Culture Monster

All the Arts, All the Time

« Previous Post | Culture Monster Home | Next Post »

Monster Mash: Detroit Symphony braces for musicians' strike; Wikipedia criticized for revealing play's ending

August 30, 2010 |  8:09 am

SlatkinLabor standoff: Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have authorized its union leaders to call a strike after management's two final contract proposals were rejected. (Detroit Free Press)

Spoiler alert: Wikipedia is under criticism for revealing the ending of the Agatha Christie play "The Mousetrap." (The Independent)

Honored: The winners of  the first Horton Foote Prizes include Lynne Nottage's "Ruined" for Outstanding New American Play and Will Eno's "Middletown" for Promising New American Play. (Playbill)

Something foul: The British Museum in London has reopened after a suspected noxious substance left visitors with irritated eyes and throats, though the cause of the disruption remains a mystery. (BBC News)

Best of the best: The Tony Awards broadcast on CBS won an Emmy Award on Sunday for outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy special. (Theatermania)

Rising from the ashes: The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago has rebounded after suffering major damage in a fire in 2008. (Chicago Tribune)

Stickler for details: Egypt's head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities has criticized a television series about Cleopatra for being unrealistic. (Agence France-Presse)

And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight takes on Glenn Beck; an artist who once created propaganda for Romanian dictator Nicolas Ceausescu displays her artwork in downtown Los Angeles.

-- David Ng

Photo: Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times