Aug 16, 2002

Issue #667

Cover Story

What's real and what's fake? A guide to movie F/X

Aug 08, 2002
Here's how special-effects experts made the impossible look real in ''Men in Black II,'' ''Star Wars: Episode II,'' and other big movies -- an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Aug. 16, 2002, cover story Read it
Magazine Cover (Aug 16, 2002)

Charts

Charts

Aug 16, 2002
Soulfly's high, Norah Jones is jazzed, Toby Keith knows Nashville, and the Flaming Lips plant a big one on the nation's capital Read it

Close-Up

'Park' Victory

by Evan Serpick | Aug 16, 2002
Tapping into the teen R&B market, BET's video-countdown show 106 & Park hip-hops right past MTV's TRL. Read it

Cybertalk

Cybertalk

Aug 16, 2002

Digital

Paging Bettie

by Ben Spier | Aug 16, 2002
A pioneering '50s pinup queen gets the royal treatment on the Web. Read it

Urban Renewal

by David Marc Fischer | Aug 16, 2002
The Silent-Film Classic 'Metropolis' Gets Spiffed Up for Its 75th Birthday Read it

Encore

Paint, Misbehavin'

by Troy Patterson | Aug 16, 2002
Underground artist Jean-Michel Basquiat left an edgy mark on the art world before his drug-fueled death in 1988. Read it

Legacy

Josh Ryan Evans

by Nicholas Fonseca | Aug 16, 2002

Mail

Mail

Aug 16, 2002

Monitor

Monitor

by Nancy Miller | Aug 16, 2002

Movie

Reel World

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Aug 16, 2002
News From Hollywood Read it

Music

The Tracks Of His Peers

by Rob Brunner | Aug 16, 2002
Ace Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer Laughs His Way Through Our Blindfold Test Read it

N.M.E.

London Calling

Aug 16, 2002
What's new in the land of royals and Radiohead? The editors of Britain's new musical express whisk us their monthly report. Read it

Review

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

by Geoff Keighley | Aug 16, 2002

Being There

Of Mice and Men

by Geoff Keighley | Aug 16, 2002
The world's best computer gamers converge in Dallas for a big-bucks, last-team-standing tournament. Read it

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

by Matthew Flamm | Aug 16, 2002
The inside scoop on the book world Read it

Book Article

BEST-SELLERS

Aug 16, 2002

BIG-SCREEN BOUND

Aug 16, 2002

Lovely & Amazing

by Karen Valby | Aug 16, 2002
With 'The Lovely Bones,' her wildly popular tale of a young girl's murder, Alice Sebold ignites her career--and realizes her dream. Read it

Book Review

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead

by Rob Brunner | Aug 16, 2002
The first authorized biography of the Grateful Dead respectfully exhumes their skeletons from the closet. Read it

BEST AMERICAN CRIME WRITING

by Daniel Fierman | Aug 16, 2002

THE EXTINCTION CLUB

by Gregory Kirschling | Aug 16, 2002

AFTER THE QUAKE

by Troy Patterson | Aug 16, 2002

THAT'S TRUE OF EVERYBODY

by Gregory Kirschling | Aug 16, 2002

THE ART OF DECEPTION

by Gillian Flynn | Aug 16, 2002

THE HEAVEN OF MERCURY

by Megan Harlan | Aug 16, 2002

WAITING PERIOD

by Troy Patterson | Aug 16, 2002

Cover Story

What's real and what's fake? A guide to movie F/X

Aug 08, 2002
Here's how special-effects experts made the impossible look real in ''Men in Black II,'' ''Star Wars: Episode II,'' and other big movies -- an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Aug. 16, 2002, cover story Read it

DVD Review

Tokyo Olympiad

by Joshua Rich | Aug 16, 2002

Fresh Meet

The Eyes Have It

by Marc Weingarten | Aug 16, 2002
On the brink of a new level of fame, BRIGHT EYES isn't blinking. Read it

Hear & Now

Hear & Now

by Evan Serpick | Aug 16, 2002
This week on the music beat Read it

Internet Review

HAIKU MOVIE REVIEWS

by Rebecca Flint | Aug 16, 2002

DICTIONARAOKE

by Adam Duerson | Aug 16, 2002

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Aug 16, 2002
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Listen 2 This #03

The New Classics

by Rob Brunner | Aug 16, 2002
They do make 'em like they used to. Latter-day landmark discs worth latching on to. Read it

Downlow-Dables

by Brian Hiatt | Aug 16, 2002
Smash new mash-ups Read it

You Really Heard It Here First

by Tom Sinclair | Aug 16, 2002
Samples, references, and rip-offs Read it

Game Check

by Kimberly Reyes | Aug 16, 2002
What musicians are playing when maybe they should be rehearsing Read it

