Nov 04, 2005

Issue #848

Cover Story

Before ''Jarhead'': Hollywood goes to the Gulf War

by Gilbert Cruz, Steve Daly | Oct 28, 2005
Get the scoop on Sam Mendes' Operation Desert Storm movie (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), plus five other films that approached the first U.S.-Iraq conflict See photos
Magazine Cover (Nov 04, 2005)

Book Article

EW looks at the latest in celebrity memoirs

by Adam B. Vary | Oct 28, 2005
EW looks at the latest in celebrity memoirs -- We review new works by Teri Garr, Billy Crystal, Ed McMahon and Mike Wallace Read it

Decorating the ''Envelopes''

by Gilbert Cruz | Oct 28, 2005
Looking at Harriet Russell's amusingly illustrated letters Read it

An Abraham Lincoln novel in 30 seconds flat

by Gilbert Cruz | Oct 28, 2005
EW's Gilbert Cruz takes a lightning-quick look at ''Team of Rivals'' Read it

Comic books get a new makeover

by Jeff Jensen | Oct 28, 2005
EW examines the state of the comics biz and what DC, Marvel, and more are doing to change it Read it

Anne Rice finds religion

by Jennifer Reese | Oct 28, 2005
The ''Interview With the Vampire'' author tackles faith with her new novel Read it

Book Review

Ordinary Heroes

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 02, 2005
Scott Turow goes to WWII's front lines for his earnest but contrived Ordinary Heroes. Read it

The Lost Painting

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 02, 2005

Cold Skin

by Gilbert Cruz | Nov 02, 2005

Making It Up

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 02, 2005

The Last Gentleman Adventurer

by Joan Keener | Nov 02, 2005

It's Superman!

by Tom Russo | Nov 02, 2005

The Beatles

by Bob Cannon | Nov 02, 2005

The Coldest Winter

by Jennifer Reese | Nov 02, 2005

Caravaggio

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 02, 2005

Cover Story

Before ''Jarhead'': Hollywood goes to the Gulf War

by Gilbert Cruz, Steve Daly | Oct 28, 2005
Get the scoop on Sam Mendes' Operation Desert Storm movie (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), plus five other films that approached the first U.S.-Iraq conflict See photos

DVD Review

Office Space: Special Edition With Flair!

by Chris Willman | Nov 01, 2005

Heights

by Michelle Kung | Nov 01, 2005

Fame: The Complete First Season

by Paul Katz | Nov 01, 2005

Sex and the City: The Complete Series

by Erin Richter | Nov 01, 2005

Bill Maher: ''I'm Swiss''

by Doug Brod | Nov 01, 2005

Two for the Road

by Mark Harris | Nov 01, 2005

Edumacator of the Week

Movie Article

On the set of the new ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre''

by Scott Brown | Oct 28, 2005
R. Lee Emery talks about acting, chewing tobacco, and other aspects of the prequel to the 2003 remake Read it

On the set of ''Saw II''

by Neil Drumming | Oct 28, 2005
We go behind the scenes of director Darren Bousman's sequel featuring the Jigsaw Killer Read it

Sam Mendes on the creation of a different kind of war movie

by Steve Daly | Oct 28, 2005
The director of ''Jarhead'' talks about the making of his take on Desert Storm Read it

We demand a sequel to ''Top Gun''

by Joshua Rich | Oct 28, 2005
We give ideas for the continuation of how Maverick's story Read it

Why our film critic loves watching people who eat on camera

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 28, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum tells us why she loves watching people eat and drink on screen Read it

''All the King's Men'' gets pushed back

by Karen Valby | Oct 28, 2005
The Steve Zaillian-directed remake's release date is moved to late 2006 Read it

A look at Hollywood's record-breaking movie slump

by Joshua Rich | Oct 28, 2005
And why the excuses for 2005's stinky box office just won't wash Read it

We review Apple's video-playing iPod

by Wook Kim | Oct 28, 2005
Wook Kim gives high marks to the latest must-have gadget Read it

Jack Nicholson chats about the highs and lows of cinema

by Gregory Kirschling | Nov 01, 2005
The legendary actor gives us his opinion of modern moviemaking Read it

EW does the Best Actress Shuffle

by Dave Karger | Oct 28, 2005
We reveal whose Oscar odds are rising and whose are falling Read it

''Looney Tunes'' is the 'Toon of the Week

Oct 28, 2005
''Looney Tunes'' Read it

EW checks in from the ''Episode III'' press junket

by Lynette Rice | Oct 28, 2005
We go behind the scenes at Skywalker Ranch for the latest ''Star Wars'' news Read it

Whoopi Goldberg talks ''Broadway''

by Mandi Bierly | Oct 28, 2005
The comedian answers questions about her new concert DVD Read it

Movie Review

Prime

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 26, 2005

Saw II

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 26, 2005

The Weather Man

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 26, 2005

The Legend of Zorro

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 26, 2005

Three...Extremes

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 26, 2005

Paradise Now

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 26, 2005

The Protocols of Zion

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 26, 2005

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

by Gregory Kirschling | Oct 28, 2005

The Fog

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 28, 2005

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 28, 2005

North Country

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 28, 2005

Shopgirl

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 28, 2005

Stay

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 28, 2005

Doom

by Marc Bernardin | Oct 28, 2005

Music Article

EW's Holiday Gift Guide

by Michael Endelman | Oct 28, 2005
Fall Out Boy, Thievery Corporation, and more tell you what should be on your list Read it

