Oct 29, 2004

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Gary Sinise is having the crime of his life

by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Oct 29, 2004
The ''CSI: NY'' star discusses family, his career, and why working in television isn't as bad as he thought Read it

Features

The ''Long Way Round'' stars speak up

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 29, 2004
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman make a pit stop to share some fond and freaky memories from their new Bravo series Read it

How Jamie Foxx transformed for ''Ray''

by Clarissa Cruz | Oct 29, 2004
The star of the new biopic reflects on his comedy career, transition to film, and what it's like to impersonate a legend Read it

EW presents a Ray Charles hit list

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 29, 2004
A smattering of certified classics from the singer's extensive career Read it

Why ''Sideways'' was worth the wait

by Josh Rottenberg | Oct 29, 2004
Alexander Payne and Virginia Madsen talk about what makes their offbeat flick stand out Read it

Review

Sideways

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
Alexander Payne exhibits male-pattern boldness in the stunning, vintage Sideways. Read it

by Owen Gleiberman

The Grudge

by Owen Gleiberman
Don't dig this horror remake? We won't hold it against you. Read it

Surviving Christmas

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sing along, carolers: 'Go, all ye faithful, to another movie...' Read it

Undertow

by Owen Gleiberman
This gothic thriller takes a rural route to suspense Read it

The Machinist

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
Don't look here for the skinny on a laborer's lost sanity Read it

Sex Is Comedy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum
For once, it's okay to laugh during an intimate moment Read it

Lightning In A Bottle

by Scott Brown
Blues masters gather for a one-of-a-kind megaconcert Read it

A look at the ''Late Late'' candidates

by Dalton Ross | Oct 29, 2004

Television

TV's funniest quotes for the week of October 29, 2004

Oct 29, 2004
We pick our favorite quips from talk shows and sitcoms Read it

What to Watch for week of OCTOBER 25

by Alynda Wheat | Oct 29, 2004
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Read it

Book Article

Government Bureaucrats are the Authors of the Week

Oct 29, 2004
Government Bureaucrats Read it

Interesting facts from ''The Ancestor's Tale''

by Annie Barrett | Oct 29, 2004
EW gives fills you in on the highlights from the 673 page book that details the author's ancestry to the dawn of evolution Read it

EW challenges ''Know-It-All'' writer to trivia game

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 29, 2004
A.J. Jacobs tests his knowledge from reading the entire ''Encyclopedia Britannica'' by playing Trivial Pursuit Read it

Book Review

EW reviews two George Balanchine bios

by Joan Keener | Oct 29, 2004
''The Ballet Maker'' and ''All in the Dances'' examines the legendary dancer's legacy Read it

The Courage Consort

by Troy Patterson | Oct 29, 2004

EW reviews three erotic memoirs

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 29, 2004
Three female authors bare all (and yes, we mean all) in their lusty new books. Read it

Cutty, One Rock

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 29, 2004

Tattoo for a Slave

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 29, 2004

His Excellency

by Jeff Labrecque | Oct 29, 2004

EW evaluates four new sci-fi novels

by Noah Robischon | Oct 29, 2004
''To the Stars'' and ''Marque and Reprisal'' are among the reviewed books that deal with space travel Read it

Something Dangerous

by Tina Jordan | Oct 29, 2004

North Of Nowhere, South Of Loss

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 29, 2004

Fork it Over

by Kim Severson | Oct 29, 2004

Lucrezia Borgia

by Karyn L. Barr | Oct 29, 2004

DVD Review

EW reviews a slew of horror flicks

by Chris Willman | Oct 29, 2004
In honor of Halloween, Warner does the monster mash on DVD with a crop of creepy debuts. Read it

The Hunger

by Chris Willman | Oct 26, 2004

Fashion Snaps

Lenny Kravitz donates sofa to his club's VIP room

by Clarissa Cruz | Oct 29, 2004
The specially designed couch can be found in the rock star's exclusive lounge, KOS Read it

Flashback Of The Week

Loser Of The Week

Movie Article

'Ask This Old House' is the How-To of the Week

Oct 29, 2004
'Ask This Old House' Read it

''Dawn of the Dead'' vs. ''Dawn of the Dead''

by Dalton Ross | Oct 29, 2004
EW examines the differences between the classic zombie movie and this year's remake Read it

EW catches up with Jamie Bell

by Joshua Rich | Oct 29, 2004
The ''Billy Elliot'' star talks about suckling cows, switching his accent, and growing up at his own pace Read it

EW ranks the top five credit sequences

by Gilbert Cruz | Oct 29, 2004
''Spinal Tap,'' ''Ferris Bueller,'' and ''Old School'' are among the movies known for the surprising and hilarious moments that occur after the credits roll Read it

America's Next Top....Conservative?

by Dan Snierson, Josh Wolk | Oct 29, 2004
EW imagines the kind of right-leaning programming Sinclair Broadcasting would air Read it

Introducing the new Man of Steel

by Joshua Rich | Oct 29, 2004
EW gives you the inside scoop on newcomer Brandon James Routh, who has been cast to play Superman in the upcoming superhero movie Read it

Will new fall movies inspire offscreen style?

by Michelle Kung | Oct 29, 2004
''Alfie,'' ''Being Julia,'' and ''Kinsey'' are among the fall flicks that feature stylish looks Read it

What great movie was destroyed by a bad ending?

