In This Issue

updated 12/03/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/03/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 70
Our all-star panel passes judgment on a brash and brazen year of celebrity fashion—from Ivana's pouf hairstyle to Madonna's pushup bra

TO THE TOP 85
Ed O'Neill, the father-knows-least paterfamilias of Married...with Children, gets to be sensitive, sweet and single in Sibling Rivalry

HAPPY 89
Lovemakers Rex and Debby Allen give Tukwila, Wash., a reputation for randiness

SEQUEL 93
Yoshiko Imamoto and thousands of other Japanese-Americans are compensated for their World War II internment

FAMILY 97
When young Narelle Jordan suffered one broken bone after another, Massachusetts authorities charged her parents—wrongly—with child abuse

SCENE 113
Will Dec. 3 bring a devastating quake to New Madrid, Mo.—or will Iben Browning's predictions turn out to be quackery?

CONTROVERSY 119
Author Bret Easton Ellis writes a book so violent his publisher refuses to print it

IN THEIR WORDS 123
From accordion music to zoot suits—you can look it up in Jane and Michael Stern's Encyclopedia of Bad Taste

CRIME 137
In Monterey, Calif., Deputy D.A. Collier Vale kills himself after an inadvertent phone call leads to a witness's murder

SOLDIER 143
Hell, no, he didn't want to go, but National Guardsman Michael Ange is sent to Saudi Arabia anyway

ANGELS 146
The Mennonites' Faith Mission Home in Virginia uses love to rescue children who need it

FOOD 155
Riquette Hofstein, queen of kitchen cosmetics, finds that beauty can come from milk and honey, not to mention cat-box litter

COPING 159
Patricia and Thomas Nicarico have spent eight anguished years seeking justice after the murder of their 10-year-old daughter

TUBE 173
As the grubby star of CBS's Uncle Buck, comic Kevin Meaney makes a funny sort of family man

SONG 181
Vanilla Ice, the white-hot rapper, and Robby Van Winkle, the suburban kid, turn out to be—yo!—the same person

SCREEN 187
Working on a poor man's budget, director Whit Stillman muses on a vanishing privileged class in Metropolitan

PAGES 193
Proud mom Carly Simon puts her kids' best bedtime memories into a book

OOPS! 197
Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan take a licking when it's revealed they never sang a note on their Grammy-winning album

ROYALS 198
Still in shock from her husband's death, Monaco's Princess Caroline appears in public and dissolves in tears

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 19
THE INSIDER 69
PASSAGES 140
HOST 167
STAR TRACKS 177
CHATTER 200

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