First Lady Michelle Obama reaches out to embrace Aretha Franklin at Sunday’s MLK memorial dedication. ( Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

- Sad news over the weekend: Iconic alt-rock couple Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth have announced that they’re separating. The band has some gigs booked in South America next month, but Sonic Youth’s future appears uncertain after that.

- Washington R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn was arrested Sunday alongside scholar (and DeVaughn collaborator) Cornel West at a protest on the steps of the Supreme Court speaking out against corporate influence on American politics.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Monday morning.

Gershon Kingsley, “Popcorn”