The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. A never-before-seen interview of a 32-year-old Barack Obama, who was working to register Chicago voters at the time, has surfaced. [via The Daily Beast] 2. Rumors say that Bono’s over-the-top Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark musical may be threatened due to cash flow problems. [via Variety] 3. Meanwhile, the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Hair is in the black. Nudity sells. [via NYT] 4. Jay Leno’s first musical guest will be Jay-Z, joined by Kanye West and Rihanna to perform “Run This Town” off of The Blueprint 3. [via Rolling Stone] 5. After their review implied that author Richard Bernstein approved of the brothels he wrote about in The East, the West, and Sex, Slate apologized. A month later. [via Vulture]