The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. After several delays, Universal has announced that Lil Wayne’s rock album Rebirth will drop on December 15th. [via MTV] 2. Michiko Kakutani reviews Vladimir Nabokov’s final unfinished novel, The Original of Laura. [via NYT] 3. Is Chia Obama racist scorn or sincere tribute? 77-year-old Chia Pet magnate Joseph Pedott (a lifelong Republican) insists that it’s the latter. [via LAT] 4. Them Crooked Vultures (the supergroup formed by Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones) is streaming its self-titled debut album, out next Tuesday, online. [via Spinner] 5. Matthew Weiner talks about the Mad Men season three finale. [via The Daily Beast]