Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 82 with Stephen Metcalf, Jody Rosen, Dana Steven and Julia Turner by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:
You can also download the program here, or you can subscribe to the weekly Culture Gabfest podcast feed via iTunesor directly with our RSS feed. Find the Culturefest Facebook page here. Leave us a note and see what other Culturefest listeners have to say about the latest podcast.
In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss David Simon's new HBO show Treme, the death of the British punk impresario Malcolm McLaren, and the comedy of Tina Fey.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
HBO's official Web page for Treme.
Slate TV critic Troy Patterson's review of Treme.
Jody Rosen's remembrance of Malcolm McLaren on Slate.
Web sites for the New York Dolls and Bow Wow Wow.
Vivienne Westwood's 2010 fashion collection.
The Sex Pistols' documentary The Filth and the Fury.
Jessica Grose's take on Tina Fey and her Cathy trope on Slate.
Tina Fey's ooey, gooey brownie husband skit on Saturday Night Live.
Slate's Dana Stevens spoiler special on and review of Date Night.
The "Liz Lemonism" discussion on the blogs Tiger Beatdown and Feministing.com.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: Pierre Fournier plays Bach's cello suites.
Julia's pick: Liz Phair's "Stratford-on-Guy" (referred to erroneously on the podcast as "Chicago at Night").
Jody's pick: The BBC's Robert Elm's podcast.
Steve's pick: Sam Schulman's essay "Good Writers, Bad Men".
You can e-mail us at email@example.com.
Posted by Jesse Baker on April 14, 12:22 p.m.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.