16 December - 6 January 2 LETTERS
4 15 DAYS TO LIVE 7 NEWS
12 THE LEECH
33 AROUND TOWN 37 BOOKS
52 FILM 57 DVD
74 GAY 75 KIDS
77 MUSIC 80 RECORDS
99 THEATRE 107 TV 109 VISUAL ART
Cover story: The Hot 100 .
Books of the year. Beards of the year. Whatever the list, at The List, we love them. But as you wade through the list of lists at the end of 2004, remember there’s only one worth bothering about. Take a look at our Hot 100, an altogether more interesting project, in which the people behind the "9 EAT & DRINK
117 PLAY IT THIS CHRISTMAS
books, films and beards are namechecked and applauded by those that ‘2‘ TRAVEL know. Needless to say, Franz Ferdinand are featured, and so is Gordon 123 SHOP Ramsay (above). But who are the other 98? Maybe your name might be 124 HEALTH & ADVICE there? Put yourself out of your misery on page 14. 125 CLASSWED Also In this Issue Rear View m 11 Desperate Housewives America's most talked-about TV 136 QUIZ OF THE YEAR Hg! show for ages is on its way to our screens. See the Big Picture. BUREAU OF ODDITIES
. . . 52 Leonardo DiCaprio ‘I want to be a part of pieces of art. that - 1‘ ’23 people will want to see for generations to come.‘ So says Mr w - DiCaprio of his role in Scorsese’s The Aviator. Has he succeeded? “i' l
EDINBURGHI‘S. I - - I I 101 The Best Pantomimes All you need to know about theatre’s most popular shows of the year. Look out. they're behind you!
136 Quiz of the Year Test your knowledge of the cultural highs GUSOOHNDEDW "
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Our bumper Edinburgh Hogmanay supplement gives you the best selection of activities in the capital on 31 December. Check the Music. Clubs and Around Town sections for the best of the Glasgow events.
Read I 2 Four bottles of 35 South Wine for the Letter of the Issue I 7 Win tickets to our best Scottish band party I 13 Win a DVD Player & Elvis DVDs, tickets to the Nutcracker and tickets to Woosh! I 136 Win a home cinema stereo system in our Quiz of the Year