The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Winter’s Bone, a gritty family drama that’s set in the Midwest and based on Daniel Woodrell’s 2006 novel of the same name, won top honors at the Gotham Independent Film Awards last night. [via WSJ]

2. “How does it feel to know that you could have any man in the world? Or woman? How does it feel to know that you can turn straight women gay? … No one woman should have that much power.” – Kanye West interviews Rihanna in the December/January issue of Interview magazine

3. Vulture has learned that Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is working on a new series for ABC that’s inspired by the career of pr guru Judy Smith — whose has worked with Bill Clinton, Michael Vick, and David Paterson.

4. These New Puritans’ latest album Hidden has been crowned NME’s Album Of The Year for 2010; Foals’ “Spanish Sahara” was named the Best Track.

5. After some recent drama with the Tate Britain and press photographers, the Turner Prize is moving from London to the city of Derry, in Northern Ireland, come 2013. [via UnBeige]

Bonus link: Did NASA Discover Life on One of Saturn’s Moons?