It’s not looking so good for the Hirshhorn’s massive (in size and in price) “Bubble” project. [Post]

Balloon artist Katie Balloons explains why D.C. is an ideal place to be an artist. [HuffPost D.C.]

Traveling readers, rejoice! Barnes & Noble at Union Station will stay open for another year. [Washington Business Journal]

A long look at the myriad of issues facing the Corcoran. [Post]

The Contemporary Wing gallery has agreed to do free insurance appraisals for New York and New Jersey artists whose work was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. [D.C. Docent]

Come to her window, er…doorway. Melissa Etheridge passed out Halloween candy in Takoma Park prior to her show at Strathmore tonight. [Takoma Park Patch]