Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  October 12, 2010 at 10:42 AM EST

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A Kashmiri artisan works on a woven Kani, or Jamewar shawl, at his workshop on the outskirts of Srinagar on October 12, 2010. Some 250 tooji (small sticks) are used with different colors of woolen thread — mostly rafalal or pashmina wools — to weave the shawls which are indigenous to Kashmir and two craftsman can complete a shawl within eight months, dependent upon the complexity of designs. Photo credit should read Sajjad Hussain/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Britain’s Man Booker Prize, its most prestigious literary award, will be announced tonight. The Guardian sizes up the contenders (but finds that one of the authors has a very strong lead).

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Pop singer Adam Lambert says he’ll follow conduct guidelines when he performs at a concert in Malaysia on Thursday after complaints from religious groups, via the Associated Press.

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Salman Rushdie is writing a memoir of his life under fatwa, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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Fisk University has a new plan to sell partial ownership of its Georgia O’Keefe collection to a museum in Arkansas, via The Tennessean.