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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens, John Swansburg, and Julia Turner discuss Law & Order's final episode, the 50-year-old film Breathless, and the vocal stylings of the pop sensation Janelle Monáe.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
Emily Nussbaum's long goodbye to Law & Order in New York magazine.
The rerun schedule for Law & Order on TNT.
The official page for the theatrical rerelease of the classic film Breathless.
Janelle Monáe's new CD.
Janelle Monáe's performance of "Tightrope" on The Late Show With David Letterman.
The official page for the Wondaland Arts Society Blog.
Janelle Monáe's music for the Outkast movie Idlewild.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: The Book of Right and Wrong written by Matt Debenham.
Julia's pick: Journalists and sisters Lisa and Laura Ling on WHYY's Fresh Air.
Jody's pick: Roman Coppola's film CQ.
Steve's pick: I Lost it at the Movieswritten by Pauline Kael.
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Posted on May 26 by Jesse Baker at 11:41 a.m.