Dec 13, 2002

Issue #686
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Books

Take My Life, Please

by Gregory Kirschling | Dec 13, 2002
Going, Going, Gone. A Young Man Hocks All of His Possessions (Even His Sideburns) for a Little Insight. Read it

Flashes

'Maid' Service

Dec 13, 2002

Mail

Mail

Dec 13, 2002

Monitor

Monitor

Dec 13, 2002

Review

About Schmidt

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 13, 2002
Jack Nicholson brings sublime understatement to Alexander Payne's perfectly crafted About Schmidt Read it

Equilibrium

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 13, 2002
Christian Bale rebels against an unfeeling society in the senseless futuristic sci-fi drama Equilibrium Read it

Our Town

by Lawrence Frascella | Dec 13, 2002
The veteran actor's turn in a revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town is a celebration of two American classics. Read it

Being There

Thrash Course

by Dan Snierson | Dec 13, 2002
Schooled by hair legends like Vince Neil and Bret Michaels, EW's Dan Snierson realizes his fantasy of becoming a rock star...sort of Read it

Book Article

A guide to the season's most breathtaking gift books

by Karen Valby | Dec 13, 2002
No ho-ho-hum ideas here. Behold and be merry. Read it

BEST-SELLERS

Dec 13, 2002

BIG-SCREEN BOUND

Dec 13, 2002

Book Review

1000 GAME HEROES

by Noah Robischon | Dec 13, 2002

LOS ANGELES: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THE CASTLE ON THE HILL

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Dec 13, 2002

UNIFORMS: WHY WE ARE WHAT WE WEAR

by Troy Patterson | Dec 13, 2002

OFF TO THE SIDE

by Thom Geier | Dec 13, 2002

A Whistling Woman

by Megan Harlan | Dec 13, 2002

MATCHSTICK MEN

by Emily Mead | Dec 13, 2002

Digital Review

Madden NFL 2003

by Kimberly Reyes | Dec 13, 2002

Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer

by Kimberly Reyes | Dec 13, 2002

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Field Guide To The NextNew Things

The Cutting Edge

by Alice M. Lee | Dec 13, 2002

Fresh Meet

Great Danes

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 13, 2002
They look like the White Stripes. They sound like Sonic Youth. No wonder everyone's raving about the RAVEONETTES. Read it

Hear & Now

Hear & Now

by Evan Serpick | Dec 13, 2002
This week on the music beat Read it

Hot Location

Hot Location

by David Koeppel | Dec 13, 2002

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Dec 13, 2002
What the country is talking about this week... Read it

Listen 2 This #07

Just Asking

Dec 13, 2002
Dixie Chick Martie Maguire tackles L2T readers' queries Read it

Quit Your Day Job

by Evan Serpick | Dec 13, 2002
batter up! 3rd bass man pete nice trades rhymes for runs Read it

Idiot Wind

Dec 13, 2002
sometimes pop stars talk stupid Read it

Charts

Dec 13, 2002
Opeth delivers, Paul McCartney rocks-'n'-rakes it in, and Eminem finds himself in a big way Read it

Sing Out Sisters

by Neil Drumming | Dec 13, 2002
Canadian wonder twins TEGAN AND SARA wrestle with pop, privacy, and people's perceptions Read it

Label Look

by Kimberly Reyes | Dec 13, 2002
Who's putting out what and why Read it

S.A.T.'S For Rockers

by Rob Brunner | Dec 13, 2002
The Donnas singer Donna A, you've got 15 minutes... Read it

Under My Thumb

by Kimberly Reyes | Dec 13, 2002
Blues Traveler's John Popper gave us the finger; hand analyst Leslie Zemenek gave us the dirt Read it

The Top 6 1/2

Dec 13, 2002
That's right, not 10. Herewith, the 6 1/2... Read it

Movie Article

Critical Mass

Dec 13, 2002

BOX OFFICE

Dec 13, 2002

Off the Walls

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 13, 2002
Season's gradings! We rate the new crop of film posters. Read it

