The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. This week, all arty eyes will be trained on Art Basel Miami: “This is a very real test of the vitality of the Miami art fair market in particular and, really, the art fair industry in general. Honest reports from all Miami organisers will show everyone down at least 20 per cent [in profits], whether as a product of fewer exhibitors or lowered stand prices.” [via Financial Times] 2. Are these pop culture’s finest moments of 2009? (Maybe if you’re a geeky guy…) [via Wired] 3. Listen to “Hurricane,” the new 30 Seconds to Mars song featuring Kanye West. [YouTube via @stereogum] 4. Thanks in large part to a box office battle between New Moon and The Blind Side, the holiday weekend’s top 10 films grossed a record-setting $278 million. [via NYO] 5. Morrissey is planning to collaborate with Stella McCartney on a vegan shoe line. In unrelated news, he’s also talking about suicide again. [via TwentyFourBit]

Bonus link: iPod vs. Sliced Bread