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Take combatants like Joan Collins, Peter Holm, Sly Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen, add lust, loot, lawyers and one exotic Passion Flower, and you've got the best entertainment bargain the summer has to offer—Split City, U.S.A.
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As Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon go Back to the Beach, their '60s contemporaries—including Sam the Sham, Little Eva and Gene Chandler—talk about the then and the now
With the worst CBS Evening News ratings in 20 years, Dan Rather, once the nation's No. 1 anchorman, may be talking to himself when he says, "Courage"
Upset by rumors of libationary excess, Princess Diana publicly sets the record straight
How low can it grow? Botanist Jan Weijer's new strain of grass comes with a summer-long six-inch guarantee
Sticking to his guns in a showdown with Wells Fargo, farmer Garth Conlan saves the family land and teaches the bank an expensive lesson in fair lending practices
A quarter century after he was discovered in the Blue Ridge Mountains, master guitarist Doc Watson remains atop music's peak
Author E.D. Hirsch Jr. measures Americans' cultural literacy with a 5,000-item primer in his best-selling book
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The ever-fascinating Marilyn Monroe appears in a gallery of rare photos that illustrate an affectionate memoir by photographer Eve Arnold
A young pup from Sweden named Anton Glanzelius helps make a summer hit out of My Life as a Dog
Years of sunbathing left Jennie Caprio tan and lovely but with a case of skin cancer that cost her her nose
In a contest fought strictly hand-to-mouth, a PEOPLE panel of experts including Robin Leach, Joel Siegel and Anne Rosenzweig picks America's best ice cream treats, bar none
Country is country and rock is rock, but the twain twang together for "new traditionalist" Steve Earle
Champion weightlifter Roberto Urrutia fled to the U.S. from Cuba—and hopes to give a big lift to his adopted country at this week's Pan American Games
ON THE MOVE 110
Alysoun Seacat—yes, that's her name—is tops at training dolphins and Nuka the walrus—and breaking attendance records at the New York Aquarium on Coney Island
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 23
STAR TRACKS 92
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