The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Cultural Stories


1. Jay-Z will replace the Beastie Boys as the Friday night headliner at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival. [via Arts Beat] 2. Amy Winehouse is in court for drunkenly slugging a woman who tried to snap her photo at a charity ball. [via BBC] 3. Frank Miller recently finished a graphic novel sequel to 300, which could serve as the basis for a follow-up film. [via THR] 4. America’s most trusted newscaster now that Walter Cronkite is gone? Jon Stewart, natch. [via Time] 5. The Kindle craze will go international, hitting the U.K. beginning in October. [via Bookseller]