I spent the weekend transported to a desert city in distant Uzbekistan, looking at avant-garde paintings in a strange museum created by an impoverished fanatic and protected by a mild-mannered, elegant woman who could probably stare down a few tanks and a cadre of functionaries. (And some day may have to.)
Martin Scorsese, who once made a television commercial poking fun at his perfectionist reputation, screened an imperfect version of his new movie “Hugo” for an adoring crowd at the New York Film Festival.
Stephen and Cissy McComb say they managed their Italian eatery in Park City, Utah, for more than two decades without running afoul of security rules of Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. -- until they were accused of mishandling data and opening the door to $1.26 million in fraud.
“Shrek Forever After,” from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and Viacom Inc. ’s Paramount Pictures, was the No. 1 movie in the U.S. and Canada for a third straight weekend with $25.3 million in ticket sales.