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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Condé Nast Publications Moves Downtown; Lars von Trier Shocks Cannes; Woody Allen Comes Home

New Neighbors: Condé Nast Publications will lease one million square feet at 1 World Trade Center. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, agreed to assume the last four years of the company’s current lease in Times Square. The deal is worth an estimated $2 billion over 25 years. (New York Times)

Offenses: Danish director Lars von Trier shocked Cannes Wednesday in a press conference for his new film Melancholia, making repeated jokes about Nazism and speculating that his next film would be called “The Final Solution.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

24-Hour Free Culture: The Association of Art Museum Directors has organized Art Museum Day. Many museums around the world are offering free admission today. (WNYC Culture) (International Museum Day)

Paris is for Expats: Woody Allen will return to Broadway as a playwright this fall with three one-act plays co-written by Ethan Coen and Elaine May. (Associated Press)

Who’s Memoir Is It Anyway?: HarperCollins announced Tuesday that The Who’s Pete Townshend, known for such classics as “My Generation,” is writing his autobiography. (Associated Press)

Plan of Attack: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and The TJX Cos. Inc. respond to decline in apparel sales; both companies say they’re ready to compete as production costs rise. (WWD)

Strange Love: Christopher Durang’s ‘Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them’ comes to D.C., premiering at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop from May 26 in a production by American Ensemble Theater. (Washington Post)

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