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Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 11:15 AM
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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss 88-year-old Betty White's appearance on Saturday Night Live, the 50th anniversary of "the pill," and the release of Iron Man 2.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: The 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone.
Julia's pick: KCRW's weekly radio show and podcast The Business.
Stephen's pick: 13 Bankers,the book by Simon Johnson and James Kwak, who also write the blog Baseline Scenario.
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Posted on May 12 by Matt Lieber at 11:15 a.m.
Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.