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Monster Mash: Bruce Norris wins Pulitzer Prize for drama; controversial Andres Serrano work vandalized in France

April 19, 2011 |  7:50 am


Winners: This year's Pulitzer Prize for drama has been awarded to Bruce Norris for "Clybourne Park." The music prize went to Zhou Long's opera "Madame White Snake." (Los Angeles Times)

Still controversial: Andres Serrano's infamous "Piss Christ" photograph has been vandalized at a museum in Avignon, France. (BBC News)

Eagerly awaited: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired "The Clock" by Christian Marclay, a 24-hour-long movie montage. The museum also acquired a work by Ai Weiwei. (Los Angeles Times)

Money problems: New York's Public Theater appears to be facing a difficult financial predicament. (New York Post)

Honored: Art critic Sebastian Smee of the Boston Globe has won this year's Pulitzer Prize for criticism. (Boston Globe)

Coming soon: The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis has announced its 2011-12 lineup. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Arrested: Authorities have nabbed a man who they say stole about 40 paintings valued at $550,000 from homes in the Hamptons during a two-month period. (New York Post)

Page to stage: Julie Andrews is expected to direct "The Great American Mousical," a stage production adapted from a children's book that the actress co-wrote with daughter Emma Walton. (Playbill)

Big fan: Performance artist Marina Abramovic declares her love for the TV series "Sex and the City." (New York Daily News)

Fashion forward: Zahi Hawass, Egypt's minister of antiquities, is receiving criticism for the line of apparel that bears his name. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: A report on conductors Riccardo Muti and James Levine; an artist from New York goes on the offensive against the Westboro Baptist Church.

-- David Ng

Photo: A scene from the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre. Credit: Erik Tomasson