Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- A Czech artist's new installation at the European Council building in Brussels angers EU members with its lampoons of national stereotypes. How did the hoax happen?
-- A Los Angeles City Council committee votes to designate Griffith Park a historic-cultural monument.
-- Terry Allen's public sculpture "Trees" takes part in the inauguration of Barack Obama.
-- Playwright David Hare accuses the BBC of lacking imagination, saying the corporation should devote more resources to dramas.
-- Geoffrey Rush makes his Broadway debut with Susan Sarandon in "Exit the King."
-- Claude Monet's 1876 "Dans la Prairie" goes up for auction in London next month.
-- Sotheby's cuts U.S. staff amid declining art market.
-- Off-Broadway theaters offer $20 tickets to help spur box office during tough economic times.
-- Lisa Fung
Caption: Czech sculptor David Cerny said his sculpture, which mocks the 27 EU nations, was created by a small group of Czechs, not by 27 European artists. Credit: Olivier Hoslet / EPA