The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The Flaming Lips and Weezer are planning to play two New York City-area shows together — as in side by side, trading off songs back and forth for the entire length of each concert. We don’t know about you you, but we’d love to see this trend catch on. [via Brooklyn Vegan]

2. The popular 2007 documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is going to be remade as a mockumentary. Director Seth Gordon explains: “I’ve done some work on Modern Family and The Office and have worked in this doc style, and so that inspired me to say, instead of doing a traditional narrative feature script, what if we did the remake in the doc style? What doors would that open? What opportunities? What additional story could we tell? And that’s essentially the approach we took.” [via The Playlist]

3. “Mr. Koolhaas has created an eloquent architectural statement about China’s headlong race into the future and, more generally, life in the developed world at the beginning of the 21st century. It captures our era much as the great works of the early Modernists did theirs.” – The New York Times looks at the headquarters of China Central Television designed by Rem Koolhaas

4. Is the first teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises everything that you’d hope it would be? While we know that we’re looking at the destruction of Gotham City, all we can see is a different Christopher Nolan flick — Inception. [via Slashfilm]

5. What do you think of TNT’s first look teaser for its Dallas reboot? We find it interesting that the primetime soap, which is scheduled to premiere next summer, includes several of the actors from the original series, but given how poorly Melrose Place did on The CW, that’s probably not enough to keep it afloat. [via TVLine]

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