Nov 28, 2003

Issue #739

Cover Story

Sean Penn on moviemaking, middle age, and, yes, Iraq

by Ken Tucker | Nov 21, 2003
The acclaimed star of ''Mystic River'' and ''21 Grams'' talks about the art of acting and his controversial politics Read it
Magazine Cover (Nov 28, 2003)

Best-Sellers

The King, Baby!

Nov 28, 2003

The King, Baby!

Nov 28, 2003

Books

Features

Brave New Gwyneth

by Karen Valby | Nov 28, 2003
The death of her father leads the SYLVIA star to a personal turning point -- and a new career direction Read it

Lone Star

by Mary Kaye Schilling | Nov 28, 2003
Long before he wrote Terms of Endearment, novelist Larry McMurtry was a bookish cowhand. The Texan turned his back on the cowboy life, then reinvented the Western with his Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. Read it

Dead Parents Society

by Steve Daly | Nov 28, 2003

Air Bawl

Nov 28, 2003
Sometimes, despite the finest efforts, a would-be tearjerker misses the mark and emerges as just one more failed duct manipulator. Read it

Cry Freedom

Nov 28, 2003
The 50 Greatest Tearjerkers Read it

Cry Freedom

Nov 28, 2003
The 50 Greatest Tearjerkers Read it

Mail

Mail

Nov 28, 2003

Mail

Nov 28, 2003

Movies

Critical Mass

Nov 28, 2003
Here's how a sampling of critics from across the country grade 10 current releases. Read it

Review

Out On A Leash: Exploring the Nature of Reality and Love/

by Amy Feitelberg | Nov 28, 2003
Throw Me A Bone: 50 Healthy, Canine Taste-Tested Recipes for Snacks, Meals, and Treats Read it

The Black Album -NOTE- See also page 122 of same issue

by Neil Drumming | Nov 28, 2003
Jay-Z says his latest is his last. But Neil Drumming insists The Black Album's more than a gangsta's goodbye. Read it

Folklore

by David Browne | Nov 28, 2003

Kid Rock

by David Browne | Nov 28, 2003

This Is Not a Test!

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 28, 2003

Classic Live!

by David Browne | Nov 28, 2003

Angels in America

by Ken Tucker | Nov 28, 2003
The celebrated epic play Angels in America soars in a powerful TV adaptation. Read it

Tracy Morgan Show

by Nisha Gopalan | Nov 28, 2003

This Is Not a Test!

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 28, 2003

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Nov 28, 2003

X2: X-Men United

Nov 28, 2003
The motley crew of mutant crusaders returns in the funny, philosophical X2: X-Men United. Read it

Rock

A Whole Lotta Shakin'

by Catherine Wise | Nov 28, 2003

Television

Who's That Girl?

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 28, 2003

Sound Bites

Nov 28, 2003

What to Watch for week of NOVEMBER 24

by Dalton Ross | Nov 28, 2003
A DAY-TO-DAY GUIDE TO NOTABLE PROGRAMS.* Read it

What to Watch for week of NOVEMBER 24

by Dalton Ross, Bruce Fretts, Tom Sinclair, Allyssa Lee | Nov 28, 2003
A DAY-TO-DAY GUIDE TO NOTABLE PROGRAMS.* Read it

Thanksgiving

Now, That's Good Eatin'!

by Leah Reisman-Senes | Nov 28, 2003

Analyze This

Bringing God Down to Earth

by Michael Sauter | Nov 28, 2003

Ask The Critic

Grace Note

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 28, 2003

Big Mac Attack of the Week

McDonald's

Nov 28, 2003

Book Review

Trojan Odyssey

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 28, 2003
Clive Cussler's latest over-the-top underwater adventure takes a dive. Read it

Call Me the Breeze

by Chris Willman | Nov 28, 2003

The Touch

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Nov 28, 2003

Caesar's Hours

by Ken Tucker | Nov 28, 2003
My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter Read it

War Torn

by Michael Endelman | Nov 28, 2003

Dangerous Company

by Thom Geier | Nov 28, 2003

Oracle Night

by Troy Patterson | Nov 28, 2003

The Sleeping Father

by Noah Robischon | Nov 28, 2003

Tragically I Was An Only Twin

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 28, 2003
The Complete Peter Cook Read it

Box Office

'Elf' Worth

Nov 28, 2003

'Elf' Worth

Nov 28, 2003

Cover Image

Cover

Nov 28, 2003

Cover Story

Sean Penn on moviemaking, middle age, and, yes, Iraq

by Ken Tucker | Nov 21, 2003
The acclaimed star of ''Mystic River'' and ''21 Grams'' talks about the art of acting and his controversial politics Read it

War + Peace

by Ken Tucker | Nov 28, 2003
With the spotlight hot on his latest films and controversial politics, SEAN PENN talks about moviemaking, middle age, MTV, and patriotism Read it

DVD Review

X2: X-Men United

by Sumeet Bal | Nov 28, 2003
The motley crew of mutant crusaders returns in the funny, philosophical X2: X-Men United. Read it

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

by Neil Drumming | Nov 28, 2003

EW's New Issue

How Paris' sex scandal will affect ''Simple Life''

