In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss the 28-year-old Virginia candidate for Congress, Krystal Ball, who has become a feminist heroine, the amazing phone call Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, placed to Anita Hill, and the appalling behavior of a Yale fraternity.
The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Emily Bazelon: Nicole Krauss' new novel, Great House, which we will discuss in our next DoubleX audio book club.
Hanna Rosin: The Guardian's profile of the Insane Clown Posse gone Christian, in which they describe their understanding of miracles and why giraffes have long necks.
Margaret Talbot: Catfish, the better version of The Social Network.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
How Did the Royals Win Despite Bunting So Many Times? Bunting Is a Terrible Strategy.
Catacombs Where You Can Stroll Down Hallways Lined With Corpses
Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.