The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. The Obamas’ New York City date night: Dinner at Blue Hill followed by the new August Wilson show. [via NYP] 2. Up kills at the weekend box office ($68.2m) and Star Trek becomes the first film of 2009 to surpass the $200m mark. [via DHD] 3. Pete Wentz’s bar is in trouble for serving underage drinkers. [via Gawker] 4. Philip Seymour Hoffman, co-artistic director of the LAByrinth Theater Company for more than a decade, is stepping down. [via NYT] 5. This image of Heidi Montag from NBC’s I’m A Celebrity makes you realize that all reality TV show cameras are not created equally. It’s no wonder she and Spencer are threatening to quit. [via Ryan Seacrest]