The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Does Seth MacFalane wish that Family Guy would get canceled? In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter he says: “Part of me thinks that Family Guy should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series. I talk to the fans and in a way I’m kind of secretly hoping for them to say we’re done with it.”

2. Pitchfork is bringing a new music festival to New York City this February; according to the organizers, it will “include works by visual artists and game designers at galleries, museums and unconventional performance spaces around the city, along with four days of performances at clubs run by Bowery Presents.” [via ArtsBeat]

3. So here’s one (and quite possibly, the only) reason Star Wars fans might want to see Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D version of The Three Musketeers when it hits theaters on October 21: it will be your first chance to check out the new 3D-converted Phantom Menace trailer. [via /film]

4. British book publisher Faber & Faber has named Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker as its new editor at large, a position once held by Pete Townshend. Explains Faber editor Lee Brackstone: “We now have an excellent portfolio of authors from the pop world and our intention is to develop these relationships and continue to build a reputation as the home for exciting and original writing on music.” [via Guardian]

5. has arbitrarily named Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” the best song of the past 15 years. Rounding out their top five: Arcade Fire, “Rebellion (Lies)”; Outkast, “Hey Ya!”; The Strokes, “Last Nite”; The Killers, “Mr. Brightside.” Do you agree with this list?

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