The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories


1. Anime master Hayao Miyazaki has agreed to make a rare US appearance at San Diego’s Comic Con on July 24. [via NYT] 2. James Franco’s rejected UCLA graduation speech, courtesy of the Harvard Lampoon (video) [via Gawker] 3. Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo and Jeremih have announced that they will team up for an extensive North American tour that will kick off July 27 in Scranton, PA. [via NME] 4. Beck has launched a new interview series on his website called Irrelevant Topics; his first victim is Tom Waits. [via Pitchfork] 5. As Hollywood’s leading actors start looking eerily similar (Chace Crawford, Zac Efron, Robert Pattison), where are all the real men? [via Daily Mail]