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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Nina Shen Rastogi discuss Planned Parenthood and the budget crisis, a new report from McKinsey on women and management, an article in New York magazine about tycoon Lynn Tilton, and the movie Hanna, a fractured fairytale about a teenage killing machine.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Nina Shen Rastogi recommends the EP Valusia by the nu-goth artist Zola Jesus. She says it is the perfect music to listen to while walking around the city late at night in the mist.
Hanna Rosin was blown away by Synetic Theater's adaptation of King Lear, in which the classic Shakespeare play is performed without words. The theater's website describes it as "packed with apocalyptic visuals, farce, knife-play and acrobatics." Knife-play!
Jessica Grose enjoyed Siri Hustvedt's novel The Summer Without Men, about a middle-aged poet who has a psychotic break after her husband cheats on her, and decides to spend a summer in her small Minnesota hometown. It's a great beach read—slight in length but not in spirit.
Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:
"House Republicans Seek to Remove Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood" from the New York Times.
"Pap Smears at Walgreens" from the Colbert Report.
The "#NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement" Twitter meme.
"What Does It Take for a Female Tycoon to Get Noticed Around Here?" from New York.
"Unlocking the full potential of women in the US economy" from McKinsey & Company.
"Finding an Original Heroine" from the New York Times.
"Joe Wright on His Feminist, Fairy-Tale-Inspired Action Movie, Hanna" from New York