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Roundup: A Gothic cathedral, the Hollywood sign, 'Serial's' end
Roundup: A Gothic cathedral, the Hollywood sign, 'Serial's' end

A Gothic Cathedral in France is at the heart of a squabble about appropriate conservation techniques, the Hollywood sign is at the heart of a battle about public access, and street artists in Berlin have painted over a famous mural as a statement about gentrification. Plus: A pricey Cezanne is quietly sold in Detroit, rescued Timbuktu manuscripts go on view in Brussels and why the popular podcast “Serial” is really about the Ferguson moment. It may be Christmas week, but there’s a whole lot going on. Here’s my last Roundup for 2014: — Let’s start with a medieval bang: France's Chartres Cathedral is in the process of being repainted and restored....

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