The Cricket’s Daily 3: Coens’ ‘Inside’ wins Gotham Award
Published: December 3, 2013 07:07AM
Updated: December 4, 2013 06:38AM
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Dissident artist Ai Weiwei listens as his lawyer announces over a speakerphone the verdict of Ai's lawsuit against the Beijing tax authorities in Beijing Friday, July 20, 2012. A Beijing court on Friday rejected an appeal by Ai against a more than $2 million fine for tax evasion, which he says is part of an intimidation campaign to stop him from criticizing the government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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

• The first movie awards of the season, the Gotham Awards, were handed out last night. The Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” took best picture, while Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Brie Larson (“Short Term 12”) took top acting honors. [Los Angeles Times]

• Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is planning to stage an art show in the old Alcatraz prison next September. [The New York Times]

• It’s the month for “best of” lists, and Rolling Stone starts the ball rolling with the year’s 50 best albums. Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires of the City” is No. 1. [Rolling Stone]