The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. Governor Schwarzenegger decides against defending Prop. 8 in federal court; meanwhile, Rob Reiner and a small band of political filmmakers are launching a gay marriage challenge with their sights on the U.S. Supreme Court. [via LAT, Reuters] 2. Fox Bat Strategy: A Tribute to Dave Jaurequi, a seven-track rock album featuring lyrics by David Lynch, is due out later this month. [via Pitchfork] 3. Tony award winner August: Osage County will close on June 28 after a nearly 20-month run. [via NYT] 4. Will HD indie films via IFC’s VOD service kill art houses? [via Nikki Finke] 5. Sacha Baron Cohen’s leather ensemble at the London premiere of Bruno leaves little to the imagination. [via Daily Mail]