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Monster Mash: Analysis of Eli Broad's planned art museum; exhibition on Hitler extended in Germany

January 7, 2011 |  8:09 am


Mega-millions: More analysis of the designs for Eli Broad's planned contemporary art museum in downtown L.A. (Los Angeles Times)

Dictator: The German Historical Museum in Berlin has extended its exhibition on Adolf Hitler due to popular demand. (Reuters)

Money woes: The financially troubled Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will remain open, thanks to an agreement that makes the city liable for the museum's nearly $100 million in debt. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Miracle landing: The airplane that made an emergency landing on New York's Hudson River in 2009 will be displayed at the Carolinas Aviation Museum, where it is expected to become a permanent exhibition. (Charlotte Observer)

Into the deep: A treasure-hunting company is using classified cables from the State Department published by WikiLeaks in a legal battle with Spain that involves sunken treasure, a painting by Camille Pissarro and more. (New York Times)

Sticking around: Comedian Colin Quinn's one-man Broadway show "Long Story Short" has extended its run at the Helen Hayes Theatre through March 5. (

Drunk swan: Peter Martins, the ballet master in chief of the New York City Ballet, was arrested at a checkpoint on New Year’s Day and charged with driving while intoxicated. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Smithsonian chief who is embroiled in video censorship controversy will speak in L.A. on Jan. 20; art critic Christopher Knight on the California Biennial; theater critic Charles McNulty on John Lithgow's show at the Mark Taper Forum; "Carmen in 3D" will debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and open commercially in March.

-- David Ng

Photo: Eli Broad, in front of a design for his new contemporary art museum. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times