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Updated Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at 11:46 AM
Posted on Aug. 26. by Jacob Ganz at 11:45 a.m.
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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Ponyo, the new film by Hayao Miyazaki, Japan's master animator; the to-do about Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's opinions on health care reform; and the guitar documentary It Might Get Loud.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned in the show:
The official Web site for Ponyo.
Dana Stevens' review of Ponyo in Slate.
Just about everybody loves Miyazaki; Rotten Tomatoes says so.
Michael Cieply's article in the New York Times on a rare visit by Miyazaki to the United States.
Eric Etheridge's post on the John Mackey/Whole Foods/health care reform blowup on the New York Times' Opinionator blog.
Daniel Shorn's profile of Mackey on 60 Minutes.
AP coverage of Mackey's anonymous postings on a financial forum in 2007.
The official Web site for It Might Get Loud.
Jody Rosen's post in memory of Les Paul on Slate's "Brow Beat" blog.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: the photography archive blog Shorpy.com.
Stephen's picks: the two-disc Curtis Mayfield compilation The Anthology 1961-1977and Morrissey's Vauxhall and I.
Julia's picks: Mary J. Blige's cover of U2's "One" and the ABC Family original gymnastics series Make It or Break It.
Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.
Ron Rosenbaum is the author of The Shakespeare Wars and Explaining Hitler. His latest book is How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.