American Theater Company's new season includes a revised version of the United States Theatre Project’s columbinus from Artistic Director PJ Paparelli: "Following in the wake of contemporary shootings like those at Virginia Tech, Paparelli will return to Littleton, Colorado for the first time in ten years to conduct new interviews with survivors and community members; the revised production of columbinus will be part of the theatre community’s citywide discussion on school violence 'Now Is the Time to Act.
Americans have been quietly mourning a surprising death for months, ever since news hit that the U.S. government would stop minting $1 coins in an effort to save money. "Nobody wants them," Vice President Joe Biden said with typical candor.
Despite the star power, and the usual autograph-seekers and star-gazers who park themselves in the median facing the red carpeted stairs from the early morning, it was a quieter, gentler opening night for Cannes.
The Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi has ignited controversy with his latest song, which refers to a highly revered Shiite Muslim cleric. Now an Islamist website has offered $100,000 for anyone who kills Najafi.
The 65th Cannes Film Festival opened to controversy Wednesday, raised by a provocative letter from a French feminist group. The group points out that this year's festival has not a single female filmmaker in the competition.