The Culture Gabfest, "Beauty in the Sky" Edition
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Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at 11:38 AM
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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics invite cartoonist James Sturm on to discuss his four months without the Internet, ask June Thomas why summer TV is better than ever, and host a fight between Troy Patterson and Daniel Engber about whether fireworks are worthwhile.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
James Sturm's series on quitting the Internet on Slate.
The list of summer TV shows June Thomas is watching: The Good Guys, Drop Dead Diva, Burn Notice, Rizzoli and Isles, White Collar, and Pretty Little Liars.
And Julia Turner's must-see summer show Make It or Break It.
Troy Patterson's take on why fireworks are lame in Slate.
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Musical Outro: Taio Cruz "Dynamite."
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Posted by Jesse Baker on June 30 at 11:39 a.m.
June Thomas is a Slate culture critic. Follow her on Twitter.
Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.
Troy Patterson is Slate's television critic.
James Sturm is the co-founder and director of the Center for Cartoon Studies and a cartoonist whose most recent book, with Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost, is Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special!
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.