Jun 06, 2008

Issue #995-996

Cover Story

'Mad Men': Summer's hidden gem

by Missy Schwartz | Jun 02, 2008
Stylish cult hit returns with accolades and a big-budget ad campaign. But can it sell itself to new viewers? Read it
Magazine Cover (Jun 06, 2008)

EW.COM

Five fun things online

May 30, 2008
FSummer music hits, ''American Idol,'' child prodigies, and more Read it

Feedback

Feedback from our readers

May 30, 2008
Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't Read it

Legacy

The life and career of Sydney Pollack

by Chris Nashawaty | May 30, 2008
A look back at the late director's work with Hollywood A-listers like Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman Read it

Monitor

Monitor

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | May 30, 2008
Celebrity news the week of June 6, 1008 Read it

Q+A

Pamela Anderson's return to TV

by Jennifer Armstrong | May 30, 2008
What to expect on the star's new E! reality series Read it

Spotlight

Spotlight on Alanis Morissette

by Whitney Pastorek | May 30, 2008
The singer-songwriter talks about the inspiration behind her new album, ''Flavors of Entanglement'' Read it

Book Article

David Sedaris' stuff

by Steve Daly | May 30, 2008
We look at some of the author's whacky décor Read it

Checking in With Lewis Black

by Clark Collis | May 30, 2008
The comedian talks God in his new book "Me of Little Faith" Read it

"Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration From Africa"

by Kate Ward | May 30, 2008
Photographer Hans Silvester captures Ethiopia's cosmetic aesthetic Read it

Book Review

Devil May Care

by Gregory Kirschling | May 30, 2008

The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | May 30, 2008

Atmospheric Disturbances

by Jennifer Reese | May 30, 2008

Dear American Airlines

by Tina Jordan | May 30, 2008

Redneck Boy in the Promised Land

by Eric Ditzian | May 30, 2008

Crazy Good

by Bob Cannon | May 30, 2008

Outtakes From a Marriage

by Jennifer Reese | May 30, 2008

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

by Whitney Pastorek | May 30, 2008

Nothing to Lose

by Chris Nashawaty | May 30, 2008

The Other

by Karen Karbo | May 30, 2008

Loose Girl

by Kate Ward | May 30, 2008

Accidentally on Purpose

by Tina Jordan | May 30, 2008

Final Theory

by Thom Geier | May 30, 2008

The Spies of Warsaw

by Gregory Kirschling | May 30, 2008

The Broken Window

by Will Boisvert | May 30, 2008

Books Spotlight

David Sedaris talks pretty about his new book

by Steve Daly | May 30, 2008
America's favorite memoirist defends his right to exaggerate in the name of humor Read it

So You Want to Write a Memoir?

by Kate Ward | May 30, 2008
An exhaustive guide -- for would-be writers and readers alike -- to years of autobiography overload Read it

Cannes 2008 Roundup

Cannes: A critic's take

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jun 04, 2008
Angelina Jolie in ''Changeling,'' Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix in ''Two Lovers,'' and the rest of the French fest's most notable flicks this year Read it

Cover Story

'Mad Men': Summer's hidden gem

by Missy Schwartz | Jun 02, 2008
Stylish cult hit returns with accolades and a big-budget ad campaign. But can it sell itself to new viewers? Read it

Critic's Take

EW critic: I spoil if I must

by Ken Tucker | Jun 03, 2008
EW's Ken Tucker argues for the value of writing smart, provocative reviews by any means necessary Read it

DVD Review

Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Everything

by Alynda Wheat | May 30, 2008

Mannix: Season 1

by Ken Tucker | May 30, 2008

All You Need Is Love

by Ken Tucker | May 30, 2008

Rambo

by Clark Collis | May 30, 2008

EW.com Exclusive

First Listen: Eric Hutchinson

by Leah Greenblatt | May 30, 2008
Hear a live version of the singer-songwriter's tune ''Ok, It's Alright With Me'' Read it

Hit List

Scott Brown's Hit List

by Scott Brown | May 30, 2008
The 10 hottest topics for the week of June 6, 2008 Read it

Movie Article

The face behind celebrity activism

by Christine Spines | May 30, 2008
How John Prendergast gets Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie involved Read it

Assisting Africa

May 30, 2008
How Bono, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna have made a difference Read it

Defending Jean-Claude Van Damme

by Chris Nashawaty | May 30, 2008
Chris Nashawaty praises ''Timecop''and other flicks from the action-hero Read it

The reissue of ''City Slickers''

by Jeff Labrecque | May 30, 2008
Find out if the collector's edition of the Billy Crystal western comedy is worth a watch Read it

From Broadway to DVD

by Jason Clark | May 30, 2008
The film adaptations of stage productions ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''Sunday in the Park with George'' Read it

Outing outdoor shoots

by Steve Daly | May 30, 2008
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Star Trek" are among the upcoming movies being harassed by would-be leakers Read it

Movie Review

Sex and the City

by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 06, 2008
SPOILER ALERT! Stop here if you don't want to know any plot details! Read it

Savage Grace

by Owen Gleiberman | May 29, 2008

The Foot Fist Way

by Clark Collis | May 29, 2008

The Strangers

by Owen Gleiberman | May 29, 2008

War, Inc.

by Owen Gleiberman | May 29, 2008

Stuck

by Owen Gleiberman | May 29, 2008

The Unknown Woman

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 29, 2008

Movie and TV Culture

Spoilers: Love 'em or hate 'em?

by Jeff Jensen | Jun 03, 2008
Either way, America's appetite for pop-culture secrets is changing the way movies and TV shows get made Read it

