For the Week of |
December 26, 1996 to January 1, 1997
Cover: Flash Point
Whose Year Was It?: Lin Neumann chronicles the year in big mouths, from John Tesh to annoying Uncle Bob Dole, not to mention Madonna, Michael and Kathie Lee.
Blitz Creed: Quick, what do a crocodile, a child-killer and a cocaine cartel have in common? They were all stories the mainstream media obsessed over in 1996, whether anyone cared or not.
The Year in Rap, Soul and More: Ten albums stood out above the crowd of pretenders in 1996, according to Nicky Baxter.
Putting Up a Good Front: Rebecca's Mask goes electric at Club Kaos.
Vegging Out: Exploring the vegan culinary treasures of Thai cuisine.
All Keyed Up Inside: 'Shine' tracks the roller-coaster career of troubled Australian pianist David Helfgott.
Wit or Miss at Court: Snide wits talk themselves into royal trouble in 'Ridicule.'
Feathered Fooling: Nora Ephron ladles the syrup on 'Michael.'
Imaginary Crimes: Set in the 1600s, 'The Crucible' is really about the 1950s.