Actor James Franco arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Your Highness" at the University of California Santa Barbara on April 1, 2011 in Santa Barbara, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/GETTY IMAGES)

Affairs of the State: Chile’s Communist Party wants a formal investigation into the death of the country’s revered poet Pablo Neruda, who died of cancer days after the 1973 coup. (Associated Press)

Brooding: James Franco’s art installation at the Venice Biennale has been postponed indefinitely so that he can “fully realize” his vision. (Independent)

Duped: Steve Martin discovered he was the victim of a German art forgery ring, once owning a forged painting entitled “Landscape with Horses” for two years. (New York Times)

Horror on Stage: The musical version of Stephen King’s novel Carrie will be revived on Broadway in January. It first premiered on Broadway 24 years ago. (BBC)

Onward, Eastward: The director of the global auction house Christie’s said that the demand for Chinese antiques could make Hong Kong one of its leading markets within a decade. (Reuters)

Me and My Blog: A new book, “Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews and Digital Rants, 2006-2009,” published in April and edited by Lee Ambrozy, translates Ai’s writings into English and reveals a softer, more personal side of the artist. (Los Angeles Times)