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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin and managing editor Jessica Grose discuss the statement from the parents of Jared Loughner, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' alleged shooter. They also talk about Claire Dederer's yoga memoir, Poser, and the new female midlife crisis, along with Caitlin Flanagan's "Hazards of Duke" essay in the Atlantic about the so-called "Duke Fuck List."
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Jessica Grose praises Showtime's new dark comedy Shameless, starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, about an alcoholic single father and his passel of kids in Chicago. It airs Sundays at 10 p.m. She also recommends comedian Marc Maron's WTF Podcast and Dan Saltzstein's profile of Maron in the New York Times.
Hanna Rosin thinks you should watch the original U.K. version of the teen drama Skins so that you can be one of those snobs who says, "The British version was so much better" when the American version premieres on MTV on Monday. (Click here for a scathing preview of the U.S. remake.)
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
"On Amy and Randy Loughner and Susan Klebold" from DoubleX.
The devastating essay by Susan Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold *, in O Magazine: "I Will Never Know Why"
Judith Warner's New York Times Magazine essay on yoga and the female midlife crisis, "Fear (Again) of Flying"
Warner's book about the insanity of modern mommy culture, Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety.
"Hard Core" on what porn reveals about male and female sexuality, in the Atlantic.
Correction, Jan. 13, 2011: The original version of this article got Dylan Klebold's name wrong. (Return to the corrected sentence.)