The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. LA Times music critic Ann Powers eulogizes Michael Jackson [via LAT] 2. Thomas Pynchon’s upcoming novella (it’s only 400 pages) Inherent Vice, which Wired called more Big Lebowski than Gravity’s Rainbow, is reportedly being shopped around Hollywood. [via Publishers Weekly] 3. The Public Theater’s current Central Park production of Twelfth Night, which features Anne Hathaway, gets a rave review from Charles Isherwood. [via NYT] 4. A Brooklyn man is trying to put together a Vampire Weekend cover band. He will pay you in tacos. [via Idolator] 5. After accusations of mafia ties, kidnappings, and coke addictions, The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion concludes with a mysterious cliffhanger. [via Zap2It]