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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Nas is working on an autobiography called It Ain’t Hard to Tell that is scheduled to come out next fall. Says music journalist TourĂ©, who is collaborating with him on the project: “I’ve been talking to Nas about writing his autobiography for 15 years. This is hip hop history. We’ll tell his life &… Read More

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Rate-a-Trailer: Jane Campion’s Bright Star

This morning the internet brings us the trailer for Bright Star, the period drama about the life, love, and lyrics of poet John Keats. (The title comes from one of Keats’s sonnets.) Though he only lived to 25, that was plenty of time for Keats to write scads of poetry and engage in a doomed love affair with girl next door Fanny Brawne (played by Abbie Cornish, whose turn in Elizabeth: The Golden Age must have given her a yen for period drama). Keats himself is played by Ben Whishaw, who’s been in plenty of indie movies but hasn’t broken through just yet. Will this be his shot? The trailer looks a little too much like every single period drama ever, but writer-director Jane Campion won an Oscar for her screenplay for 1993′s The Piano, so we won’t underestimate her. Check it out for yourself after the… Read More

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