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UPDATED 12/30/1991 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/30/1991 at 01:00 AM EST


35 INTRODUCTION A year rich in triumph and tragedy was chockablock with intriguing personalities

36 GEORGE and BARBARA BUSH, in the Oval Office, reflect on war, peace, their kids and even Palm Beach

40 MAGIC JOHNSON coped with testing HIV positive by mounting a full-court press against AIDS

42 LUKE PERRY stole not only the Beverly Hills, 90210 spotlight but also the hearts of girls in all zip codes

44 JODIE FOSTER, first-time director, was known as BLT (Bossy Little Thing) because she wasn't silent as a lamb

46 ANITA HILL'S testimony didn't stop Clarence Thomas, but it started a national debate on sexual harassment

48 GARTH BROOKS's country album Ropin' the Wind crossed over to lasso the attention of all America

50 PRINCESS DIANA, surviving digs at her marriage and her AIDS activism, turned a very regal 30

52 WILLIAM KENNEDY SMITH beat a charge of rape, but his famous family may never be the same again

54 TERRY ANDERSON, unbowed after nearly seven years as a Beirut hostage, emerged eager to catch up

56 JULIA ROBERTS, with a busted engagement and a box office bust, ended the year flying off to Neverland

58 BORIS YELTSIN became Russia's new voice by elbowing aside both Gorby and the Kremlin hard-liners

65 KENNETH BRANAGH, taking a break from the Bard, WW goes Hollywood with the hit noir thriller Dead Again

66 ANJELICA HUSTON, recovered from the loss of a father and a lover, emerges as Morticia, the Addams's coolest ghoul

70 JEFFREY DAHMER'S confession could not explain why his grisly serial killings went so long undetected

72 ELIZABETH TAYLOR must be the world's most incurable romantic; will altar trip No. 8 be her last?

77 ROBERT BLY says there's a bit of "hairy primate" in us all, and Iron John's (mostly male) readers go ape

80 JOHN SINGLETON'S Boyz N the Hood opened middle class eyes to inner-city life. Not bad for a 23-year-old

82 NAOMI CAMPBELL reigned over high-fashion runways with her drop dead looks and her diva's temperament

86 AXL ROSE lowered the sonic boom onstage and off, as befits the rock monster who is Guns N' Roses lead pistol

88 THE 4,600-YEAR-OLD MAN, freed from an Alpine deep freeze, became the modern world's unlikeliest souvenir

90 MARIAH CAREY became pop's queen by sharing her musical Emotions, not by truth-or-baring her life

92 DEREK HUMPHRY'S best-selling suicide manual, Final Exit, ignited a passionate public debate

94 PEE-WEE HERMAN lost his image at an X-rated theater—but not his public, nor the support of Hollywood

96 NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF, a hero after the gulf, now faces the challenges of a new, post-Army career

98 JIMMY CONNORS, written off as a tennis has-been, defiantly returned to the present tense at the U.S. Open


Silence of the Lambs was a gritty high, television's Baby Talk a painful low. Our reviewers and editors choose the best and worst TV shows, movies, records and books

They stumbled and they bumbled: Geraldo, Prince Charles, Kiefer Sutherland and those wacky Capitol Hill guys skidded toward the edge in 1991

We update some of the year's most gripping stories, including Chernobyl survivor Olga Korbut and beaten motorist Rodney King, plus Gulf War headliners like CNN newsman Peter Arnett and ex-POW Jeffrey Zaun

Famous flashers—the paparazzi, that is—focus on their favorite photo subjects of the year, including Madonna, Prince William and Tom Cruise

Matching up America's rootin'est Teutons, Schwarzkopf and Schwarzenegger: With whom should you share a foxhole? Or hitch a ride? Or...

Lured by the brouhaha over her best-selling sequel, irrepressible Ms. O'Hara of the Civil War era time-travels to Manhattan—and a big mystery date

Michael Landon, Lee Remick and Redd Foxx were among those who entertained and enchanted us; they are remembered by friends and colleagues

1492-1992: COLUMBUS 149
He came, he saw, he did a lot of things he shouldn't have; now America's discoverer is paying the price

Like the hit show, this Beverly Hills (Florida) zip code is filled with fashion plates, brooders and, of course, swingers

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