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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]


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.


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.


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


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

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