The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. iSteve: The Book of Jobs, the first official biography of Steve Jobs, will be making its debut sometime in early 2012; it will be written by Walter Isaacson, who is the managing editor of Time, and published by Simon & Schuster. [via CNN]

2. How to make friends: In an attempt to increase engagement on its Facebook page, The New Yorker is putting an article by Jonathan Franzen about mourning the loss of his author friend David Foster Wallace behind a “Like” wall as opposed to on the magazine’s website. [via Mashable]

3. Michael Shannon will play General Zod, a villain who faces off against Superman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming reboot. According to the director: “Zod is one of Superman’s most significant enemies because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character.” [via Vulture]

4. Yoko Ono has given her permission for the first collection of John Lennon’s correspondence to be printed in October 2012. The book will be edited by Hunter Davies, the official Beatles biographer; anyone who has a Lennon letter to share may contact him at [via The Guardian]

5. According to a report in The Sun (so take it with a grain of salt), Mick Jagger and David Bowie are set to start work on a comedic film about a pair of rock managers in the 1960s that they’ve been writing for the last 15 years. If this proves true, they better being planning to cameo. [via Such Small Portions]

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