Persian rugs are a contradiction in terms. They're ubiquitous and utilitarian. They're works of art and coveted investment pieces. The rug you barely notice as you tromp from the couch to the kitchen could very well be an extremely expensive, 300-year-old objet d'art.
President Barack Obama said he wants mental health issues elevated to a national discussion as he convened a conference today that follows up on last December’s shootings at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six educators.
“The Artist,” Weinstein Co.’s silent, black-and-white film about an actor with the transition to talkies, was nominated for six Golden Globe awards as Hollywood prepares to honor its best work of the year.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D movie, was nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director, as Hollywood prepared to honor its top 2011 films. Brad Pitt and George Clooney will vie for best actor.