Dec 14, 2007

Issue #969

Cover Story

''The Golden Compass'' controversy

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 07, 2007
Behind the scenes of the debate-provoking family movie based on ''His Dark Materials'' Read it
Magazine Cover (Dec 14, 2007)

EW.COM

Five fun things online

Dec 07, 2007
Keira Knightley, John Cusack, ''Ugly Betty,'' and more Read it

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

Dec 07, 2007
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Adam Markovitz | Dec 07, 2007
Celebrity news for the week of December 14, 2007 Read it

Spotlight

Spotlight on John Cusack

by Jason Adams | Dec 07, 2007
The ''Grace is Gone'' actor reveals a surprising passion behind his latest projects Read it

Tuning in with Tom Brokaw

by Vanessa Juarez | Dec 07, 2007
The former ''NBC Nightly News'' anchor reflects on 60's pop culture and the pop temptations of today Read it

Book Article

2007's best coffee-table photo books

by Kate Ward | Dec 07, 2007
EW's guide to compilations by Steve Shapiro, Brian Oglesbee, and more Read it

The ''Dark Materials'' controversy

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 14, 2007
Three passages from Phillip Pullman's work causing outrage among Christians Read it

A holiday gift guide for books

Dec 07, 2007
The perfect presents for fans of authors Sophie Kinsella, J.K. Rowling, Cormac McCarthy, and more Read it

Book Review

The Gift

by Lynette Rice | Dec 07, 2007

Hell for the Holidays

by Jake Tracer | Dec 07, 2007

A War of Gifts

by Marc Bernardin | Dec 07, 2007

Where Angels Go

by Abby West | Dec 07, 2007

Christmas in the Hood

by LaRue Cook | Dec 07, 2007

Cover Story

''The Golden Compass'' controversy

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 07, 2007
Behind the scenes of the debate-provoking family movie based on ''His Dark Materials'' Read it

DVD Review

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by Gilbert Cruz | Jun 16, 2012

The Bourne Ultimatum

by Jeff Labrecque | Dec 10, 2007

24: Season 6

by Aubry D'Arminio | Dec 10, 2007

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

by Scott Brown | Dec 07, 2007
The 10 hottest topics for the week of December 14, 2007 Read it

Holiday Gift Guide 2007

10 cool gifts for film buffs

Dec 12, 2007
A ''Juno'' phone, a ''Sweeney Todd'' shave, and eight other ideas more exciting than a DVD See photos

Holiday Gift Guide

9 hot gifts for rock fans

Dec 11, 2007
Tune in to EW's Holiday Gift Guide for presents that'll strike a chord with music lovers See photos

Movie Article

Spock 2.0 beams down at EW

by Nicholas Fonseca | Dec 11, 2007
Zachary Quinto tells us nitty-gritty details about getting into character for new ''Star Trek'' Read it

Is Christian Bale the new ''Terminator''?

by Missy Schwartz | Dec 07, 2007
The ''Batman'' actor is in final talks for McG's directed ''Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins'' Read it

The real Ari Gold at Sundance

by Meeta Agrawal | Dec 07, 2007
The director's ''Adventures of Power,'' starring Adrien Grenier will premiere at the Utah festival Read it

A wake-up call for the stars of ''Awake''

by Tim Stack | Dec 07, 2007
Some career advice for Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, and Terrence Howard Read it

''I Am Legend'' vs. ''The Omega Man''

by Tom Russo | Dec 07, 2007
We go over the changes between the two adaptations of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel Read it

Stars shine in silver and gold

by Meeta Agrawal | Dec 07, 2007
Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, and others sparkle in metallic hues on the red carpet Read it

Hollywood's favorite fake movie musicians

by Clark Collis | Dec 07, 2007
''Walk Hard'''s Dewey Cox joins the ranks of fictional bands like The Monkees, The Blues Brothers, and Stillwater Read it

Your ''Golden Compass'' guide

by Jeff Jensen | Dec 07, 2007
Before you see the movie, learn about The Magisterium, Daemon, and Intercision Read it

Our favorite fictional band hits

by Clark Collis | Dec 07, 2007
A list of tracks by movie musicians The Monkees, The Wonders, Stillwater, and more Read it

Why do you obsess over an actor's hair in your reviews?

