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Office as shark tank, in tense satire 'Assistance'

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this theater publicity photo released by The Publicity Office, Virginia Kull, left and Michael Esper are shown in a scene from “Assistance,” a play by Leslye Headland performing off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in New York. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Joan Marcus) NEW YORK (AP) — If you think your boss is unreasonable, wait until...

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Chicken slaughter art project ruffles feathers

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Feb. 17, 2012, photo artist Amber Hansen works in her studio in Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence city officials have banned Hansen’s art project, “The Story of Chickens: A Revolution,” saying it would amount to animal cruelty. Hansen had...

Review: 'Tim & Eric' make leap to big screen

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image released by Magnolia Pictures, Tim Heidecker is shown in a scene from “Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.” (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures) A good example of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s uniquely manic comedy...

Harvard group seeks degrees for expelled gays

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 12, 2008 photo Lady Gaga makes an appearance at MTV Studio’s in Times Square for MTV’s “Total Request Live” show in New York. Nearly a century after a “secret court” at Harvard University expelled seven...

New images show Ike's DC memorial amid criticism

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP, shows the Eisenhower Memorial Pedestrian Experience. Planners of a memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower respond to criticism that the Frank Gehry design puts too much emphasis on Eisenhower’s...

Boyish look kicks off Paris fashion week

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Models show creations by Serbian-born fashion designer Nana Aganovich as part of the Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) PARIS (AP) — Paris fashion week is rarely...

Chicago's Lyric Opera to premiere 'Bel Canto'

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Award-winning author Ann Patchett speaks during a news conference at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Chicago. The Lyric announced it will premiere “Bel Canto” in 2015, based on Patchett’s novel of the same name inspired...

Kid Rock gets wild and free for Romney event

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Kid Rock performs for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — For his Michigan finale, Mitt Romney...

Transformative artist Ken Price dies in NM at 77

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated photo provided by The Harwood Museum of Art, artist Ken Price stands in front of his installation called “Death Shrine I” at the museum in Taos, N.M. Price, who died Friday, is being remembered by family and friends for his sense...

Strong personal tyranny in 'Rutherford & Son'

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this publicity photo released by Shirley Herz Associates, Lucas Hall, left, and Rod Brogan perform in a scene from Eugene O’Neill’s “Beyond the Horizon,” performing off-Broadway at The Irish Repertory Theatre in New York. (AP...