The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Everyone seems pleased by how not boring last night’s Emmy Awards were. Especially this opening number featuring Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Betty White, Joel McHale, Jorge Garcia, and the cast of Glee. Also worth watching: Jimmy’s farewell in song to the shows we lost: 24, Lost, and Law & Order. 2. This week Pitchfork is going to be counting down their list of the top 200 tracks of the 1990s. Here are the first 50 tracks. 3. John Cusack reports that he’ll play the role of Edgar Allan Poe in a film called The Raven. [via Twitter] 4. Publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary have confirmed that the third edition — which a team of 80 lexicographers began working on back in 1989 — may never appear in print. [via The Guardian] 5. Saturday Night Live is adding three new cast members this season: Taran Killam from Scrubs and two comedians from Chicago — Paul Brittain and Vanessa Bayer. [via NYP]

Bonus link: Jersey Circus