The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. Oy: ” received its biggest traffic spike ever during the Jackson event, with 50% more people watching the memorial than watched Barack Obama’s inauguration.” [via THR] 2. The multiple layers of irony in Lindsay Lohan turning down a part in The Hangover is not lost on us. [via NYP] 3. Artist Damon Rich puts a visual spin on foreclosure in a new exhibit at the Queens Museum allowing visitors to “see in a single glance precisely where subprime lenders wreaked the most havoc.” [via NYT] 4. The verdict is in on the Aaron Sorkin/Facebook movie, which is based off of based on Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. [via Gawker] 5. The online promotion for Dan Brown’s upcoming thriller The Lost Symbol will involve a series of puzzles, codes, and maps. [via AP]