The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. The New York Times reviews Bonnaroo; were you following our tweets all weekend? [via NYT]

2. Banksy’s top-secret show opened at the City Museum and Art Gallery in Bristol; the artist also explained why things were kept under wraps until the last second: “This is the first show I’ve ever done where taxpayers’ money is being used to hang my pictures up rather than scrape them off.” (video) [via Unbeige]

3. That museum shooter should survive. [via Salon]

4. Mary Dickinson and Charlene Fisher have launched DF Indie Studios — a small op that will produce 10 to 12 films per year with production under $10 million; unlike much of the competition, they play to self-distribute the movies they produce. [via Reuters]

5. Giving the New York Post some awesome material to pun around with, Hakim Nelson and Jason Stenson were married on May 26 in New York City. No, the law hasn’t changed; Nelson might have been wearing a dress and carrying a driver’s license that incorrectly IDs him as a female. [via NYP]