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-- Theater loses a giant: Playwright Horton Foote dies at 92. Critic Charles McNulty remembers the quiet Southern gentleman.

-- Duking it out: Former NEA Chairwoman Jane Alexander takes on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s attack on the $50 million in the economic stimulus plan.


-- No surprise: NEA study finds artists are unemployed at a higher rate than other workers.

-- Get out the buckets: The Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Ontario is leaking.

-- Silver won’t do: Gagosian Gallery postpones its Chris Burden exhibition while it searches for new veins of gold.

-- Roots of Rock: ‘Memphis,’ which had its start at the LaJolla Playhouse, announces a fall 2009 Broadway run.

-- But admission’s still free: Minneapolis Institute of Arts cuts staff and programming.

-- A fake? Questions raised over authenticity of Empire State Building model.


-- What really happened: Former Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeremy Strick discusses his departure.

-- Renaissance man: JFK speechwriter Richard Goodwin explores the roots of today’s religious wars in his first play, ‘Two Men of Florence.’

-- Try this at home: Electro dance, Tecktonik, is the hottest thing among French youth. Video here.

-- Lisa Fung