Anders Breivik, Amy Winehouse, and the pill for men on this week's DoubleX Gabfest.
Anders Breivik, Amy Winehouse, and the pill for men on this week's DoubleX Gabfest.
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July 28 2011 11:20 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Goodbye Amy Edition

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Nina Shen Rastogi discuss the misogynistic manifesto of alleged Oslo killer Anders Breivik and a kind of male hormonal contraception that may hit the market within the decade. We welcome special guest Bill Wyman, who joins us to talk about his Slate piece "Amy Winehouse: Why her music will last."

The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Nina Rastogi recommends Dolly Parton. Nina saw Dolly in concert last week and was smitten. She particularly endorses the song "Islands in the Stream."

Hanna Rosin also recommends a song this week. In honor of Amy Winehouse, she has been listening to the Alexander Ebert song "Truth," which deals with the kind of darkness Winehouse experienced.

Jessica Grose is enjoying the new historical nonfiction by Erik Larson, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. It's about William E. Dodd, the American ambassador to Germany in 1933, but it's really about his dishy 24-year-old daughter Martha, who came along for the ride.

Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:

Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX . She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Bill Wyman is the former arts editor of NPR and Salon. Read him at and follow him on Twitter @hitsville.

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

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.