March 24, 1991 |
Great White's seventh and dumbest album provokes an array of involuntary reactions, from the grimace upon viewing the inside cover illustration of a naked woman straddling a fish hook to eye-rolling at profundities such as "Roller girls ain't no teases / I know she'll do just what she pleases for me." But the most insidious thing about the record is how it brings on uncontrollable foot tapping. Even the most intractable hater of dumb-rock would be hard-pressed to deny the p-a-a-a-r-t-y!
November 27, 2004 |
Authorities banned an issue of Newsweek magazine for publishing material they said was offensive to Islam, local media reported Friday. A government official in Islamabad ordered the "forfeiture of all copies of the weekly Newsweek of Nov. 22," the state-run agency Associated Press of Pakistan reported, quoting Tariq Mahmood Bajwa, a government official in the capital. The edition published "objectionable remarks ... tantamount to desecration of the Koran," the agency said.
December 2, 2007 |
A quick scan of any greeting card aisle will tell you that almost nothing says love faster than the red rose. And marketers behind two romantic films this season have taken the rose motif and run with it. The poster for the just-released "Love in the Time of Cholera" features a large, single red rose hanging against a stark, black background. A small stream of carefully placed dewdrops (or are they teardrops?) falls onto a rose petal that discreetly covers a naked woman's back.
August 28, 2009 |
Authorities in the art world cast doubt on the authenticity of an alleged Picasso painting that was seized by Iraqi police south of Baghdad. "The Naked Woman," which police claimed was painted by Picasso, was seized near the southern city of Hillah on Tuesday after a man allegedly tried to sell it for $450,000. Iraqi police said the painting appeared to have been stolen from Kuwait after Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion. But the painting has a tag on the back with several misspellings that says it was sold by "the louvre" to "the museum of kuwait," with the words Louvre and Kuwait in lower case.
April 14, 2005 |
A new self-portrait by Lucian Freud, who is widely considered Britain's greatest living figurative artist, went on display Wednesday at London's National Portrait Gallery. "The Painter Surprised by a Naked Admirer" shows the 82-year-old standing in his paint-splattered studio while a naked woman crouching on the floor clutches his leg. The oil painting, measuring 54 by 42 inches, features Freud's trademark use of muddy colors to depict worn and irregular naked human flesh.
February 10, 2006 |
Once upon a time, a girl had to take her clothes off to make it in Hollywood. After that, she could spend her career fully dressed, or mostly dressed. The cover of the March issue of Vanity Fair puts a lie to all that. Except for a belly button ornament and some well-placed limbs, two actresses -- ultra-thin Keira Knightley of "Pride & Prejudice" and baby chubby Scarlett Johansson of "Match Point" -- are luminously naked on the fold-out cover. And boy, do they look bored.
June 29, 2013 |
"Ray Donovan," a new drama premiering Sunday on Showtime, takes the unlikely tack of overlaying a "Boston-Irish dysfunctional family with criminal elements" story - you know the type - onto a backdrop of big-shot Hollywood. And gets away with it. Created by Ann Biderman ("Southland"), it is on paper not a show I'd expect to like. I grow weary of antiheroes. I tire of the way that TV and movies picture Hollywood just to kick it around. Notwithstanding the creeps and hacks that doubtless can be found in its corner offices and power corridors, it's also a place where a lot gets done by people committed to good work, who go home to more or less (factoring out the money, privilege and hired help)
November 19, 1988 |
Has Davy Crockett changed between 1955 and 1988? I can't recall Davy eyeing a beautiful young woman (Cheryl Arutt) skinny-dipping in the original 1954-55 shows, as he does in the two-hour "Rainbow in the Thunder," the first of five new "Davy Crockett" episodes that will appear on "The Magical World of Disney" this season (Sunday at 7 p.m., Channels 4, 36 and 39). Still, the new Davy (Tim Dunigan) doesn't forget about his unseen wife and kids.