Idiot Wind

Aug 16, 2002
Sometimes Pop Stars Talk Stupid Read it

S.A.T.'S For Rockers

by Brian Hiatt | Aug 16, 2002
Uncle Kracker, you've got 15 minutes... Read it

Toxic Avengers

by Evan Serpick | Aug 16, 2002
balancing partying with potent politics, SYSTEM OF A DOWN are the people's post-9/11 champions. Read it

Props Department

Aug 16, 2002
Grrrl vets Sleater-Kinney send a growl-out to cats who inspired One Beat, their new, sixth LP. Read it

The Worst Song I Ever Wrote

by Tom Sinclair | Aug 16, 2002
Hey, Even Picasso passed off some stinkers Read it

Movie Article

The ABCs of 'XXX'

by Clarissa Cruz, William Keck | Aug 16, 2002

Would real surfers wear ''Blue Crush'''s bikinis?

by Karen Valby | Aug 16, 2002
Female boarders do wear two-pieces, says a pro, but there ARE limits Read it

A Beautiful Mind

by Jeff Jensen | Aug 16, 2002

A Beautiful Mind (Take 2)

by Jeff Jensen | Aug 16, 2002

Critical Mass

Aug 16, 2002

WINNER OF THE WEEK

Aug 16, 2002
Frida Kahlo Read it

BOX OFFICE

Aug 16, 2002

TRACK RECORD:

Aug 16, 2002
EASTWOOD DIRECTS Read it

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

by Jeff Jensen | Aug 16, 2002

THE CHARTS

Aug 16, 2002

Movie Review

XXX

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 07, 2002

The Good Girl

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 07, 2002

Blood Work

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 07, 2002

The Master of Disguise

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 16, 2002

24 Hour Party People

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 16, 2002
The brash British pop drama ''24 Hour Party People'' takes a cult's-eye view of the birth of rave culture Read it

The Good Girl

by Lisa Schwarzbaum

The Château

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 16, 2002

FULL FRONTAL

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 16, 2002

MARTIN LAWRENCE LIVE: RUNTELDAT

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 16, 2002

SIGNS

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 16, 2002

SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 16, 2002

Music Article

Chuck D tackles readers' queries

Aug 16, 2002
The rapper answers questions from EW readers, and you can send questions to Avril Lavigne Read it

Checking in with melancholy folkie Beth Orton

by Michele Romero | Aug 16, 2002
The singer-songwriter, who brightens up a bit with ''Daybreaker,'' talks about her inspirations, her collaborators, and her household appliances Read it

File Under...Flippin' The Script

by Tom Sinclair | Aug 16, 2002

THE CHART

Aug 16, 2002

EW gets Down with rock avengers System

by Evan Serpick | Aug 12, 2002
As they balance partying with potent politics, System of a Down represent the contradictions of a post-Sept. 11 America -- an excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's Aug. 16, 2002, Listen2This cover story Read it

Music Review

Kill the Moonlight

by Will Hermes | Aug 16, 2002

Reanimation

by David Browne | Aug 16, 2002
Why have rap-metalers Linkin Park returned with a remixed rehash of their last album? David Browne has a few ideas. Read it

''Life Goes On''

by Holly George-Warren | Aug 16, 2002

Minority of One

by Dalton Ross | Aug 16, 2002

The Magnificent

by Raymond Fiore | Aug 16, 2002

Kissin Time

by Scott Schinder | Aug 16, 2002

ThirdShiftGrottoSlack

by Scott Schinder | Aug 16, 2002

Trinity: Past, Present and Future

by Jon Caramanica | Aug 16, 2002

October Road

by Beth Johnson | Aug 16, 2002

Largo

by Josef Woodard | Aug 16, 2002

Hairspray

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Aug 16, 2002

Blue Crush

by Mark Bautz | Aug 16, 2002

God Loves Ugly

by Will Hermes | Aug 16, 2002

New Chapter; Roots Controller

by Will Hermes | Aug 16, 2002

East Meets West

by Will Hermes | Aug 16, 2002

Optometry

by Will Hermes | Aug 16, 2002

The Beginning Stages of...

by Will Hermes | Aug 16, 2002

News Article

How BET's ''106 & Park'' hip-hopped past ''TRL''

by Evan Serpick | Aug 12, 2002
By tapping into the teen R&B market, the two-year-old video-countdown show finds itself routinely trouncing the MTV rival Read it

