Monster Mash: L.A. Times editorial board sounds off on LACMA controversy; KUSC says it's the tops; artists, filmmakers protest Toronto Film Festival
-- Reeling: The Los Angeles Times editorial board believes LACMA and film go together, and describes the museum's original decision to close its weekend screening series as "shocking and depressing."
-- Strong signal: L.A.'s KUSC-FM (91.5) says it is the most listened-to public radio station in the country.
-- Israeli controversy, Part 1: A group of artists, filmmakers, actors and writers is protesting the Toronto Film Festival's focus on the city of Tel Aviv.
-- Israeli controversy, Part 2: The AP is involved in a dust-up around a photo exhibition depicting violence in the Middle East.
-- Don't touch: A security guard at the Seattle Art Museum has been fired after her decision to alter a work by Yoko Ono.
-- This old house: Sydney Opera House is looking to raise about $500 million for renovations.
-- Backlash: Public outcry has forced the government of British Columbia to restore money cut from arts groups.
-- Cutting back: The Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic Orchestra is changing its 2009-10 season to save money.
-- Film commitment: Hank Azaria has pulled out of the stage production of "An Evening Without Monty Python," which is scheduled to play in Hollywood and New York.
-- David Ng
Photo: A scene from "Gone With the Wind," which has screened at LACMA's film program. Credit: Warner Bros./MGM/UA