Books: The lifelong importance of good penmanship. Dance/Opera: Balanchine’s last ballerina to retire at 44. Design: The excellent people behind the LifeStraw. Film: Now that the studio fighting is over, Watchmen gets good buzz. Music: Etta James would like to “whup Beyonce’s ass.” Her words. Television: Gossip Girl cribs from Anne Hathaway’s real life drama. Theatre: Al Pacino as King Lear? It’s now or never. Visual Arts: Canada’s artists are starving. Web: Stephen Fry tweets from a stuck elevator.