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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Cannes Film Festival Condemns Lars von Trier; Oprah Interviews Ralph Lauren at Telluride Ranch


US designer Ralph Lauren poses with his wife Ricky before the Ralph Lauren gala dinner on April 27, 2011 at the Arts Decoratifs museum in Paris as part of the "L'art de l'Automobile." (THOMAS SAMSON - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Shame Monster: The Cannes Film Festival condemned Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier for saying that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler. He has been declared a “persona non grata” in an unprecedented statement by the festival. (Associated Press)

Youth Not Wasted: Lincoln Center Theater started LincTix this week, a new program to provide $30 seats to people ages 21 to 35. (New York Times)

Think Pink: Thomas Pink unveiled a new store design concept in its Washington, D.C. location at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. (WWD)

Wishes Granted: Earlier this week, the National Endowment for the Arts announced $88 million worth of grants slated for 2011. (Nea.gov)

Comeback Tour: The Philadelphia Orchestra is kicking off its new “Listen with Your Heart” initiative, aimed at rallying support from classical music lovers and novices. The orchestra recently filed for bankruptcy. (Associated Press)

Tale of Two Moguls: Press-shy designer Ralph Lauren spoke to Oprah for Wednesday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” opening up his Colorado ranch and sharing the origins of his Polo brand. (Washington Post)

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