DoubleX Gabfest: The "Sex by Surprise" Edition
Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, John Boehner's crying, and holiday cards.
Posted Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at 10:53 AM
In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss the Swedish rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, incoming House Speaker John Boehner's propensity to cry, and whether Facebook is killing the holiday greeting card.
The DoubleX Gabfest weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin: Florence and the Machine's single "Dog Days are Over."
Margaret Talbot: Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar" and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.
Emily Bazelon: The Xtranormal video "Adventures in Freelancing."
Other articles discussed in the gabfest:
The New Yorker profile of Julian Assange.
The detailed Reuters account of the rape charges filed against Assange.
Lesley Stahl's interview with John Boehner.
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men, a co-founder of Slate's DoubleX and a senior editor at the Atlantic. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.
Margaret Talbot is a staff writer for The New Yorker.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. She is also the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Her new book is Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.