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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Nina Shen Rastogi discuss two Michele Bachmann profiles (including the provocative Newsweek cover story), and a controversial hobo-themed wedding featured on Etsy's blog. E.J. Graff, a senior fellow at Brandeis University's Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, joins us to discuss her heartbreaking series on international adoption, "The Makeni Children" in Slate.
The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:
Nina Rastogi says she's late to the party recommending turntable.fm, the Internet DJ-ing service, but heartily endorses it nonetheless.
Hanna Rosin loves Sigrid Nunez's memoir of her time living with Susan Sontag, Sempre Susan.
Jessica Grose recommends the Aubrey Plaza episode of Marc Maron's WTF podcast, and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which she thinks is a parable about middle age.
Here are some links to other things we discussed this week:
"Anatomy of an Adoption Crisis" in Foreign Policy.
"The Makeni Children" in Slate.
"Handmade Weddings: Depression-Era Hobo" on Etsy.com.
"It's called 'poverty.' You've probably never heard of it." from Regretsy.com.
" 'Colonial'-Themed Wedding Included Authentic All-Black Servant Staff" from Jezebel.