GOOF OF THE WEEK

Dec 13, 2002

THE CHARTS

Dec 13, 2002

EW RECOMMENDS

Dec 13, 2002

Five indie films that you gotta see

Dec 13, 2002
This season's bumper crop of low-budget films earning high marks Read it

Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 04, 2002

Wes Craven Presents: They

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 04, 2002

Analyze That

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 04, 2002

Empire

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 04, 2002

Maid in Manhattan

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 04, 2002

Extreme Ops

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 04, 2002

ADAPTATION

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 13, 2002

RABBIT-PROOF FENCE

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 13, 2002

SOLARIS

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 13, 2002

TREASURE PLANET

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 13, 2002

Movie on DVD Review

D.W. Griffith Masterworks Box Set

by Tim Purtell | Dec 13, 2002

The Duellists

by Noah Robischon | Dec 13, 2002

Music Article

The New Classics

by Jeff Gordinier | Dec 13, 2002
They do make 'em like they used to. Dig this latter-day landmark disc. Read it

From Japan

by J.D. Considine | Dec 13, 2002
Aki Sobani Iruyo Read it

From Japan

by J.D. Considine | Dec 13, 2002
Mikazuki Rokku Read it

Hives? White Stripes? Which hot bands deserve the hype?

Dec 13, 2002
We tell you which critical darlings of 2002 live up to their reputation Read it

The Roots return after three years of hibernation

by Evan Serpick | Dec 13, 2002
Philly's funkiest hip-hop collective are ready to rise and shine Read it

London Calling

by James Oldham | Dec 13, 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

All About Divas

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 13, 2002
Revealing, if uneven, new CDs by J. Lo, Mariah, and Whitney prove it's no picnic being a high-flying songbird. Read it

THE CHART

Dec 13, 2002

Jamaican star Sean Paul helps set a new reggae trend

by Joe Caramanica | Dec 13, 2002
Jamaican producers are reviving dancehall days, mon, with hit albums built around a single beat Read it

New talent show looks for first gay country star

by Evan Serpick | Dec 09, 2002
Move over ''American Idol,'' the next generation in TV talent shows is on the hunt for gay country singers Read it

Music Review

Out of Season

by Will Hermes | Dec 13, 2002

We Are F -- k You

by Will Hermes | Dec 13, 2002

Anti; The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

by Will Hermes | Dec 13, 2002

Nothing to Fear: A Rough Mix

by Will Hermes | Dec 13, 2002

mercy

by Will Hermes | Dec 13, 2002

Evolucion: 17 Grandes Exitos

by Will Hermes | Dec 13, 2002

Empty Rooms

by Will Hermes | Dec 13, 2002

''Honestly''

by Brian M. Raftery | Dec 13, 2002

God's Son: Electric Circus

by Neil Drumming | Dec 13, 2002

Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$

by Jon Caramanica | Dec 13, 2002

200 km/h in the Wrong Lane

by Kristina Feliciano | Dec 13, 2002

Care 4 U

by Craig Seymour | Dec 13, 2002

It Ain't Safe No More

by Malcolm Venable | Dec 13, 2002

Trojan X-Rated Box Set

by Rob Brunner | Dec 13, 2002

Just Whitney...

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 09, 2002

Charmbracelet

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 09, 2002

This is Me...Then

by Tom Sinclair | Dec 09, 2002

News Article

Burning Question

by Suzanne Ely | Dec 13, 2002

The Man Who Drew Too Much

by Steve Daly | Dec 13, 2002
Animator Glen Keane gave life to the Beast, Ariel the mermaid, and Aladdin -- with a pencil. Can he survive the computer age? Read it

AOL MUSIC

Dec 13, 2002

Julianne Moore raises the bar for film actresses

by Dave Karger | Dec 13, 2002
The Oscar double-nominee for 'Far From Heaven' and 'The Hours' tells us what guides her choices Read it

