The Cricket’s Daily 3: Obama to see ‘Lincoln’ in White House
Published: November 15, 2012 09:46AM
Updated: November 15, 2012 09:46AM
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In this undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis, stars as President Abraham Lincoln, in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln." (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James)

Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture – you know, besides the election:

• Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” will screen tonight at a theater you can’t buy tickets for: The one in the White House. Spielberg and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones are expected to attend and meet President Barack Obama. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Louise Erdrich’s “The Round House” wins the National Book Award for fiction; Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” won for nonfiction, while David Ferry won the poetry prize for “Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations.” [NationalBook.org]

• If you watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at an IMAX theater when it opens Dec. 14, you’ll get a bonus: The first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness,” which opens May 17. [Entertainment Weekly]