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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, June Thomas, and Julia Turner discuss Bravo's The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. with Dahlia Lithwick, chat about literary agent Andrew Wylie's new e-book venture with Amazon, and sing the praises of the new FX comedy Louie with television critic Troy Patterson.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
Dahlia Lithwick's Slate review of The Real Housewives of Washington D.C.
The official Web site ofBravo's The Real Housewives of Washington D.C.
The New York Times'coverage of Andrew Wylie's new e-books enterprise.
Peter Osnos' Atlantic piece on what Wylie is really up to.
The Wikipedia page for the sports agent David Falk.
Slate's Troy Patterson defends his love for Louis C.K.'s new show Louie and for Pootie Tang.
Watch an episode of the new FX comedy Louie.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
June's pick: Provincetown, Mass. Particularly tea dances, Devon's restaurant, and the book Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown.
Julia's pick: The Canon PowerShot S90, a camera that's great for shooting in low light.
Steve's pick: David Stockman's take on the national deficit for the New York Times.
Outro: Joan Jett's cover of "Louis, Louis."
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Posted by Jesse Baker at 11:04 a.m.