Table of Contents

updated 01/12/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/12/1998 AT 01:00 AM EST

MAIL 6
STAR TRACKS 8
PICKS & PANS 17
THE INSIDER 45
STYLE WATCH 74
PASSAGES 89
PUZZLER 130
CHATTER 160

UP FRONT
46 Beloved by many but deeply insecure, larger-than-life comedian Chris Farley dies at 33 after many failed attempts to stop drinking

52 In rural Texas, wealthy matron Phyllis Glazer has become the unlikely spearhead of a battle against a toxic-waste disposal plant

56 On the first Christmas since the death of Princess Diana, her sons William and Harry celebrate the season without her

WEDDING 63
In a small ceremony in Venice, Woody Allen marries his girlfriend of six years, Soon-Yi Previn

OUT OF THE PAST 67
The subject of yet another fanciful film, the real-life Anastasia remained a spirited beauty even under the cloud of war and certain execution

TEACHER 73
In his mobile lab, Science Bob—real name Bob Pflugfelder—tutors child actors on the set and turns them on to learning

SCREEN 77
With roles in TV's NewsRadio and the new film MouseHunt, Vicki Lewis is as red-hot as her coif

FAREWELL 81
Pioneering Hollywood executive Dawn Steel loses her battle with brain cancer at age 51

ON THE MOVE 84
Handpicked by Kevin Costner as his costar in The Postman, unknown British actress Olivia Williams delivers

FAMILY 93
Football's Renaissance man Tim Green searched achingly for the missing character to his storied life: the mother who gave him up for adoption

BIKER 96
When it comes to street luge, the latest in extremely dangerous sports, the winner is elementary, dude: Mike "Biker" Sherlock

QUEST 99
After scouring four continents for the world's best Chinese restaurant, John Krich chronicles his culinary obsession in Won Ton Lust

HAPPY 102
Sam Bierstock retired from medicine to needle managed health care in his blues band's lyrics

STYLE 105
Stars like Téa Leoni and Lea Thompson are in a spin over Shelli Segal's Laundry line of clothing

WINNERS 109
Fired from Melrose Place, Hunter Tylo proves that pregnant women are sexy too and wins big against producer Aaron Spelling

INTRODUCING 115
Newcomer Paget Brewster comes between Friends Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry

TRIBUTE 117
Lillian Disney, who named the world's most famous mouse and married its creator, dies at 98

COVER 118
As Jerry Seinfeld announces the end of his prime-time run this spring, fans and friends recall their favorite Seinfelds and ponder life after Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer

MEDICS 133
At Albert Carlin's virtual-reality lab, people fearful of spiders eek out a solution to their phobia

TROUBLE 135
Now it's Sweden's Princess Victoria who reveals that she is suffering from an eating disorder

SEQUEL 138
An Iowa judge sentences a pair of teenage cat killers to intensive counseling

FRIENDSHIP 141
In his last class with his dying professor, writer Mitch Albom discovers words to live by

SONG 147
Country's Martina McBride sees her career take flight with her new hit, "A Broken Wing"

TO THE TOP 151
In life as on the screen in Amistad, Djimon Hounsou steered toward self-determination

PAGES 155
After more than 300 Cosmo covers, photographer Francesco Scavullo reflects on a 50-year career

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