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Monster Mash: Yale criticized over Muhammad cartoons; Michael Jackson glove sells for $49,000; Hitler paintings auctioned in Nuremberg

September 8, 2009 |  8:47 am

Cartoons -- Sacred and profane: Yale University gets an earful of criticism after removing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad from an upcoming book.

-- Auction news, Part 1: A crystal-encrusted glove once worn by Michael Jackson is sold for about $49,000 at an auction in Australia.

-- Auction news, Part 2: Three artworks attributed to Adolf Hitler have been auctioned for $60,000 in Nuremberg.

-- Stage to screen: The Japanese movie "Departures," which won an Oscar this year for foreign-language film, is being adapted for the stage in Tokyo.

-- International effort: Interpol has launched an online database of stolen artwork from around the world.

-- Ancient discovery: Researchers believe they have solved a lingering mystery about the statues on Easter Island.

-- Hideous architecture: The Liverpool Ferry Terminal has been named the worst building in Britain built in the last 12 months.

-- Architectural scare: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reopens today after a crack in a steel link was discovered.

-- Coming together: Producers have announced the full cast of "The Addams Family" musical, starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, that will open in Chicago before transferring to Broadway.

-- Across the pond: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Ruined" by Lynn Nottage will have its British debut at the Almeida Theatre in London, most likely in early 2010.

-- In discussion: Photographer Martin Parr is in talks with British museums over the fate of his art collection.

-- Classical mystery: Did J.S. Bach pioneer the 12-tone system, which was only popularized in the 20th century?

-- Back in business: Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning "God of Carnage" resumes performances today on Broadway following a summer hiatus.

-- David Ng

Photo: cover art for "The Cartoons that Shook the World." Credit: Yale University Press

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