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 23, 2004
Check out EW's latest Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

Movie Review

Sideways

by Lisa Schwarzbaum

The Grudge

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 20, 2004

Surviving Christmas

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 20, 2004

Undertow

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 20, 2004

The Machinist

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 20, 2004

Sex Is Comedy

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 21, 2004

Lightning in a Bottle

by Scott Brown | Oct 20, 2004

Untold Scandal

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 20, 2004

Untold Scandal

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 29, 2004
An Eastern take on a sexy, duplicitous French classic Read it

Being Julia

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 29, 2004

Moolaade

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 29, 2004

p.s.

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 29, 2004

Riding the Bullet

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 29, 2004

Shall We Dance?

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 29, 2004

Team America: World Police

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 29, 2004

Vera Drake

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 25, 2007

Movie on DVD Review

Broadway's Lost Treasures I and II

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Oct 29, 2004

Crosby, Stills & Nash: The DVD Collection

by David Browne | Oct 29, 2004

Broadway: The American Musical

by Thom Geier | Oct 29, 2004

The O.C.

by Karyn L. Barr | Oct 29, 2004

Mulan

by Mandi Bierly | Oct 29, 2004

Music Article

Download This

Oct 29, 2004
EW recommends tracks from Neko Case, Bob Dylan and Ludacris Read it

A round-up of the latest albums for children

by Leah Greenblatt | Oct 29, 2004
Kids give their opinions on new releases that feature music by Madonna, Maroon 5, and They Might Be Giants Read it

Q&A with Tanya Tucker & Gretchen Wilson

by Chris Willman | Oct 29, 2004
The two country artists talk about their new friendship and their television special in which they perform together Read it

Nelly has a brand new bag

by Raymond Fiore | Oct 29, 2004
The rapper namechecked handbag designer Judith Leiber in one of his songs Read it

Music Review

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus

by David Browne | Mar 27, 2005

Gold Medal

by David Browne | Oct 29, 2004
The Donnas put the pedal to the Medal with a rad rock album, but David Browne misses their punk ways Read it

EW reviews new albums by Mos Def and friends

by Raymond Fiore | Oct 29, 2004
We give you our take on ''The New Danger,'' ''U-Know the Flex'' and ''Manifest Destiny'' Read it

Still Not Getting Any...

by Sean Richardson | Oct 29, 2004

The Lost Riots

by Timothy Gunatilaka | Oct 29, 2004

Frank Black Francis

by Marc Weingarten | Oct 29, 2004

EW reviews two boogie band albums

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 29, 2004
We tell you what we think of the new Cactus and Bad Wizard records Read it

The latest by Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen

by David Browne | Apr 03, 2005
We review new albums by the dreary crooners Read it

The New Danger

by Raymond Fiore | Oct 25, 2004

News Article

New ''Idol'' CDs are on the horizon. Enough already?

by Nicholas Fonseca | Oct 23, 2004
With five new albums about to crash into stores will record buyers ever get their fill? Read it

Letters from our readers

Oct 29, 2004
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Whose making deals in the week of Oct. 29, 2004

by Gregory Kirschling, Mandi Bierly | Oct 29, 2004
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

Celebrity news for the week of Oct. 29, 2004

by Whitney Pastorek, Carrie Bell | Oct 29, 2004
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

A composer goes from homelessness to ''Brooklyn''

by Chris Nashawaty | Oct 29, 2004
Mark Schoenfeld's hard-luck tale gave him inspiration to write his new Broadway musical Read it

Photo Gallery

Dalton Ross on Ralph Macchio and other newsmakers

by Dalton Ross | Oct 22, 2004
EW's columnist analyzes 10 current events from the past week See photos

Stage Review

Reckless

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 29, 2004
Mary-Louise Parker proves necessity is the mother of reinvention in Reckless. Read it

Nine Parts Of Desire

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Oct 29, 2004

Mrs. Farnsworth

by Whitney Pastorek | Oct 29, 2004

Dirty Tricks

by Scott Brown | Oct 29, 2004

Guantanamo: Honor Bound To Defend Freedom

by Whitney Pastorek | Oct 29, 2004

Finishing The Picture

by Scott Brown | Oct 29, 2004

The Ten Commandments

by Chris Willman | Oct 29, 2004

TV Article

Who would get cast in the ''A-Team'' movie?

by Jeff Labrecque | Oct 29, 2004
A film version of the '80s action show is currently being scripted Read it

EW discovers a ''Lost'' '70s show

by Whitney Pastorek | Oct 29, 2004
Aaron Spelling's ''The New People'' also had a plane crash that stranded people on a desert island Read it

Networks air reruns of hit shows on Saturday night

by Whitney Pastorek | Oct 29, 2004
''Desperate Housewives'' and ''The Apprentice'' are among the shows which get a second viewing during the week's least-watched time period Read it

What's up with Fox Sports?

Oct 29, 2004
Fox Sports's Scooter reminds EW of the Pets.com Sock Puppet Read it

Which TV actor could carry a spin-off?

by Gillian Flynn | Oct 29, 2004
Check out EW's latest Ask the Critic question and post your own Read it

TV Review

Veronica Mars

by Gillian Flynn | Oct 29, 2004
Gillian Flynn makes a case for UPN's refreshing new teen sleuth series and its breakout star Read it

Extreme Makeover

by Lynette Rice
EW is on the scene as Extreme Makeover leaves another family weeping with joy Read it

The Must List

10 things EW loves: Week of Oct. 29, 2004

Oct 29, 2004
A guide to the best in recent movies, TV, DVDs, music, books, and more Read it

The Pop of King

Stephen King on his pet peeves for the year

by Stephen King | Feb 01, 2007
Find out why a 50 Cent song, Dr. Phil, and the Donald made his list Read it

The Ratings