Spoiler nation: Sets under siege

by Steve Daly | Jun 05, 2008
Inside the spoiler wars' biggest battlefield: how to protect secrets when productions film on location Read it

Movie on DVD Review

Holocaust

by Aubry D'Arminio | May 30, 2008

Company

by Jason Clark | May 30, 2008

Music Article

How Katy Perry went from Christian rock to ''I Kissed a Girl''

by Leah Greenblatt | May 30, 2008
''One of the Boys'' is about to debut and Perry may just become a household name Read it

Al Green gets back to his roots

by Sean Howe | May 30, 2008
The soul legend explains why his new CD sounds so magnificently old. Read it

Mason Jennings' ''In the Ever'' is an album you need

by Sean Howe | May 30, 2008
The Minneapolis singer-songwriter brings a vintage sound to his sixth album Read it

What's new in Kids' albums

by Eileen Clarke | May 30, 2008
New music for children from Lisa Loeb, Barkenaked Ladies, and others Read it

Our BBQ Mixtape

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | May 30, 2008
''Summertime,'' ''Atliens,'' ''Live at the Barbeque,'' and more are sure to heat up your summer cookout Read it

Music Review

Evil Urges

by Whitney Pastorek | May 30, 2008

We Started Nothing

by Simon Vozick-Levinson | May 30, 2008

WANDERLUST

by Brian Orloff | May 30, 2008

Perfectly Clear

by Mandi Bierly | May 30, 2008

Recording Academy

by Clark Collis | May 30, 2008

The Virgins

by Leah Greenblatt | May 30, 2008

Must List

The Must List: June 6, 2008

May 30, 2008
''24: Season 1'' on DVD, Death Cab for Cutie, and DJ Lou Reed all claim a place of honor on this week's Must List Read it

News Article

The summer box office slump

by Adam B. Vary | May 30, 2008
Despite ''Indiana Jones'' and ''Iron Man'' successes, overall grosses are down Read it

Pop culture hits and misses

May 30, 2008
We rate pop culture for the week of June 6, 2008 including the Lohan family, the Sasquatch music fest, and ''American Gladiators'' Read it

Film festival feedback

by Dave Karger, Missy Schwartz | May 30, 2008
How movies from stars like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Benicio Del Toro faired Read it

Over-the-hill Hollywood hotties

by Leah Greenblatt | May 30, 2008
A look at middle aged stars like Kim Alexis, Annette Bening, and Dina Lohan Read it

The latest news from Hollywood

May 30, 2008
''Get Smart'''s Steve Carell, Coldplay's Chris Martin, and Glenn Close of ''Damages'' made headlines this week Read it

Five films from Sydney Pollack

May 30, 2008
Check out our favorite movies from the late director Read it

Alanis Morissette's favorite women rockers

by Whitney Pastorek | May 30, 2008
Reasons to love Joni Mitchell, Sinead O'Connor, Sarah Slean, and Justine Frischmann Read it

Photo Gallery

'Mad Men': 10 tips for new viewers

Jul 28, 2008
A crash course on who's who and what's what if you're tuning in for the first time, and hints about season 2 See photos

Sound Bites

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

May 30, 2008
An expanded online-only version of our favorite quips Read it

Summer Movies

Superheroes: Why I hate them!

by Chris Nashawaty | Jun 03, 2008
Summer movies used to mean something. Or at least they did until the season was hijacked by men in tights Read it

Summer TV Preview

Summer TV: 10 hidden gems

May 29, 2008
Ready to fall in love? Our picks of underappreciated shows that deserve a second look See photos

Summer TV: Preview 23 June shows

Jun 05, 2008
From the debut of ''Swingtown'' to the return of ''America's Got Talent'' and ''Weeds,'' and everything in between Read it

July TV preview: What to watch

Jun 29, 2008
What to expect from returning favorites such as ''Burn Notice'' and ''Project Runway,'' and new shows Read it

TV Article

Catching up with "Mad Men"

by Missy Schwartz | May 30, 2008
What you need to know before the second season starts Read it

Great "Anatomy"

by Jennifer Armstrong | May 30, 2008
How "Grey's" docs Meredith, George, and Izzie won back our favor Read it

Being a plot spoil sport

by Ken Tucker | May 30, 2008
Why one EW critic doesn't mind spilling the beans Read it

Sharon Gless' plum roles

by Ken Tucker | May 30, 2008
The "Burn Notice" star on "Cagney & Lacey" and more Read it

More summer premieres

by Tanner Stransky | May 30, 2008
Watch for ''Meerkat Manor,'' ''HGTV Design Star,'' and more Read it

Swingtown

by Dan Snierson | May 30, 2008
The racy new drama peeks in on suburban 70s swingers Read it

CBS takes a chance

by Dan Snierson | May 30, 2008
Gambles like "Survivor" succeeded while others like "Central Park West" never saw season 2 Read it

Burn Notice

by Ken Tucker | May 30, 2008
Second season welcomes''Battlestar Galactica'''s Tricia Helfer and ''Cagney & Lacey'''s Sharon Gless Read it

August TV preview: What to watch

May 30, 2008
What to expect from the Olympics, returning favorites such as ''The Hills,'' and new shows ''The Cho Show,'' and more Read it

TV Review

In Plain Sight

by Ken Tucker | May 30, 2008

The Pop of King

Buzz verses hype

by Stephen King | May 30, 2008
Stephen King promotes Andre Dubus III's ''The Garden of Last Days'' Read it

The Scene

Seven days in entertainment

May 30, 2008
The biggest events from last week including Kirsten Dunst on set, Sarah Jessica Parker at the ''Sex and the City'' premiere, and more Read it