Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on Carly Fiorina, Sex and the City 2, and Al and Tipper Gore's split.

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June 3 2010 3:47 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Big, Red "F" Edition

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In this week's Gabfest, DoubleX founding editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin and managing editor Jessica Grose discuss Al and Tipper Gore's separation, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman's California races, and the backlash to the Sex and the City 2 backlash.

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The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna: City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris, a novel about murder in Saudi Arabia that reveals what life is like for women in that country.

Jessica: Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich, about a painter and his wife/muse whose marriage is disintegrating.

Emily: The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Patterson, a classic children's book about the experience of a girl in foster care.

Here is a list of other articles mentioned in the Gabfest:

 "A Model Political Marriage's End" from Politico
"Tipper's Dance" from the New York Times Magazine
"Burkas and Birkins" from the Stranger
"Why Everyone Hates the New 'Sex and the City' Movie" from the Awl
"Why We Despise Sex and the City" from the Daily Beast

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Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

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