Slate's Culture Gabfest on Funny People, the death of the music magazine, and the DSM-V.

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July 29 2009 11:52 AM

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Judd Apatow's third movie, Funny People; the rapid disappearance of the music magazine; and the controversy over some of the new psychological disorders that might be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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

The official Web site for Funny People, including links to many fake Web sites for characters in the movie.
Roger Ebert's interview with Judd Apatow.
Judd Apatow talks about Funny People on NPR's Fresh Air.
Todd McCarthy's review of Funny People in Variety.
Jonah Weiner's piece in Slate about why music magazines are dying.
Christopher Lane's piece in Slate about the new disorders that might make their way into the DSM-V.
The official Web site for the still-in-development DSM-V.
Former DSM editor Robert Spitzer's letter to the editors of Psychiatric News on his concerns about the DSM-V.
Larissa MacFarquhar's 1997 piece in Slate defending the DSM.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Julia's picks: two summer songs from Jay-Z, "Death of Autotune" and "Run This Town."
Dana's pick: a video of Merce Cunningham (RIP) and John Cage speaking at the Walker Art Center in 1981.
Stephen's pick: the 2000 Australian film Chopper, starring a young, bulked-up Eric Bana.