The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Shepard Fairey says honesty is essential to his art despite the fact that he initially lied about which AP photo his infamous “Hope” poster was based on. On a related note, he’ll be the last artist to exhibit at Deitch Projects. [via LAT] 2. Radiohead have announced benefit show this Sunday, January 24 at LA’s Music Box theater — super exciting news for fans, as the venue is nice and intimate. All proceeds will go to the Oxfam Haiti relief fund, and tickets will be sold by auction on Ticketmaster. [via Rolling Stone] 3. Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle will make his National Theatre debut next winter with an adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. [via Guardian] 4. Confused about why the New York Times pay model won’t go live until 2011 but they’re talking about it now? They need a year to build the architecture for the new pay system. [via NYO] 5. Rumors that Rob Marshall will direct the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie have finally been confirmed. It will be released next year. [via HitFix]

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