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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the age when novelists hit their prime, the latest single from Liz Phair (she raps!), and the end of music writer Robert Christgau's "Consumer Guide."
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
Sam Tanenhaus' essay on writers who peaked young in the New York Times.
The New Yorker's Summer Fiction Edition.
The op-ed "10 Under 10" in the New York Times.
Slate's "80 Over 80" list from 2009.
Liz Phair's official Web site, where you can hear her new track "Bollywood."
Music writer Robert Christgau's take on The Boss and an early Prince album for his column Consumer Guide.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: Thomas Jefferson's erasure in the Washington Post and Dana and June's video endorsement.
Julia's pick: Rapper J. Cole's video for "Who Dat."
Steve's pick: Mary Lou Lord's song "His Indie World" and Eliot Coleman's gardening book.
Jody's pick: Cartographies of Time by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton and "The Glory of Love," Peter Cetera's theme for Karate Kid II.
Outro: Peter Cetera's "The Glory of Love"
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Posted on July 7 by Jesse Baker at 11:15 a.m.