By EW Staff
September 19, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

News + Notes

12 | Sounds of Silence Are $10 CDs and lawsuits against 12-year olds enough to save the music industry?… Celebrities like Nicole Kidman are the new supermodels…Ellen’s new show is better than you think…Culture Clash: Ken Tucker defends Alec Baldwin…Remembering singer-songwriter Warren Zevon…First Look: Spartacus…The Shaw Report…Hot Sheet…Monitor.


28 | Johnny Depp Has 12 Tattoos Fresh off the bounty of this summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean and back in theaters with Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Hollywood’s hottest expatriate reflects on a 20-year career of odd choices. BY CHRIS NASHAWATY

36 | For Love or Ratings This summer, television viewers steered Queer of singing kids and Roseanne. Here’s the real deal on the season’s winners and losers.

40 | Twice Blessed How do you follow a Pulitzer Prize-winning debut story collection? If you’re Jhumpa Lahiri, with an acclaimed first novel — The Namesake. BY GREGORY KIRSCHLING

51 | The Riddle of Fame As a little boy in rural Kentucky, Hal Riddle fell in love with a movie star and had visions of becoming a leading man. Fame eluded him, but one dream did come true. BY CHRIS NASHAWATY


61 | Must List Ten great things to see/hear/read.

62 | Movies Matchstick Men; also Cabin Fever, The Order, Lost in Translation, and Dummy. Plus: Ask the Critic; What’s the Story With…Prozac Nation.

69 | DVD & Video Anger Management. Plus: DVD Spotlight.

73 | Television Whoopi. Plus: The cast of Survivor: Pearl Islands; the chimp who stars in The WB’s Play for a Billion; What to Watch.

83 | Music OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below; also David Bowie’s Reality. Plus: A guide to Dirty South rap; the Stones get remixed.

88 | Books Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake; also Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude. Plus: 5 Reasons to Love…Helmut Newton.

10 | Mail Our box office roundup.

92 | The Pop of King Our best-selling columnist touts a book that isn’t in print yet: Ron McLarty’s The Memory of Running.

ON THE COVER Depp photographed for EW by Robert Maxwell in New York City on Aug. 24




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