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

by Steve Daly | Aug 16, 2002

Bowfinger

by Tom Russo | Aug 16, 2002

TIME CAPSULE

Aug 16, 2002
AUGUST 12, 1988 Read it

The Fast And The Furious

by Tom Russo | Aug 16, 2002

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Aug 16, 2002

Men In Black II

by Gillian Flynn | Aug 16, 2002

Asbury Sparks

by Brian Hiatt | Aug 16, 2002
With a controversial media onslaught and a surprise No. 1 album, New Jersey native son Bruce Springsteen proves he's still born to run. Read it

Stripping gets hot in Hollywood

by Nancy Miller | Aug 16, 2002
Burlesque bump-and-grind nights have found new fans in Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, and others Read it

Rush Hour 2

by Jeff Jensen | Aug 16, 2002

We talk to Robin Williams

by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 16, 2002
In a candid Q&A, the ''One Hour Photo'' star reveals why he's focusing on his underdeveloped dark side Read it

The Shaw Report

by Jessica Shaw | Aug 16, 2002

Freddie Prinze Jr. sells his L.A.-area digs

by Tricia Johnson | Aug 16, 2002
4 BR, 4 BTH San Fernando Valley spread PRICE $3.25 million Read it

Spider-Man

by Gillian Flynn | Aug 16, 2002

Wheels of Summer

by Gregory Kirschling | Aug 16, 2002

Faking It

Aug 16, 2002
Is it real...or is it a highly complex digitally enhanced recolored composite put together by a team of F/X experts? Let the truth be told Read it

How shook up would the world be if Elvis had lived?

Aug 16, 2002
Would he be morbidly obese? Desperate for cash? Running a fast food chain? EW takes a guess Read it

Single File

India Irate

by Jon Caramanica | Aug 16, 2002
R&B upstart Truth Hurts scores an "Addictive" hit--while trampling on sacred sound. Read it

TV Article

Thanks to ''CSI,'' science never looked so fun

by David Koeppel | Aug 16, 2002
Since the show's debut, interested students are flooding college forensic classes Read it

Could ''Idol'''s Simon actually be an okay guy?

by Nicholas Fonseca, William Keck | Aug 16, 2002
Staying true to his word, the notoriously nasty judge has offered to help booted contestant Ryan Starr with her music career Read it

Is something screwy about ''Idol'''s voting system?

by Nicholas Fonseca | Aug 16, 2002
Cynics may think that Fox tampered with the votes after Justin came close to getting axed, but one of the show's producers defends its methods Read it

The Guest List

Aug 16, 2002
Look Who's on The Couch This Week (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Read it

On the Air

by Lynette Rice, Tricia Johnson | Aug 16, 2002
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

Why ''Big Brother'' is reality-show perfection

by Josh Wolk | Aug 16, 2002
We expose the four essential ingredients that make the reality show a tasty TV delight Read it

Sixties-set show taps Michelle Branch for cameo

by Lynette Rice | Aug 14, 2002
''American Dreams,'' about a girl who lands a gig on ''American Bandstand,'' hopes to book other current pop stars to play past ones Read it

Updated ''Family Affair'' dodges original's curse

by Lynette Rice | Aug 15, 2002
The new Tim Curry show will take the charm from the original, but hopefully not its dramatic legacy of drug overdoses and suicide Read it

TV Review

Big Brother 3

by Ken Tucker | Aug 16, 2002
Sex! Romance! Betrayal! Big Brother heats up TV with an anything-goes cast providing outrageous entertainment. Read it

Talk Back

Which is the best band to see in concert?

May 10, 2002
Post your thoughts on the creme de la concert on our Listen2This message board Read it

Video Review

In the Bedroom

by Bruce Fretts | Aug 16, 2002
Todd Field goes behind closed doors with the masterful ''In the Bedroom.'' Read it

THE ACCIDENTAL SPY

by Jennifer Armstrong | Aug 16, 2002

Showtime

by Mike Flaherty | Aug 16, 2002

The New Guy

by Brian M. Raftery | Aug 16, 2002

THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS

by Monica Mehta | Aug 16, 2002

CHELSEA WALLS

by Alice King | Aug 16, 2002

BIRTHDAY GIRL

by Erin Richter | Aug 16, 2002

CLOCKSTOPPERS

by Karen Valby | Aug 16, 2002

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB & THUMBELINA

by Eileen Clarke | Aug 16, 2002

RETURN TO NEVER LAND

by Bruce Fretts | Aug 16, 2002

What to Watch

What to Watch for week of August 12

by Joshua Rich, Ken Tucker | Aug 16, 2002
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Times are Eastern daylight and are subject to change. Read it