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The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's pick: NBC's Winter Games e-mail alerts, so you can tune in for just the event you want.  
Jody's pick: The works of French writer Georges Simenon and the Fresh Air interview with actor Jason Segel.
Julia's pick: Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden.
Stephen's pick: The sinus-cleansing neti pot and director Judd Apatow's 2001 sitcom Undeclared.

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Seth Stevenson, and Julia Turner discuss this year's crop of Super Bowl ads, HBO's Temple Grandin biopic, and the New York Times story on a killer karaoke song by Frank Sinatra.

Seth Stevenson's column on this year's Super Bowl ads in Slate.
Google's Super Bowl ad about Parisian love.
The Dodge Charger and Dove Super Bowl ads.
HBO's official Web page for the biopic Temple Grandin.
Born on a Blue Day, the memoir by Daniel Tammet.
The Lancet retraction of the autism and vaccine study.
The New York Times story on karaoke killings in the Philippines.
Claude Francois singing "Comme d'Habitude," the French ancestor of "My Way".
The live storytelling podcast The Moth.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.
Julia's pick: New York Magazine's Valentine's special Q&A with married actors Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
Stephen's pick: Don DeLillo's novel Great Jones Street.