, 2001
Craig David Read it

Music

A Second Opinion

by Chris Willman | Dec 21, 2001

The Best Of The Rest

by David Browne, Chris Willman, Rob Brunner, Tom Sinclair, Alanna Nash, Steve Futterman, Scott D. Paulin | Dec 21, 2001

Review

Critical Mass

Dec 21, 2001
Here are 50 notable movies of 2001--hits, misses, and critics' faves--as graded by selected reviewers. Read it

Television

The Commercials

by Josh Wolk | Dec 21, 2001

A Second Opinion

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 21, 2001

Book Article

Books

by Karen Valby, Troy Patterson | Dec 21, 2001

Great Performances

Renee Zellweger in 'Bridget Jones's Diary'

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 21, 2001

And Don't Forget...

Dec 21, 2001
...these other standout performances. We won't. Read it

Ricky Jay in 'Heist'

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 21, 2001

Ben Kingsley in 'Sexy Beast'

by Scott Brown | Dec 21, 2001

Brad Pitt & George Clooney in 'Ocean's Eleven'

by Daniel Fierman | Dec 21, 2001

Reba McEntire in 'Annie Get Your Gun'

by Chris Willman | Dec 21, 2001

Tilda Swinton in 'The Deep End'

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 21, 2001

Billy Bob Thornton in 'The Man Who Wasn't There' and

by Steve Daly | Dec 21, 2001
'Monster's Ball' Read it

Denzel Washington in 'Training Day'

by Chris Nashawaty | Dec 21, 2001

Tammy Blanchard & Judy Davis in 'Life With Judy Garland:

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 2001
Me and My Shadows' Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 21, 2001
What the Country Was Talking About This Year Read it

Movie Article

Movies

by Owen Gleiberman, Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 21, 2001

Music Article

Music

by David Browne | Dec 21, 2001

News Article

Internet

by Noah Robischon | Dec 21, 2001

The Best and Worst

Dec 21, 2001
-NOTE- See also 11 accompanying stories pages 106-146 of same issue Read it

The Entertainers

Dec 21, 2001
-NOTE- See also 24 accompanying stories on pages 22-58 of same issue Read it

Sound Bites

Dec 21, 2001
THIS YEAR'S MOST QUOTABLE QUOTES Read it

Mail

Dec 21, 2001

Hope For The Holidays

Dec 21, 2001
The friends and family of New York City's Engine 23 come together for a very special Christmas celebration Read it

The Year That Was

by Alice M. Lee | Dec 21, 2001

The Year That Was

Dec 21, 2001
-NOTE- See also 14 accompanying stories on pages 62-84 of same issue Read it

TV Article

Television

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 2001

The Entertainers

9 Bernie Mac

by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 2001

8 Tina Fey

by Kristen Baldwin | Dec 21, 2001

2 HBO's Sunday Night Stars

by Dan Snierson | Dec 21, 2001

4 Alicia Keys

by Nancy Miller | Dec 21, 2001

1 Nicole Kidman

by Mark Harris | Dec 21, 2001

6 Viggo Mortensen

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 21, 2001

5 Chris Nolan

by Josh Wolk | Dec 21, 2001

7 The 'O Brother' Musicians

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 21, 2001

10 Bill O'Reilly

by Benjamin Svetkey | Dec 21, 2001

3 The Producers

by Ty Burr | Dec 21, 2001

12 Sulley & Shrek

by Steve Daly | Dec 21, 2001
The CG characters make a lot of money at the box office Read it

11 Audrey Tautou

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 21, 2001

The Year That Was

The After Words

by Caroline Kepnes | Dec 21, 2001
How newsmakers and entertainers grappled with the tragedy of September 11 Read it

Celebulary

Dec 21, 2001

"Bless" Is More

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 21, 2001
After Sept. 11, "God Bless America" attained new popularity--and resonance Read it

The Heche Files

by Jamie Bufalino | Dec 21, 2001
Anne Heche's out-there alter ego, Celestia, blessed us with her wit and wisdom Read it

Top O' the Flops

by Josh Wolk | Dec 21, 2001
Charting the year's deadliest duds Read it

Mo So Fine

by Nicholas Fonseca | Dec 21, 2001
Fans lined up and paid dearly for tickets to Madonna's Drowned World Tour Read it

Black Magic

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 21, 2001
The gritty film noir genre cast a powerful spell over the year's hippest films Read it

Fame Factor

by Josh Wolk | Dec 21, 2001
Reality TV's most memorable folk Read it

Clinical Trials

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 21, 2001
A users' manual to celeb breakdowns Read it

Wild 'West'

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 21, 2001
Sex! Drugs! Contract disputes! The real-life soap opera behind The West Wing Read it
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