What the country is talking about this week
1. THE EARTH SUMMIT
Sure the world is a dirty, polluted, wasteful place. But I like that lived-in look.
2. THE THREE-WAY RACE
Bush doesn’t think Perot is a threat. Of course, he didn’t think there was a recession, either.
3. BIOENGINEERED TOMATOES
But can they make them hard, pink, and tasteless, like the ones we buy now?
4. PRINCESS STEPHANIE
The European Murphy Brown. What kind of life will the kid have? Better than almost anyone’s.
5. ALIEN 4
”No way,” says Sigourney, ”no one wants to see the same thing over and over.” She hasn’t met my boss.
6. MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
This year’s psychobabble. Would someone with all the answers really be on public access TV?
7. THE FRENCH OPEN
It just sounds dirty. I keep expecting to see three X’s behind the logo.
8. GAYS IN THE MILITARY
”Have I got this right, general? You’re not afraid of bullets, but you are afraid of a naked man
in the shower?”
9. GUNS N’ ROSES/METALLICA TOUR
Up With People, watch out.
10. EDDIE MURPHY
Costarring with Robin Givens and Halle Berry in Boomerang. I’m going whether he’s funny or not.
11. ANNIE LENNOX
We love that natural look. Like the Ivory Soap woman has just taken a toxic waste bath.
12. AIRFARE BARGAINS
You meet the most interesting people in the air now. I’d never seen a real coonskin cap before.
13. HOGAN’S HEROES MURDER
Finally, an arrest 14 years after Bob Crane’s death. Who was running this investigation? Colonel Klink?
14. JAY MCINERNEY
A hip ”downtown” writer pens a novel about a hip ”downtown” writer. Where does he get his ideas?
15. RINGO STARR
He’s sober now, but he can’t remember the ’70s. Remember what?