1. Patti Smith and the Kronos Quartet accepted the 2011 Polar Music Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm yesterday. The annual award — which is Sweden’s highest music honor — was founded by Stig Anderson (aka ABBA’s manager), back in 1989. [via BBC]
2. Hopping on board the ’90s nostalgia bandwagon, ABC is… Read More
Earlier today the first official photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder’s highly-anticipated Man of Steel hit the internet, and our first impression is that it’s a surprisingly dark take on the classic comic book character. Could this suggest a new direction — at least visually — for a franchise that has remained fairly consistent across various film and TV adaptations over the decades? Given the fact that Christopher Nolan is involved (he both co-wrote the story that the screenplay is based on and is producing), that’s probably a safe bet. Take a quick visual survey of all of the live action Supermans — from the original, George Reeves, to the most recent man to don the cape and tights, Brandon Routh — and let us know what you think in the comments.
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1. Interesting fact: only 13 percent of Wikipedia’s contributors are women, reports the New York Times. The Wikimedia Foundation vows to increase the number of women contributors to 24 percent by 2015.
2. After taking home top honors at last night’s SAG Awards, The King’s Speech is now considered the front-runner for Best… Read More