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.