In this week's Gabfest, Hanna Rosin and Jessica Grose of DoubleX and Slate media critic Jack Shafer discuss the New Yorkmagazine cover story on "The Half-Hooker Economy," Hanna's DoubleX story on women's basketball player Brittney Griner, and, in the light of teenage-girl bullying and the Russian suicide bombers, whether women are becoming more violent.
The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna's Pick: Cartoonist James Sturm's new Slate series "Offline," which chronicles his experiment in living without the Web for four months.
Jessica's Picks: The Norris Church Mailer memoir A Ticket to the Circus, about her life with Norman Mailer. And the new FX series Justified, starring stone-cold fox Timothy Olyphant. See Troy Patterson's Slate review of Justified here.
Here is a list of other articles mentioned in the Gabfest:
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