Table of Contents

updated 04/07/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/07/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

54 UP FRONT
U.S. troops in Iraq face bloody battles, fatigue and an unpredictable enemy

58
What is it like to be in Baghdad as the bombs rain down? One journalist tells

61
Marine Shane Childers is America's first combat casualty

62
Families of POWs like the Army's Shoshana Johnson wait and pray

65 THE OSCARS
In the shadow of war, Hollywood celebrates itself

66 Oscar Style

81 The Parties

91 The Show

98 Ouch!

104 What a Night!

121 Record-Setting Moments

131 Memories

138 Celeb Cam

145 Getting Ready

149 Winners

157 Insider

165 Sequel
For some, no flame's as hot as an old one

173 Family
John Schaeffer reconnects with his novelist dad after joining the Marines

177 Screen
Ex-skateboarder Jason Lee takes a scary spin in Dreamcatcher

181 Entrepreneurs
Rappers and athletes don Peter Capolino's vintage jerseys

183 Tube
Mykelti Williamson's trauma inspires a Boomtown episode

189 Crime
Has the biggest U.S. art theft ever been solved? Or is Myles Connor conning us?

194 Spotlight
Parminder Nagra scores in the soccer comedy Bend It Like Beckham

197 On the Move
Tough-cookie comic Wanda Sykes finds sitcom stardom

198 Animals
Jessica the hippo throws her weight around—in her owners' house

MAILBAG 4
PEOPLE.COM 7
STAR TRACKS 8
SCOOP 17
PICKS & PANS 27
INSIDER 53
PASSAGES 163
PUZZLER 186
CHATTER 202

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