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Monster Mash: Smithsonian chief stands by censorship; Oprah Winfrey on 'Spider-Man'

January 19, 2011 |  8:12 am


Not budging: The head of the Smithsonian has defended his decision in late 2010 to censor a work of art, to which Times art critic Christopher Knight replies that he is only digging a deeper hole for himself. (Los Angeles Times)

Up close: Oprah Winfrey talks with Julie Taymor, director of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (O Magazine)

Appointment: Frank Gehry has been named a professor of architecture at his alma mater, the University of Southern California. (Los Angeles Times)

Banding together: The musicians of the bankrupt Louisville Orchestra have formed a fundraising body called Keep Louisville Symphonic. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Dramatic: The San Francisco Opera has announced its schedule for the 2011-12 season. (Los Angeles Times)

Art theft: Several pieces of bronze art have been stolen from the Ratner Museum in Bethesda, Md. (NBC Washington)

Passing: Milton Rogovin, the renowned social documentary photographer, died Tuesday at age 101. (Associated Press)

Also in the L.A. Times: Melissa Etheridge will channel Green Day for a week in Broadway's "American Idiot."

-- David Ng

Photo: "A Fire in My Belly" by David Wojnarowicz is displayed at the New Museum in New York. The video work was censored by the Smithsonian late last year. Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images