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Picasso, Duchamp in first ever face-off in Stockholm

Stockholm’s Museum of Modern Art is pitting Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, two of the 20th century’s modernist greats, against each other in a new exhibition opposing their contrasting approaches to art. “Picasso/Duchamp: He was wrong” opened Saturday, the title based on Picasso’s reputed laconic remark on learning of Duchamp’s…

Lindsay Lohan escapes new Hollywood prosecution

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors declined Tuesday to press charges against Lindsay Lohan for an alleged theft from a Hollywood Hills home, averting a new court case for the perennially-challenged actress. Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Deborah L. Kranze said there was not enough evidence to file charges against the 26-year-old…

Defying the Twitter age, in-depth journalism experiences rebirth

The Twitter age is killing in-depth journalism, while local newspapers are becoming extinct — right? Then what is a talented young New York Times reporter doing founding a website devoted to in-depth local reporting? News aggregators, 24/7 news cycles, 140-character Tweets and attention-span-challenged web users have transformed much of the…

Murdoch supports Prince Harry over nude photos

LONDON — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch came to the defence of Britain’s Prince Harry on Sunday, urging critics to “give him a break” over photographs of him frolicking naked in a Las Vegas hotel suite. Australian-born Murdoch posted a message of support on his Twitter page after The Sun, his…

Same-sex sitcom pulled from Mormon-owned station

The NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, won’t show a new sitcom based around a same-sex couple’s adoption process. Jeff Simpson, CEO of Bonneville International, which owns KSL-TV, told The Salt Lake Tribune that his organization sometimes struggles with programming because of content issues, and that the show, The…

Actor Nathan Lane compares Paul Ryan to Wicked Witch of the West

Actor Nathan Lane, star of Broadway’s “The Producers” and the film “The Birdcage” took a few sardonic jabs at the Romney campaign on Friday night at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama on Friday night, according to Huffington Post. At the event, which was held at a supporter’s residence in…

Limbaugh blames Empire State shooting on Obama’s ‘warfare on bosses’

The latest episode of gun violence that erupted in New York City on Friday has been attributed to a disgruntled former employee who had been laid off as the result of downsizing a year ago. Jeffrey Johnson killed his former boss with a single shot to the head, then was…

LL Cool J leaves intruder with broken bones

LOS ANGELES — An alleged burglar was left with a broken nose, jaw and ribs after US rapper-actor LL Cool J confronted the intruder in the kitchen of his Los Angeles home, prosecutors said Thursday. Jonathan A. Kirby, a 56-year-old transient, was hospitalized after being tackled by the 44-year-old rapper…

Rupert Murdoch’s daughter calls on media to put morality over profits

LONDON — Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian-born tycoon Rupert, urged the media to concentrate on morals as well as profit during a speech to television executives in Scotland on Thursday. Giving the MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Murdoch said News Corp — her father’s company — had…

News Corporation digital chief to step aside ahead of split

WASHINGTON — News Corp said Thursday that Jonathan Miller, head of digital operations for Rupert Murdoch’s media-entertainment conglomerate, would step aside as the group prepares for its split. Miller, who became chief digital officer in 2009, will leave his post at the end of September “as the company moves towards…

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