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Monster Mash: 9/11 museum faces possible delay; Getty protesters

November 21, 2011 |  7:28 am

The planned 2012 opening of the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center site could be delayed

Money trouble: The planned 2012 opening of the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center site could be delayed due to unexpected costs. (Wall Street Journal)

Angered: A group of protesters held a rally outside the Getty Center this past weekend concerning the museum's ongoing legal battle over a sacred Armenian text. (Los Angeles Times)

Personal cause: Meryl Streep is keeping up her support for a Women's History Museum. (Washington Post)

Awards contender: "Pina," the 3-D dance documentary by Wim Wenders about the works of  choreographer Pina Bausch, is one of 15 films to make the shortlist of the Oscars' documentary category. (24 Frames)

Naked: Artist Ai Weiwei said Chinese police have begun investigating his assistant for allegedly spreading pornography online. The investigation appears to stem from a nude art photo depicting Ai and four women. (Associated Press via Washington Post)

Book excerpt: Steven Sondheim asks: Who needs critics? (The Guardian)

Talk of the town: American David Hallberg received mostly praise for his big debut as a member of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. (Los Angeles Times)

Expansion: The Tel Aviv Museum of Art opened a parallelogram in concrete and stone designed by Preston Scott Cohen, with pre-cast curved forms on its outside and Israel's largest exhibition gallery within. (ArtInfo)

Out of commission: Stockard Channing is taking a brief leave from Broadway's "Other Desert Cities" to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday. (Broadway World)

Cultural politics: A Jerusalem dance company is joining in protests against policies concerning women and public spaces. (Haaretz)

London awards: Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch of "Frankenstein" shared best actor honors at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. (What's On Stage)

Passing: Al Boeke, the developer-architect whose vision spawned the Sea Ranch enclave on the Northern California coast has died at 88. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan" at the National Gallery in London as well as the new Clyfford Still Museum in Denver; "8," the play by Dustin Lance Black about Proposition 8, will debut in L.A. in March.

-- David Ng

Photo: The 9/11 memorial plaza in the World Trade Center. Credit: Mike Segar / Associated Press