Celebs talk about what they leave out for Santa

Dec 13, 2002
From the traditional cookies and milk to a menorah, find out what the most famous man in December gets treated to Read it

Requiem: Sex And The Kiddies

by Caroline Kepnes | Dec 13, 2002

The Shaw Report

by Jessica Shaw | Dec 13, 2002

Tori Spelling changes zipcodes

by Tricia Johnson | Dec 13, 2002
4 BR, 4 BTH traditional-style home PRICE Around $3 million Read it

BOX OFFICE

Dec 13, 2002

Re: Actors

by Joel Stein | Dec 13, 2002
What does it take to morph into a successful thespian? Not as much as you might think (don't tell Madonna). Read it

Truffle Kerfuffle

by Clarissa Cruz | Dec 13, 2002

Fly Wheels

by Gregory Kirschling | Dec 13, 2002

On the Air

On the Air

by Lynette Rice | Dec 13, 2002
The latest news from the TV beat Read it

Oscar Watch

Can Oscar nominate a pretend writer? EW found out

by Nicholas Fonseca | Dec 13, 2002
Donald Kaufman -- Charlie's fake twin -- can get an Academy nod for helping pen ''Adaption.'' But what will he wear? Read it

Q & A

Sum Like It Hot

by Jon Caramanica | Dec 13, 2002
If Sum 41 frontman BIZZY D had been drunk, he would've blabbed about teen groupies and interband feuds. Oh wait, he did! Read it

Single File

Track Record

by Caroline Kepnes | Dec 13, 2002
TELEPOPMUSIK find the perfect pitch for one of advertising's most trance-porting car commercials. Read it

Stage Review

BLUE/ORANGE

Dec 13, 2002

BOSTON MARRIAGE

Dec 13, 2002

THE EXONERATED

Dec 13, 2002

FAR AWAY

Dec 13, 2002

TV Article

Risky projects find a new home on FX

by Lynette Rice | Dec 06, 2002
After the success of ''The Shield,'' FX offers a new outlet for original TV programming Read it

The Guest List

Dec 13, 2002
Look Who's on The Couch This Week Read it

EW's guide to TV's winners and losers

by Dan Snierson | Dec 13, 2002
A few shows were toasted (hello, ''Bachelor''), many were just toast (so long ''Birds of Prey''), find out what else made the list Read it

Julia Louis-Dreyfus's sitcom will return to NBC

by Lynette Rice | Dec 09, 2002
After trying a real-time format last season, ''Watching Ellie'' turns to a more traditional set up Read it

TV Review

American Dreams

by Ken Tucker | Dec 13, 2002

The Worst Song I Ever Wrote

Hey, Even Picasso Passed Off Some Stinkers

by Evan Serpick | Dec 13, 2002

Video Review

Minority Report

by Marc Bernardin | Dec 13, 2002
Steven Spielberg cops a true sci-fi attitude in ''Minority Report.'' Read it

LIKE MIKE

by Gregory Kirschling | Dec 13, 2002

Stuart Little 2

by Bruce Fretts | Dec 13, 2002

CHERISH

by Erin Richter | Dec 13, 2002

Halloween: Resurrection

by Kimberly Reyes | Dec 13, 2002

HUMAN NATURE

by Alice King | Dec 13, 2002

HAPPY ACCIDENTS

by Sumeet Bal | Dec 13, 2002

K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER

by Noah Robischon | Dec 13, 2002

Weird Up!

Rites Of Sing

by Christopher Porter | Dec 13, 2002
Giving punk an injection of sensitivity, campus crooners EMOCAPELLA do for emo what rockapella did for, er, rock. Read it

What to Watch

What to Watch for week of December 9

by Dalton Ross, Caroline Kepnes, Nancy Miller | Dec 13, 2002
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Times are Eastern standard and are subject to change. Read it
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