Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
— Here we go again: Once again, "Billy Elliot" and Lynne Nottage's play "Ruined" win top honors. This time it's the Drama Desk Awards.
— It's mine. No, mine: Dispute over bidding for a 1954 Sam Francis painting between an oil magnate and Eli Broad's Broad Foundation at a Christie's auction goes to court.
— What's my line?: Tony-nominated James Gandolfini chokes on stage during a performance of "God of Carnage."
— Free Tibet: Performance artist is lining up 1,000 people to participate in a howl of protest at the Tate Modern.
— Helping out: Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians agree to a 2.5% pay cut and will donate additional services to ensure financial stability amid economic woes.
— Seeing the light: Covered for 30 years, medieval paintings depicting Thomas Becket's murder are unveiled in Spain.
— Another proposed cut: Schwarzenegger hopes to save as much as $20 million annually by ending the state's involvement in the California Science Center.
— No funny business: Chinese city to build a $45-million complex dedicated to Taiwanese cartoonist.
— Save the carriage house: Dispute erupts over plan to demolish a building to make way for extension at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
— Balderdash: Artist David Hockney decries report that boys are turned off by art lessons that are too focused on painting and drawing.
— European battle: Norwegian fiddler-singer wins Eurovision singing contest.
— Instead of studying: Students at College of William and Mary set record for "Thriller" dance.
— Paris in the springtime: Kristin Scott Thomas says she'll appear in the Paris production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music."
— Lisa Fung
Photo: Saidah Arrika Ekulona, left, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine in "Ruined." Credit: Joan Marcus