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UPDATED 12/28/1992 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/28/1992 at 01:00 AM EST

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PICKS & PANS 12
We smell an Oscar nomination for Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman; Truman and Kissinger made '92 a glorious year for biographies. Our reviewers and editors choose the best and worst TV shows, movies, records and books

JUST ZIP IT! 98
Holiday advice for the year's busiest blabbermouths, from Barbra Streisand to Barbie: Enough already!

LOVE AND HISSES 100
Cupid's arrows created a royal mess for Fergie, a political correction for Ted Kennedy, a rocky road for Mick & Jerry, lots of Oprah dish, and more

SAMARITAN IN SOMALIA 110
Amid a massive American humanitarian mission, nurse Mary Taylor tends to the sick and dying

THE KING & I 114
Dead or alive, Elvis Presley was a wanted man on the campaign trail as the rock king helped turn Election '92 into one of the wiggiest on record

CURTAIN UP, CURTAIN DOWN 116
In a year of comings and goings, Carson and Millie, the First Dog, among others, make their exits while Shaquille O'Neal and Bridget Fonda, accompanied by Trolls, take the spotlight

SEQUELS 122
An update on some of the year's most compelling people, including the orphans who fled Sarajevo under fire and Newhart's Marcia Wallace, who has learned to smile again. We also revisit the headline names of the L.A. riots: Rodney King, Reginald Denny and the four do-gooders who saved him

TRIBUTES 140
Marlene Dietrich, Cleavon Little and Chuck Connors and other famous personalities are fondly remembered by their pals and peers

TAKING THEIR LICKS! 148
Now that Elvis has his own stamp, why not the Queen, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Wayne Newton?

GONE FISHING! 150
Poppy tries to lure some finicky new constituents

THE 25 MOST INTRIGUING PEOPLE OF 1992

34 BILL CLINTON, in a candid interview, discusses his family, his grueling year and his beliefs

HILLARY CLINTON adds her thoughts on Chelsea, being First Lady, her upbringing

40 CINDY CRAWFORD shows the brains behind her beauty, becoming a video celebrity

42 ROSS PEROT, trying to crash the two major parties, went from can-do to quitter and back

44 DENZEL WASHINGTON catapults to superstardom as a mesmerizing Malcolm X

46 PRINCESS DIANA dumped her hubby but gets to keep the kids, the perks and the palace

50 WOODY ALLEN's breakup with Mia Farrow was like Annie Hall Goes Ballistic

52 BARNEY, the purple dino, helps fossilize the Ninja Turtles and gives kid-vid a Jurassic spark

57 BILLY RAY CYRUS was all pecs and no talent, said critics, but he's raising Nashville's pulse

60 LARRY KING Live was the whistle-stop that White House contenders had to visit this year

62 TERRY McMILLAN can breathe easy now that her novel Waiting to Exhale is a surprise smash

65 GREGORY K. changes his name and sets legal precedent by getting a divorce from his mother

66 DESIREE WASHINGTON scores a knockout in court over heavyweight champ Mike Tyson

69 DIANE ENGLISH makes Murphy Brown a single mom and herself a lightning rod

70 MADONNA bares her bod, blankets the media and leaves fans asking, "Yikes! What next?"

73 GEORGE SMOOT finds the missing ripples that confirm the universe began with a Big Bang

74 KATIE COURIC boosts the Today show with political know-how and a chipper personality

78 FABIO, once a fantasy figure on romance-novel covers, actually moves and speaks (as fans swoon)

81 ARTHUR ASHE brings eloquence, guts and grace to his instructive fight against AIDS

82 DANA CARVEY is always hilariously on target, whether he's doing Bush, Perot or Wayne's Garth

85 BERNADINE HEALY, brash and brainy, gives women's health research a shot in the arm

86 CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN defied naysayers to win a Senate seat and a place in the history books

89 HENRI MATISSE, sybarite and family man, had crowds standing in line to see his work

95 SHARON STONE shows a Basic Instinct for sensuality and stardom—and didn't sit like a lady

96 WHOOPI GOLDBERG, once a welfare mom, is a Hollywood force more prolific than some studios

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