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 28, 2003
Will the Hilton heiress' sex scandal affect Fox's Simple new reality show? Read it

Entertainment Weekly Online

Entertainment Weekly Online

Nov 28, 2003
EXCLUSIVE DAILY CONTENT Read it

History Lesson

Seafaring 101

by Alynda Wheat | Nov 28, 2003

Honors o' the Week

Loser of the Week

'Karen Sisco'

by Ken Tucker | Nov 28, 2003

Movie Article

Gwyneth Paltrow on her worst movie EVER!

by Karen Valby | Nov 21, 2003
The ''Sylvia'' star talks loss, love, and looking ahead Read it

Sparring Partner of Week

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 28, 2003
Sylvester Stallone Read it

Movie Review

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 19, 2003

Gothika

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 19, 2003

The Missing

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 19, 2003

The Barbarian Invasions

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 20, 2003

Bad Santa

by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 19, 2003

Anything but Love

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 19, 2003

Movie on DVD Review

The King Of Queens: 1st Season

by Dalton Ross | Nov 28, 2003

The Dark Crystal: Collector's Edition

by Dalton Ross | Nov 28, 2003

My Big Fat Greek Life: The Entire Series

by Chris Willman | Nov 28, 2003

Music Review

The Black Album

by Neil Drumming | Nov 24, 2003

Kid Rock

by David Browne | Nov 24, 2003

Folklore

by David Browne | Nov 24, 2003

This Is Not a Test!

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 24, 2003

Remixed and Revisited

by Nicholas Fonseca | Nov 28, 2003

Live at the Olympic Auditorium

by Greg Kot | Nov 28, 2003

Life on Display

by Tom Sinclair | Nov 28, 2003

Love Is Hell, Part 1

by Rob Brunner | Nov 28, 2003

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by Michael Endelman | Nov 28, 2003

Mississippi to Mali

by Marc Weingarten | Nov 28, 2003

Once in a Lifetime

by Marc Weingarten | Nov 28, 2003

News + Notes

Revived 'Heart'

by Alynda Wheat | Nov 28, 2003
Francis Ford Coppola rereleases a sentimental favorite. Read it

The Deal Report

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 28, 2003

The Shaw Report

by Jessica Shaw | Nov 28, 2003

Sudden Death?

by Joshua Rich | Nov 28, 2003
ESPN's Playmakers may need a Hail Mary Read it

Random Quote

Nov 28, 2003

Border State

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 28, 2003
A threat to Mexican cinema Read it

Elf to Neo: Buh-Bye!

by Joshua Rich | Nov 28, 2003
After defeating The Matrix, what's next for Will Ferrell? Read it

Hollywood Haiku

by Tim Carvell | Nov 28, 2003

Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Nov 28, 2003

Monitor

by Adam B. Vary | Nov 28, 2003

Revived 'Heart'

Nov 28, 2003
Francis Ford Coppola rereleases a sentimental favorite. Read it

News Article

How Larry McMurtry went from cowhand to top novelist

by Mary Kaye Schilling | Nov 23, 2003
We caught up with ''Lonesome Dove'' author Larry McMurtry, currently working on his next nonfiction book about American massacres Read it

We count down the 15 greatest tearjerker movies on DVD

Nov 21, 2003
See if your favorite sob story made our list Read it

Our complete list of the top 50 tearjerker movies

Nov 22, 2003
See which films on DVD made our ranking of the best sob stories Read it

Personal Tech

Digital Delights

Nov 28, 2003
From a desktop stereo to a pocket organizer, here are four gadgets for the techno-savvy. Read it

Style Sheet

Designer Women

by Jennifer Armstrong | Nov 28, 2003
Low ratings be damned -- all we care about are the clothes. Here's our take on fall TV's standouts. Read it

Barely There

by Missy Schwartz | Nov 28, 2003
A backstage peek into the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Read it

TV Article

Behind the scenes of ''Jimmy Kimmel Live''

by Lynette Rice | Nov 21, 2003
Jimmy Kimmel celebrates the first anniversary of his show with turmoil and culture clashes with ABC Read it

TV Review

Real Sports

by Alynda Wheat | Nov 28, 2003
Bryant Gumbel shows a softer side (finally!) in Real Sports. Read it

Table of Contents

The 5-Year Plan

Kristin Chenoweth

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Nov 28, 2003

Kristin Chenoweth

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Nov 28, 2003

The Charts

'Gone Fishin'

Nov 28, 2003

'Gone Fishin'

Nov 28, 2003

The Chart

Shakur Heights

Nov 28, 2003

The Must List

The Must List

Nov 28, 2003
ON WINGS AND A PLAYA, AND 8 OTHER THINGS WE LOVE THIS WEEK Read it

The Pop of King

Stephen King on why you shouldn't trust EW critics

by Stephen King | Feb 01, 2007
The Pop of King says that sometimes the hype isn't all its cracked up to be Read it

Stephen King on whether movies matter

by Stephen King | Feb 01, 2007
The master of horror dissects popular culture in his monthly column Read it

The Ratings

Out Of Tune

Nov 28, 2003

Winner of the Week

Joey Ramone

Nov 28, 2003
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