The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Earlier today Tina Brown announced that after 80 years as a print publication, Newsweek will move to an all-digital format beginning next year. The new incarnation of the magazine, Newsweek Global, will be available to readers through a paid subscription model. [via Media Decoder]

2. There’s not a whole lot to see in the first trailer for Banshee, a new action-drama that premieres on Cinemax in January, but given that Alan Ball is a co-executive producer on the project, we’ll probably have to check it out.

3. The annual ArtReview Power 100 List is out, with dOCUMENTA (13) Artistic Director Carolyn Cristov-Bakargiev kicking Ai Weiwei out of the way to nab this year’s top spot. Find some interesting analysis of who landed where over on Art Fag City.

4. The nominations for this year’s Gotham Awards have been announced, and we’re happy to see that some of our favorite indie films of the year — Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie, Middle of Nowhere, and Moonrise Kingdom — managed to secure two nods a piece. The winners will be named at a ceremony on November 26th. [via IndieWIRE]

5. A chance reunion of The Wire’s Omar Little and his arch nemesis Marlow Stanfield on the upcoming Brooklyn finale episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations? You’ll have to see it to believe it.

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