The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Hot on the heels of an announcement by Barnes & Noble and Books A Million that they wouldn’t stock books being published by Amazon, there’s a new rumor floating around that the online retailer is planning to open its first brick and mortar store in Seattle within the next few months. [via Huffington Post]

2. Obviously inspired by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol‘s enormous box office numbers, Sony is planning to release Sam Mendes’ James Bond movie Skyfall in IMAX. [via ComingSoon]

3. Even though the film doesn’t hit theaters until June 22nd, you can now watch the first two and a half minutes of Pixar’s next big release, Brave, here.

4. Publishing world trailblazer Barney Rosset, who released such controversial classics as Tropic of Cancer and Lady Chatterley’s Lover as the owner of Grove Press, has died at 89. Read his New York Times obit here.

5. “DoYaThing,” a track that Gorillaz, Andre 3000, and James Murphy collaborated on for Converse’s ongoing “Three Artists. One Song” campaign, is now available for free download here.

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