The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz on defending the New Museum: “At a certain point, the hatred seems unrelated to the offense. It is just people reveling in nay-saying and name-calling without examining the motivations for their behavior — and believe me, I know whereof I speak.” [via Vulture] 2. Imeem is in the process of being purchased by MySpace; that leaves LaLa. [via MediaMemo] 3. Bjork has written a song for Moomins and the Comet Chase, a freaky Finnish kid’s movie about hippo-like animals. [via Pitchfork] 4. David Letterman mocks the New York Times for their “douche” cover story. [via HuffPo] 5. In what Gawker is calling a photo disaster, there will be no full-frontal Levi Johnston in his upcoming spread for Playgirl. [via Gawker]