The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The Deitch Projects-commissioned mural by Shepard Fairey has been up less than a week and it’s already been vandalized with tags, holes, and a Target logo. Ruh-roh, Shep, losing the favor of the proletariat? [via ArtsBeat] 2. Lo-fi indie rockers Grizzly Bear licensed one minute of an as-yet-unreleased song to Washington State for a lottery commercial. The clip also features choreography by the guy behind the dance sequences in (500) Days of Summer. [via Entertainment Weekly] 3. An old friend of Lady Gaga named Brendan Sullivan wrote a really detailed piece about their mutual past for the Esquire “Women We Love” issue. Naturally, there’s a photo gallery. [via Esquire] 4. Continuing that jail theme, T.I. throws (down) some Molotov cocktails in his new video for “I’m Back.” [via Vulture] 5. Teen fashion blogging robot sensation Tavi “Style Rookie” Gevinson had her website blocked last night by the evil honchos at Blogger, all because she posted a fashion editorial with a model barely wearing Yohji Yamamoto. From 1998. [via WSJ Digits]

Bonus link: Think Black Flag and Justin Bieber have nothing in common? Think again. Both cause riots, and both make an appearance on this t-shirt from DIY mecca Etsy.