Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Jason M. Breslow  February 9, 2010 at 10:47 AM EST

Snow covered statue at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 8. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Snow blankets a statue in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Much of the east coast is bracing for another major storm Tuesday and Wednesday after record snowfall over the weekend. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images.

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Just a month after its grand opening, the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, has been closed to the public for maintenance related to its power supply.

    The man who was the namesake for Dave Eggers’ journal, “Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,” has died. You can read Eggers’ explanation of the name choice here.

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    MTV is keeping its name, but dropping the tagline ‘Music Television’ from its logo. The change is not simply aesthetic. When it began nearly 30 years ago, the cable network’s main bread and butter were music videos, but programming has increasingly become dominated by reality shows.

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    The Los Angeles Times reports on how a new genre of Japanese serial novels distributed via cell phone are now being published in paper volumes.

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    And the New York Times reviews a new version of the Divine Comedy — a video game of “Dante’s Inferno.”