Slate's Culture Gabfest on It's Complicated, Vic Chesnutt, and predictions for the decade to come.

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Dec. 30 2009 11:57 AM

The Culture Gabfest, "Puny Ingratiation" Edition

Listen to Slate's show about the week in culture.

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

Troy Patterson's "Brow Beat" post on the art of party crashing.
Matt Lauer's Today show interview of Tareq and Michaele Salahi.
Andy Serwer's Time cover story on "the decade from hell."
Jody Rosen's Slate article on forgotten vaudeville superstar Eva Tanguay.
The Slate "Audio Book Club" dissection of a Raymond Carver story and its Gordon Lish edit.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's pick: Morrissey on Desert Island discs.
Julia's pick: Gail Collins' When Everything Changed.
Jody's pick: P.G. Wodehouse's The Code of the Woostersand Leave It to Psmith.
Stephen's pick: Henning Mankell's Firewall.

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