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 07, 2007
Check out this week's Ask the Critic question, then post your own Read it

Movie Review

The Golden Compass

by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 17, 2012

The Walker

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 10, 2007

Grace Is Gone

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 10, 2007

Awake

by Gregory Kirschling | Dec 10, 2007

Revolver

by Gregory Kirschling | Dec 10, 2007

Oswald's Ghost

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 10, 2007

The Life of Reilly

by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 10, 2007

Movie on DVD Review

Interview

by Missy Schwartz | Dec 07, 2007

Lady Chatterley

by Youyoung Lee | Dec 07, 2007

Music Article

Irv Gotti's career comeback

by Margeaux Watson | Dec 07, 2007
We talk with the rap mogul about the downfall of his empire, future of Murder Inc., and his show ''Gotti's Way'' Read it

New music for December 14, 2007

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 07, 2007
Check out the latest singles from Sia, Chris Brown, and Robyn Read it

Irv Gotti's record label highs and lows

by Clark Collis | Dec 07, 2007
We review the hits and misses of albums by Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd, and Vanessa Carlton Read it

In the studio with Panic! At the Disco

by Shirley Halperin | Dec 07, 2007
The emo-rockers try to recover from a sophomore slump while recording their new CD Read it

Music Review

Growing Pains

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 07, 2007

Love Hate

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Dec 07, 2007

The Private Spotlight

by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 07, 2007

Spirit

by Chris Willman | Dec 07, 2007

Face Off

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | Dec 07, 2007

News Article

Pop culture hit and miss

Dec 07, 2007
We rate pop culture for the week of December 14, 2007 including ''30 Rock,'' Ashlee Simpson, and Brad Pitt Read it

The latest news from Hollywood

Dec 07, 2007
Jeremy Sisto, ''Milk,'' and ''Grey's Anatomy'' made news the week of December 14, 2007 Read it

9 gifts for TV addicts

Dec 13, 2007
Shopping for the channel surfers in your life? These will fulfill their as-seen-on-TV dreams Read it

Oscars 2008

Oscar Buzz-O-Meter

by Dave Karger | Dec 07, 2007
Dave Karger assesses five contenders' chances for a trip to the Kodak Theatre next February See photos

Photo Gallery

Gift ideas for kids

Dec 07, 2007
From infant MP3 players to singing tween sensations, a little something for the little people See photos

TV Article

Late night hosts pay their out-of-work staffers

by Lynette Rice | Dec 07, 2007
Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel support their crew while striking Read it

Storms hit prime-time TV

by Tanner Stransky | Dec 07, 2007
We break down the bad weather that affected ''Desperate Housewives,'' ''Saving Grace,'' and ''Men in Trees'' Read it

Guest stars on ''Extras''

by Josh Wolk | Dec 07, 2007
We look at the four stars that Ricky Gervais recruited for the final of his HBO series Read it

A Holiday Gift Guide for DVDs

Dec 07, 2007
We have a complete series set for everyone on your list including ''Family Guy,'' ''Seinfeld,'' and ''Gilmore Girls'' Read it

TV Review

Mitch Albom's For One More Day

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 07, 2007

Crowned

by Gillian Flynn | Dec 07, 2007

The Must List

The Must List: December 14, 2007

Dec 07, 2007
Ten Things We Love This Week Read it

The Pop of King

Stephen King's Best of 2007

by Stephen King | Dec 13, 2007
Our pop-culture columnist lists his top 10 movies and top 5 TV programs of the year See photos

The Scene

Seven days in entertainment

Dec 07, 2007
Last week's biggest events including the premiere of ''Juno,'' the end of the Broadway strike, and more Read it