The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. American Idiot, Green Day’s post-9/11 coming-of-age punk musical, opens today in California. [via Mercury News] 2. plans to stream full albums from the show’s musical guests; first up, the Flaming Lips’ Embryonic, which isn’t due in stores until October 13. [via Reuters] 3. Mark your calenders: Spider-Man 4 will hit IMAX theaters on Thursday, May 5, 2011, the same day it bows on normal screens. [via THR] 4. The Huffington Post is launching a new books section on October 5th with reviews courtesy of The New York Review of Books. [via NYO] 5. A first look at famed art dealer Larry Gagosian’s new “bookstore” on the corner of Madison and 77th. [via ArtWeLove]

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