Sep 20, 1991

Issue #84

Cover Story

Garth Brooks: The most popular singer in America

by Alanna Nash | Sep 20, 1991
Country's brooding rebel on his new album, violent video, and off-the-wall fans Read it
Magazine Cover (Sep 20, 1991)

Encore

''Peyton Place''

by Jess Cagle | Sep 20, 1991
The steamy little serial appeared on America's cultural map 35 years ago Read it

Flashes

Entertainment news for September 20, 1991

Sep 20, 1991
Cher, Jodie Foster, and Laura Dern made headlines this week Read it

Book Article

Paperback Picks

Sep 20, 1991
Paperback Picks -- Books from Peter Kurth, Mark Childress, and Beverly Lowry Read it

Zippy the Pinhead

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991
What makes this comic strip character so popular? Read it

Book Review

At the Zoo

by Michele Landsberg | Sep 20, 1991

The Divine Sarah

by A.J. Jacobs | Sep 20, 1991

From A to Zippy

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991

The Doomsday Conspiracy

by Tina Jordan | Sep 20, 1991

The Way We Live Now

by Jeff Giles | Sep 20, 1991

The Frozen Leopard

by Margot Mifflin | Sep 20, 1991

Cover Story

Garth Brooks: The most popular singer in America

by Alanna Nash | Sep 20, 1991
Country's brooding rebel on his new album, violent video, and off-the-wall fans Read it

DVD Article

Where to get discount videotapes

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991
Ty Burr goes looking for cheap video thrills and makes a review of the best and worst places Read it

Critic's Choice: Teacher Features

by Jeff Seiken | Sep 20, 1991
''To Sir, With Love,'' and ''The Paper Chase'' are some of the movies taking place in a school environment Read it

Misleading video packages

by Steve Daly | Sep 20, 1991
We examine the rhetoric on the jackets of some popular videocassettes Read it

Four cheesy '50s horror films on video

by Steve Simels | Sep 20, 1991
Reviews of ''Earth vs. the Spider,'' ''I Was a Teenage Frankenstein,'' ''How To Make a Monster,'' and ''Blood of Dracula'' Read it

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet

by Jim Mullen | Sep 20, 1991
The 15 hottest topics the week of: September 20, 1991 Read it

Laserdisc Review

The Poseidon Adventure

by Steve Daly | Sep 20, 1991

Mail Page

Mail from our readers

Sep 20, 1991
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't on ''Terminator 2,'' ''Dances With Wolves,'' and Marky Mark Read it

Movie Article

Future Films

by David Kronke | Sep 20, 1991
The new film company's research says the future is full of wholesome films Read it

Kenneth Branagh takes on Hollywood

by Margot Dougherty | Sep 20, 1991
The director is making waves with the success of ''Dead Again'' Read it

British directors

by Kenneth M. Chanko | Sep 20, 1991
Mike Figgis, Tony Scott, and Beeban Kidron are Brits making it work in Hollywood Read it

Unveiling ''Beauty and the Beast''

by Steve Daly | Sep 20, 1991
Disney plans to show a rough cut at the New York Film Festival Read it

Cameos haven't disappeared

by Jeffrey Wells | Sep 20, 1991
''Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,'' ''Dying Young,'' and ''Backdraft'' are all recent films with uncredited stars Read it

Richard Linklater's film tips

by Kate Meyers | Sep 20, 1991
The director tells us how he made ''Slacker'' on a shoestring budget Read it

Alec Baldwin is yanked from ''Red October''

by Anne Thompson | Sep 20, 1991
The actor was pulled from the film and replaced with Harrison Ford Read it

Sound advice from some top filmmakers

by Glenn Kenny, Frank Lovece | Sep 20, 1991
Robert Wise, Bill Duke, and Reggie Hudlin impart their advice on would-be directors Read it

Close-up: Valeria Golino

by Kate Meyers | Sep 20, 1991
We talk to the actress from ''The Indian Runner'' Read it

Movie Review

The Fisher King

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 20, 1991

Dogfight

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 20, 1991

Uranus

by Owen Gleiberman | Sep 20, 1991

Music Article

''The Thunder Rolls'' video

by Alanna Nash | Sep 20, 1991
Did Garth Brooks go too far in bringing his song to the small screen? Read it

Axl Rose fights backs

by Janiss Garza | Sep 20, 1991
The singer name-drops folks who have badmouthed him in songs on ''Use Your Illusion II'' Read it

Remembering Dottie West

by Alanna Nash | Sep 20, 1991
We look back at the life of the country singer who released 52 albums Read it

Music Review

Use Your Illusion I

by Janiss Garza | Sep 20, 1991

Use Your Illusion II

by Janiss Garza | Sep 20, 1991

As Raw as Ever

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991

Iron Storm

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991

Jah Kingdom

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991

Captured Live

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991

Nature of a Sista'

by Marisa Fox | Sep 20, 1991

Symphony No. 1

by Alan Rich | Sep 20, 1991

Roll the Bones

by Chuck Eddy | Sep 20, 1991

Man From Kinshasa

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991

Don't Try This at Home

by Gina Arnold | Sep 20, 1991

Queer

by Armond White | Sep 20, 1991

Bone Against Steel

by Dave DiMartino | Sep 20, 1991

Viva Dead Ponies

by Dave DiMartino | Sep 20, 1991

No More Tears

by Janiss Garza | Sep 20, 1991

News Article

''Hit Men'' may hit the big screen

by Giselle Benatar | Sep 20, 1991
Fredric Dannen's book about the dirty dealings of the music industry has been optioned Read it

TV Article

Riders in the Sky

by Joe Rhodes | Sep 20, 1991
The stars of radio and the concert circuit are bringing their frontier shenanigans to TV in a new series Read it

Famous zip codes

by Sharon Isaak | Sep 20, 1991
Here's a list of shows that may gain new life from a numerical addition like ''90210'' Read it

The Pamela Smart case

by Benjamin Svetkey | Sep 20, 1991
Helen Hunt plays the schoolteacher in a CBS movie Read it

Celebrity voices on ''The Simpsons''

by Nicki Gostin | Sep 20, 1991
Aerosmith, Danny DeVito, and Ringo Starr are some of the voices you'll hear on the Fox sitcom this season Read it

TV Review

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

Wild Texas Wind

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

White Lies

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

Influences: James Brown and M.C. Hammer

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

Nurses

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

WKRP in Cincinnati

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

Runaway Father

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

Us

by Ken Tucker | Sep 20, 1991

Video Review

Home Alone

by Steven Rea | Sep 20, 1991

The Perfect Weapon

by Michael Sauter | Sep 20, 1991

Eve of Destruction

by Lawrence O'Toole | Sep 20, 1991

Guitar

by Mark Fleischmann | Sep 20, 1991

Twin Peaks

by Ty Burr | Sep 20, 1991

The Big Slice

by Bruce Forer | Sep 20, 1991

Waiting for the Light

by Lawrence O'Toole | Sep 20, 1991

The Search for Bridey Murphy

by Terry Catchpole | Sep 20, 1991