iPhone vs. Kindle, the Met vs. the Economy, Norman Foster vs. Gravity, & More! [Morning Links]


Books: It’s an iPhone/Kindle smackdown. Dance/Opera: Can the Met defy this bad economy? James Levine hopes so. Design: Norman Foster’s Vegas condos get seriously downsized. Film: The Bollywood director who almost made Slumdog Millionaire. Music: Rihanna cancels her birthday bash. (Bad word choice, Daily News.) Television: On-Demand gets in trouble for being punny. Theatre: Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles will star in a revival of Mamet’s Oleanna. Visual Arts: Affordable art: Damien Hirst keychains. Web: The faux Dalai Lama has been exiled from Twitter.