DoubleX Gabfest: The Goodbye Amy Edition
Listen to Slate's show about the Oslo killer's misogyny, Amy Winehouse's death, and "the pill" for men.
Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11:20 AM
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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:
Anders Breivik's manifesto, "2083: A European Declaration of Independence" [PDF]
"The Norway Killer's Delusions of Manliness" in the XX Factor
"Women at Risk" in the New York Times
"Scientific Advances on Contraceptive for Men" in the New York Times
"The Revolutionary New Birth Control Method for Men" in Wired
"Dark Star: Why Amy Winehouse is not just a celebrity train wreck" in Slate
A video of a Brazilian fan talking about Amy Winehouse in the Daily Mail
A 2002 Amy Winehouse audition from YouTube
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.
Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.