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Posted June 9th, 2009

>>>The New York Times‘s Charles Isherwood continues his love for all things related to Pig Iron with his review of machines machines machines machines machines machines machines. As does the SundayArts blog from New York’s excellent PBS affiliate WNET. And TheaterMania, too. If you can’t go to HERE to see the show, check out the video preview.

>>>Mad respect for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which, on the heels of its brilliantly curated Cezanne exhibit, took the Golden Lion award at the Venice Bienniale. A survey of Bruce Nauman, Topological Gardens occupies a both a pavilion site and two university spaces elsewhere in the city. ArtsJournal has a short piece up, with a pic. The United States hasn’t won the Golden Lion, given to the best national exhibition, since 1990. U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

>>>And congrats to Shirley Herz, Broadway publicist nonpareil with Philadelphia origins. She won a special-honor Tony on Sunday night; the AP reports that she’s the first publicist to ever receive the award. Bravo!

–Nicholas Gilewicz