Monster Mash: Graffiti artists upset over Jennifer Lopez commercial
Popular: "The Book of Mormon" on Broadway has recouped its $11.4-million investment after just eight months. (Hollywood Reporter)
Decision: An appeals court in Tennessee has ruled that Nashville's Fisk University can sell part of its Stieglitz art collection to keep the school financially afloat. (News Channel 5)
Intimidation: The wife of artist Ai Weiwei said police treated her as a "criminal suspect" when they took her away for three hours of questioning earlier this week. (Reuters)
Church and state: The American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the legality of a student-created crucifix mural in a public high school in Virginia. (ABC 8 News)
Art and life: The National Endowment for the Arts is forming a task force of 13 federal agencies to foster more research on how the arts affect human development at all stages of life. (Yahoo)
Controversial: Architect Maya Lin's design for a Doris Duke memorial is creating a rift among citizens of Newport, R.I. (New York Times)
Of all places: A museum in Rio de Janeiro has canceled an exhibition of pictures by photographer Nan Goldin because it includes nudity. (Agence France-Presse)
Eco-friendlier: An architect in Colombia is leading a crusade to use bamboo as a replacement for wood, concrete and other materials in construction. (Los Angeles Times)
Ruling: A judge has approved the Philadephia Orchestra's request to turn over two of its pension plans to a federal agency. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Also in the L.A. Times: A look at the Broadway-bound revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar" that is coming to the La Jolla Playhouse and Mark Swed calls the late director Ken Russell a "great imaginer of music."
-- David Ng
Photo: A screen shot from the Fiat TV commercial starring Jennifer Lopez and featuring a mural by street artist TATS Cru.