The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall came down. The New York Times Op-Ed editors asked nine poets — Eastern European, American, Russian and German — to write new works inspired by the event. [via NYT] 2. After nearly 40 years Steven Tyler has quit Aerosmith as far as Joe Perry can tell. [via Guardian] 3. Jerry Fuchs, drummer for !!!, died after an elevator accident in Williamsburg yesterday morning. [via NME] 4. Precious (which we reviewed here) set a box office record for a film opening in under 50 theaters this weekend. [via Variety] 5. Paris’ Pompidou Center plans to fill a circus tent with famous art, “creating a roving museum to take its masterpieces of modern art to France’s culturally deprived rural regions and rough suburbs.” [via SF Gate]

Bonus link: A list of everything Don Draper said this season on Mad Men