August 18, 2009 | 8:41
-- Big compensation
: Michael Govan, the director of LACMA, is on track to earn $1 million this year
at the same time as the museum faces drastic cuts.
-- Prankster: The identity of the creator of the Obama-as-Joker poster has apparently been solved.
-- Requiem for a composer
: Scientists say that Mozart died from strep throat
, not Antonio Salieri.
: Questions continue to circulate
over whether Robert Capa faked the famous photograph of a collapsing soldier in the Spanish Civil War.
-- Own a piece of history
: Today's the last day you can bid
on Andy Warhol's portrait of Michael Jackson.
-- Lending a hand
: Goldman Sachs is proposing to help
photographer Annie Leibovitz with her financial problems.
-- New leader
: Alice Walton, heiress of the Wal-Mart family fortune, has named
Don Bacigalupi to direct the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
-- Religious controversy
: An Indian artist has received threats
for his depiction of the Hindu god Ganesh in various poses, including as an Oscar statuette.
-- Classical discovery
: Unpublished scores by composer Heitor Villa-Lobos have allegedly been found
at the Rio de Janeiro School of Music.
-- David Ng
Photo: Michael Govan. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times