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Friday’s Art Notes

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson has died at age 73. Spencer Michels talked to Wilson in 1999 about a St. Louis production of his work Book of Days.

Read more about his life from The New York Times.

[Editor’s Note: Director Marshall Mason’s name was spelled incorrectly in the original 1999 segment above]

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An online update of the OED includes online abbreviations like OMG and LOL, as well as its first symbol, the heart, via The Associated Press.

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The Art Newspaper reports on the official list of antiquities stolen during the Egyptian upheaval (which now totals 54 items), put out by the country’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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Broadway will dim the lights on Friday night to honor Elizabeth Taylor, via Reuters.

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Dorothy Young, stage assistant to magician Harry Houdini, has died at age 103, via The New York Times.

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