This issue, our 1001st, features a brand-new design and some cool new features. The changes are all aimed at enhancing EW’s longtime mission: shining a light on great performances, leading you to the next big things, and helping you make the most of your entertainment time.
The talented group above is responsible for our new look. Special credit goes to the magical John Korpics. Formerly the design director of In Style, Esquire, and yes, EW (1996-99), now at the helm of his own firm (johnkorpics.com), John drew on our notable design heritage to deliver a look I hope you find cleaner, brighter, and a lot more fun than anything we’ve had before.
And now for a quick user’s guide. Here’s where you’ll find the new features in this issue and some old favorites that we’ve given new homes:
Our new photo act has lots of exclusive shots from upcoming projects.
THE DEEP DIVE
This News & Notes feature tells a story in a single page of charts — this week we focus on Will Smith and his big-budget super-antihero movie Hancock.
Our clean new Style page showcases the latest fashions emerging from TV shows, movies, and music.
We’ve moved them up into News & Notes. This issue, Stephen King digs into what makes a movie truly scary.
INSIDE THE MIND OF…
What makes a star great? We want to know. To kick off this new feature, Hellboy and The Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro shares his creative inspirations.
We’ve reshaped our coverage to better reflect the way you buy DVDs: one page on the latest Movies on DVD, and another on the latest TV on DVD.
THE AUSIELLO FILES
Ace reporter Michael Ausiello (formerly of TV Guide) digs up the latest scoop on your favorite TV shows.
THE MUST LIST
You’ll now find the staff’s top 10 passions on the back page.
In the next few weeks you’ll see other changes, including a new videogames column from the insatiably curious Jeff Jensen, an entertainment calendar, and more pieces on up-and-coming talent. Enjoy — and please log on to EW.com to let us know how we’ve done.