Monster Mash: Michael Jackson art contest proposed; Rem Koolhaas discusses CCTV building controversy; 'Receptionist' extends
-- Subway art: A New York City councilwoman has proposed an art contest in honor of Michael Jackson to be held at the subway station where the pop star filmed the music video "Bad," which was directed by Martin Scorsese.
-- Starchitect speaks: Architect Rem Koolhaas rejects claims that his CCTV building in Beijing has pornographic imagery.
-- Hold, please: Adam Bock's "The Receptionist," starring Megan Mullally at the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, has extended its run through Nov. 21.
-- Architectural landmark: The Mt. Wilson Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains is still threatened by the spreading Station fire.
-- Uncertain fate: Disney's acquisition of Marvel is unlikely to change prospects for the halted "Spider-man" musical planned for Broadway, according to one report.
-- Billionaire chat: Eli Broad talks about philanthropy, art and education.
-- Still kicking: Songwriters Robert and Richard Sherman deny reports that they have withdrawn from the Broadway-bound "Busker Alley" due to ill health.
-- Box-office hit: Edinburgh Fringe says that it sold a record number of tickets for this year's festival, surpassing the previous record by 9%.
-- Rallying the troops: Long Beach Museum of Art tries to drum up support as the city mulls budget cuts.
-- Big windfall: A small museum in Allentown, Pa., has received a gift of 500 works once owned by modernist artist Peter Grippe.
-- Passing: Influential Boston artist Michael Mazur has died at the age of 73.
-- David Ng
Photo: the album cover to Michael Jackson's "Bad" album. Credit: Epic