The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. South by Southwest just announced more than 200 bands that will play the March festival. [via The Sly Oyster] 2. Suck on this, Sydney: “Instead of merely admiring the graceful beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge or taking a stroll across the international landmark, visitors could soon explore its off-limits undersides, climb on its cables or ride elevators to the tips of its towers.” [via SF Gate] 3. Upset by all of the big hair, juiced muscles, and fist pumping, a national Italian-American organization based in New Jersey has asked MTV to cancel its upcoming Jersey Shore reality show. [via The Daily Beast] 4. Roger Avary, a director/screenwriter who received an Academy Award for Pulp Fiction, is currently in jail for manslaughter and tweeting the experience. [via Daily Telegraph] 5. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has accepted a role in Woody Allen‘s next movie, though she doesn’t know anything about the part. [via WSJ]

Bonus NSFW link: New Yeasayer Video – “Ambling Alp”