We go five rounds with Coheed and Cambria

by Gabe Soria | Oct 28, 2005
EW chats up the alt rockers-turned-drunken madmen Read it

Cracking Up Lenny Kravitz

by Leah Greenblatt | Oct 28, 2005
We get the dirt on the headbobbing singer Read it

The beautiful mind of Pharrell

by Raymond Fiore | Oct 28, 2005
The multi-talented producer opens up about his solo album, his fellow Neptune, and more Read it

Twelve CDs Noah Baumbach says you've gotta get

Oct 28, 2005
The ''Squid and the Whale'' director loves Pink Floyd, Bert Jansch, Leonard Cohen, and more Read it

EW's Celebrity Wish List

by Erin Richter | Oct 28, 2005
Our favorite music stars divulge what exactly they're all pining for Read it

What not to miss in Music, Books, Games, and more --

by Michele Romero, Gary Eng Walk | Oct 28, 2005
We love Wilco's new live album, ''Spartan: Total Warrior,'' and more Read it

Marilyn Manson is the Eau of the Week

Oct 28, 2005
Marilyn Manson Read it

EW reviews four lost psychedelic folkies

by David Browne | Oct 28, 2005
We look at releases from Judee Sill, Vashti Bunyan, and more Read it

Slash sizes up legendary musician Les Paul

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 28, 2005
The Velvet Revolver guitarist tells EW why he thinks Paul is ''amazing'' Read it

Catching up with Jon Fogerty

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 28, 2005
The former Creedence Clearwater front man talks about his new CD collection Read it

Download This: Songs by Madonna, and others

by Ryan Dombal | Oct 28, 2005
The best new songs you'll find on the Web, for the week of Oct. 28 Read it

The maturation of Madonna

by Whitney Pastorek | Oct 28, 2005
The pop legend undergoes a transformation in her new documentary ''I'm Going to Tell You a Secret'' Read it

Music Review

All That I Am

by David Browne | Oct 31, 2005

Shine

by David Browne | Oct 31, 2005

Fillmore West 1969

by Michael Endelman | Oct 31, 2005

Under Cover

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 31, 2005

At This Time

by David Browne | Oct 31, 2005

Trill

by Ryan Dombal | Oct 31, 2005

New Whirl Odor

by Tom Sinclair | Oct 31, 2005

Sliver: The Best of the Box

by Ryan Dombal | Oct 31, 2005

News Article

Letters from our readers

Oct 28, 2005
Check out the readers who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Who's making deals in the week of October 28, 2005

by Michelle Kung | Oct 28, 2005
The biggest upcoming projects in entertainment Read it

Dalton Ross's Hit List for the week of October 28, 2005

by Dalton Ross | Oct 28, 2005
The 10 hottest topics of the week Read it

The new glamour of Goth

by Joyce Caruso Corrigan | Oct 28, 2005
We review why celebrities, musicians, and even models are suddenly dressing creepy Read it

Celebrity news for the week of October 28, 2005

by Tim Stack | Oct 28, 2005
Brief updates on births, divorces, court dates, and more Read it

Taking the temperature of pop culture

Oct 28, 2005
We rate the hottest and coldest in entertainment Read it

Patti LuPone shows off her brass pipes

by Ari Karpel | Oct 28, 2005
The Tony winner displays her hidden talent for the tuba in ''Sweeney Todd'' Read it

Sound Bites

TV's funniest quotes: Pick this week's best

Oct 28, 2005
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

Stage Review

The Odd Couple

by Scott Brown | Oct 28, 2005

A Naked Girl on the Appian Way

by Scott Brown | Oct 28, 2005

Absurd Person Singular

by Thom Geier | Oct 28, 2005

Latinologues

by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Oct 28, 2005

A Soldier's Play

by Scott Brown | Oct 28, 2005

Third

by Whitney Pastorek | Oct 28, 2005

TV Article

EW's Halloween guide to TV's spookiest creep shows

Oct 29, 2005
There's more to choose from than ever Read it

Why ''Killer Instinct'' is TV's most twisted show

by Mandi Bierly | Oct 28, 2005
We sit down with the deviant minds behind Fox's new series Read it

Danny Masterson on life outside ''That 70s Show''

by Paul Katz | Oct 28, 2005
EW talks with the sitcom funnyman about his upcoming projects Read it

Why ''Laguna Beach'' is better than ''The O.C.''

by Tim Stack | Oct 28, 2005
Tim Stack gives five reasons why MTV's guilty pleasure has eclipsed the Fox hit Read it

TV Review

Three Wishes

by Gillian Flynn | Oct 28, 2005
It's her living room and Gillian Flynn will cry if she wants to at NBC's Amy Grant-led philanthropic sapfest Read it

The Great American Pop Culture Quiz

The Great American Pop Culture Quiz 2001

Oct 28, 2005
Test your knowledge of the year that brought us Christopher Walken in a Fat Boy Slim video and ''Hannibal'' Read it

The Must List

The Must List: November 4, 2005

Oct 29, 2005
Bat Boy, phat girls, and 8 other things we love this week Read it

What to Watch

What to Watch for week of OCTOBER 31

by Alynda Wheat, Gillian Flynn | Oct 31, 2005
A day-to-day guide to notable programs. Read it