WASHINGTON—Saying that any further endeavors of technical skill and imagination were pointless, experts at the Smithsonian Institution reportedly questioned Monday why new art was still being produced after the pinnacle of aesthetic and creative potential was reached in 1990 with Megadeth’s fourth studio album, Rust In Peace.
ENCINO, CAActor Paul Giamatti, known for choosing risky and offbeat projects, has been generating buzz among law enforcers for his small but vital part in the murder of area convenience-store clerk Malcolm Mikita. "Even though it was another low-profile job and the big-names are getting more attention, Giamatti almost stole this robbery-homicide," film critic Joel Siegel said after watching surveillance footage of the crime. "He literally had his audience on the ground in tears." Siegel predicted that even Giamatti's harshest critics, including the LAPD and members of the victim's family, would be talking about the performance for years.