Joel Weinstein, 62, art critic who was a tireless and often eccentric chronicler of the Puerto Rican art scene in his blog Rotund World, died of lung cancer in San Juan on Oct. 31. Born in Denver, Weinstein went to school in Oregon (where he met his partner of 18 years, Cheryl Hartup, now chief curator at the Museo de Arte de Ponce) before moving to Texas, where he wrote for the Austin American Statesman (1994-97) and the Dallas Morning News (1997-2000). A graphic designer and food critic as well as an arts writer, he also published the literary arts magazine Mississippi Mud from the 1970s to 1997. The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission is celebrating his life as an "Oregon Original" on Jan. 21, 2009.
Some News in the Rybolovlev-Bouvier Case - Eileen Kinsella has the story here. Background here.