Slate's Culture Gabfest for Nov. 6, 2008.

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Nov. 6 2008 12:14 PM

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Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 20 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Obama, Obama, and Obama. What happened with the election, how the media covered it, and what lies ahead for culture under future President Barack Obama.

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

President-elect Barack Obama's election-night speech in Chicago.
Kevin Phillips on the "Southern strategy" in his book, The Emerging Republican Majority.
How CNN's holograms work.
CNN's bio for John King.
Troy Patterson's Slate piece on the television coverage of election night.
The New York Times' interactive election results.
The FiveThirtyEight Web site.
Walt Whitman's preface to Leaves of Grass.
David Simon's HBO seriesThe Wire.
The Bernie Mac filmSoul Men.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's pick: The Giorgio Morandi survey at the Met. If you don't live in New York, check out Slate's slide-show essay on the exhibition.
Julia's pick: Timothy Crouse's book, The Boys on the Bus.
Stephen's picks: The Donovan song "Catch the Wind" and Paul Berman's book A Tale of Two Utopias.

You can reach the Culture Gabfest at culturefest@slate.com.

Posted by Amanda Aronczyk on Nov. 6, 2008 at 12:14 p.m.

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