Secret Messages, Mall Makeovers, & America’s Sassiest Boy [Morning Links]

Books: Someone’s not such a big fan of Jodi Picoult [via Guardian]
Dance/Opera: Critics condemn London show featuring Israeli Defense Force dance troupe [via Guardian]
Design: Daniel Libeskind reinvents the mall (video) [via BW]
Film: The truth about those Lord of the Rings prequels [via Paste Mag]
Music: The Sassiest Boy in America talks Kanye West [via Village Voice]
Television: The Daily Show Presents: America’s Got Torture [via Gawker]
Theatre: Tharon Musser, who “painted with light,” dies at 84 [via NYT]
Visual Arts: Joe Tilson: the forgotten king of British Pop art [via Telegraph]
Web: Can you find the messages from J.J. Abrams in this month’s Wired? [via NYT]