The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. The Austen Fiction Manuscripts Project is scanning Jane Austen’s original scrawled out manuscripts and putting them online for your enjoyment. [via Kottke] 2. Fiona Apple has a new record scheduled to be released in the spring of 2011. Her last LP, Extraordinary Machine, came out in 2005. [via 24 Bit] 3. Steve Martin has established a new prize that “will give $50,000 annually to ‘an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music’.” [via NYO] 4. This one is kind of impossible to believe: Shaquille O’Neal, evil computer hacker. [via Radar Online] 5. Hootie and the Blowfish will be honored with their own 20-foot long monument — “a large steel and black granite piece of art” — in South Carolina next month. [via Celebrity Blend]

Bonus link: Does Fashion Make Good Theater?