The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The four artists on the shortlist for Britain’s $65,000 Turner Prize have been announced, and surprisingly, there’s not a painter in the entire bunch; Luke Fowler and Elizabeth Price are both filmmakers, Paul Noble is the creator of “a dystopic fictional metropolis called Nobson Newtown” that’s populated by human figures drawn as excrement, and Spartacus Chetwynd is a performance artist with a strong pop culture bent. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on December 3. [via ArtsBeat]

2. The promos for this week’s Eli Manning-hosted installment of Saturday Night Live are online. What do you think, will he be funnier than Charles Barkley was earlier in the season? [via Pop Culture Brain]

3. First Shane, now Dale. It’s starting to seem like anyone who died on the last season of The Walking Dead will be showing up in former showrunner Frank Darabont’s new series, LA Noir. [via Vulture]

4. Daniel Radcliffe playing a younger version of Jon Hamm? Apparently it could be happening in new a four-part British miniseries about Russian doctors after the First World War. [via The Sun]

5. In response to questions from both public officials and patrons, amended wall text detailing Gertrude Stein’s relationship with Vichy collaborator and Nazi agent Bernard Fäy — particularly, how it “contributed to the protection of Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas in France during the war” — is being added to the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s popular The Steins Collect exhibition. [via ArtsBeat]

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