The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Michael Jackson’s first posthumous single, “This Is It,” which he originally recorded back in 1991, was released earlier today. [via Guardian] 2. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are related — 10th cousins, once removed. [via WaPo] 3. The Knife have debuted a creepy seven-minuted trailer for their Charles Darwin-inspired opera. [via Pitchfork] 4. “Why Email No Longer Rules…” [via WSJ] 5. Remember how Matthew Weiner’s babysitter became an Emmy Award-winning Mad Men scribe? Well, he fired her. (On a positive side note: Joan got married.) [via Gawker]

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