Slate's Culture Gabfest on the Joan Rivers documentary Piece of Work, Bravo's reality show Work of Art, and an Atlantic piece on "the end of men."

Slate's Culture Gabfest on the Joan Rivers documentary Piece of Work, Bravo's reality show Work of Art, and an…

Slate's Culture Gabfest on the Joan Rivers documentary Piece of Work, Bravo's reality show Work of Art, and an…

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June 16 2010 10:31 AM

The Culture Gabfest, "Old Ball and Chain" Edition

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Hanna Rosin, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new Joan Rivers documentary A Piece of Work,  the Bravo reality show Work of Art,and Hanna Rosin's Atlanticarticle on "the end of men."

Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

The official site for the new Joan Rivers documentary.
A complete list of cities where you can see A Piece of Work.
Bravo's official site for  Work of Art.
Work of Art  recaps  in New York's Web site by judge (and New York art critic) Jerry Saltz.
The Brooklyn Museum's attendance problem as depicted in The New York Times.
Hanna Rosin's article in The Atlantic  on the end of the male-dominated world.
Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders  by Alice Eagly and Linda Carli.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's pick: Comedian Paul F. Tompkins
Julia's pick:  Jackie DeShannon's song "Splendor in the Grass."
Hana's pick: The memoirs of Diana Athill.
Steve's pick: Rogue Wave's first album Out of the Shadow.
Jesse's pick:  The new Slate V endorsements. This week Dana and June rave about the "Theatricality" episode of  GleeonFox.

Musical Outro: Rogue Wave's "Kicking the Heart Out."

You can e-mail us at  culturefest@slate.com.

Posted by Jesse Baker on June 16 at 10:30 a.m.

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Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia and a founder of DoubleX. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.