The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. TV on the Radio is taking a year-long break from touring and recording to work on other projects. [via NME] 2. The official statement: “Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school but she takes domestic abuse very seriously. She hopes he gets the counseling he needs.” [via TMZ] 3. Jane Fonda, Wallace Shawn, and David Byrne are protesting the selection of Tel Aviv as this year’s Toronto Film Festival spotlight city. [via NYT] 4. A young graffiti artist was arrested after taking a £500,000 box of pencils from Damien Hirst’s latest installation at the Tate Britain gallery. [via Daily Mail] 5. Tyler Perry will write, direct, and produce an adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. [via The Wrap]