The Cricket’s Daily 3: Hall of Fame smells like Teen Spirit
Published: October 16, 2013 07:37AM
Updated: October 17, 2013 07:14AM
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2012 file photo, members of the band Kiss, from left, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer perform during a concert in Mexico City. The hall of fame announced its annual list of nominees Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, 2013, and half the field of 16 were first-time nominees, such as Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, The Replacements, and others. KISS, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Cat Stevens, Deep Purple and Chic, up for the eighth time since 2003, are among the repeat nominees. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Nirvana, N.W.A., Kiss, Chic, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and The Replacements are among the 16 nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [CNN]

• Eleanor Catton’s 19th-century gold rush mystery “The Luminaries” has won the Man Booker Prize, the most prestigious award for books from the British Commonwealth. At 28, Catton is the youngest winner ever, and the book’s 832 pages make it the longest novel ever to win. [The Guardian]

• Want to see what Neil Patrick Harris looks like as an East German transsexual rock diva? He wants to show you, on the poster for his upcoming Broadway opening in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” [The Hollywood Reporter]