By EW Staff
Updated October 03, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

News + Notes

14 | Eyes on the Prizes The lowdown on this year’s Emmys…EW’s own awards…Katie Holmes and Mandy Moore face off in two First Daughter films…An Off Broadway show sends up Matt and Ben…Translating ”Lost in Translation”…Style Sheet: Fashions at the Emmys; jeans shopping in Montreal…Legacy: Gordon Jump… The 5-Year Plan: Diane Farr…The Shaw Report…Hot Sheet…Monitor.


26 The ”Kill Zone” EW goes on the road with Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman in Mexico, China, and L.A. for an inside look at the inspiration and desperation behind ”Kill Bill”, the movie so big it broke in half. BY DANIEL FIERMAN

34 Mighty Hunter In taking on the role of mother to a self-destructive teen in a risky indie drama, Oscar winner Holly Hunter may just find that ”Thirteen” is a lucky number. BY GILLIAN FLYNN

36 The Best Comic Book Ever Returns Writer Neil Gaiman revisits his groundbreaking comic ”The Sandman” — and that’s cause for celebration. BY SCOTT BROWN

42 The Natural Remember the last time a cute, blond British teenager teamed up with a gang of R&B veterans and delivered a heart-stopping retro-soul album? Neither do we. Introducing Joss Stone. BY CHRIS NASHAWATY


45 The Must List Ten great things to see/hear/read.

47 Movies ”The School of Rock”; also ”The Rundown”, ”Under the Tuscan Sun”, ”My Life Without Me”, ”Underworld”, ”To Be and to Have”, and ”Casa de los Babys”. Plus: Sofia Coppola’s sophomore film, ”Lost in Translation”, is a critical smash.

55 DVD & Video ”Bend It Like Beckham”; also ”2 Fast 2 Furious”.

59 Television ”Karen Sisco”. Plus: ”Melrose Place” alum Marcia Cross crosses over to ”Everwood”; That’s Just Wrong!; What to Watch.

70 Music Dave Matthews’ ”Some Devil”; also Sting’s ”Sacred Love”. Plus: Dave Matthews Band’s CDs; the perfect exercise mix to cycle to.

74 Books Jonathan Raban’s ”Waxwings”; also ”According to the Rolling Stones”. Plus: ”Biblical Legos”.

8 Mail Readers go gaga for Guilty Pleasure Clay Aiken.

11 Letter From the Editor EW throws an Emmy party.

80 The Pop of King The horror novelist’s First Annual Hollywood Babble-On Competition.

ON THE COVER Uma Thurman photographed for EW by Martin Schoeller in New York City on Sept. 15, 2003