The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Arcade Fire has a new video directed by Spike Jonze. Says Win Butler: “We shot it in Austin and a lot of kids are in the film and it was great just hanging out with these 15-year-olds for a week and writing down all the funny things they said. It was cool to revert to being a 15-year-old for a little while.” [via P4K] 2. The Academy has announced the 15 movies on its short list for best documentary. Among the flicks that made the cut: Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop and Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for Superman. [via LAT] 3. The 1.52-acre Malibu estate where Evan Rachel Wood’s True Blood character Sophie-Anne lives has hit the market for $35 million. [via THR] 4. This year Lollapalooza will expand to Santiago, Chile. Perry Farrell says the lineup will include Chilean bands, and that they plan to “bring some of those artists out to Chicago for a musical foreign exchange.” [via NYT] 5. Thanks to Freedom, Jonathan Franzen is among those in the running for this year’s Bad Sex in Literature Award. [via Telegraph]

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