The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


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 Picture at the Academy Awards. [via Vulture]

3. Meet your next Superman: British actor Henry Cavill — who was previously cast as the Man of Steel in a JJ Abrams-scripted version of the film — will star in Zack Snyder’s franchise reboot. We were hoping for Jon Hamm. How about you? [via Slashfilm]

4. Bright Eyes’ forthcoming album The People’s Key — which comes out on February 15th — is now streaming in full over on NPR where they’re calling it “a career-defining work of art.”

5. We’re curious what Mayor Bloomberg thinks of this week’s Valentine’s Day-themed cover of the New Yorker, a drawing called Bloom in Love by Barry Blitt. Also worth checking out from a few issues back:Excerpts from Bloomberg’s snow diaries, a humor piece by John Kenney.

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