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In this week's Culture Gabfest, critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss whether personal virtue can solve global warming, the possible failure of personal virtue in the travel writing business, and the utter failure of personal virtue inside Abu Ghraib.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned in the show:

Michael Pollan's New York TimesMagazine article "Why Bother?"

Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan's Slanted Truths: Essays on Gaia

Thomas Kohnstamm's book Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

Lonely Planet responds to the Kohnstamm scandal

Errol Morris' Standard Operating Procedure

Film: Iraq in Fragments

"Photo Finish: How the Abu Ghraib photos morphed from scandal to law," by Dahlia Lithwick

Julia's pick: Hot Chip

100 best novels from Random House

Dana's pick: Elizabeth Bowen's The Death of the Heart

Stephen's pick: The Bachelor

Posted by Andy Bowers on April 23 at 11:37 a.m.

April 9, 2008

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 5, with critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: You can also download the program here, or you can subscribe to the weekly Gabfest podcast feed in iTunes by clicking here.

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss whether the latest Vogue cover is racist (or just the subject of misplaced outrage in the blogosphere), whether Hillary's tax return explodes the Clintons' middle-class image, and whether the new online sitcom The Guild is for nerds only.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned in the show:

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Vogue's "King Kong" cover

Slate's take on the Vogue cover

John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the cover of Rolling Stone, photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Hillary Clinton's 2007 tax return (as disclosed by Hillary)

The Guild: official show site, YouTube channel

World of Warcraft

Quarterlife
(no longer) on NBC

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel

AC/DC

Am I That Name?
by Denise Riley

BBC Radio 4's Start the Week

Posted by Amanda Aronczyk on April 9 at 11:12 a.m.