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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Vulture is exclusively reporting that Adam Sandler is in talks to replace Mark Wahlberg in Three Mississippi, a comedy about “two rival families who have an annual tackle football game at Thanksgiving” that already stars Will Ferrell.

2. Dan Deacon has announced that his new album is coming out on August 28… Read More

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Chick Lit Gone Recessionista

In a piece on Double X today, Sarah Bilston eulogizes chick lit, arguing that the genre was an early-aughts lark, no longer compatible with America’s newly blighted economy. But is chick lit dead, or is it simply in need of a budget makeover? Bilston predicts: “In the next months and years, expect to see plots that turn on overcoming repossession and job-loss, not shopping and sex.” What of the books that built the foundation of Manolo’s, cupcakes and engagement rings on which chick lit stands? We decided to edit a few of the classics to better reflect our current financial… Read More

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