Slate's Culture Gabfest on Eat Pray Love, academic tenure, and the Starbucks bagel standoff.

Slate's Culture Gabfest on Eat Pray Love, academic tenure, and the Starbucks bagel standoff.

Slate's Culture Gabfest on Eat Pray Love, academic tenure, and the Starbucks bagel standoff.

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Aug. 18 2010 10:22 AM

The Culture Gabfest, "Eat Pray Vomit" Edition

Listen to Slate's show about Eat Pray Love and the rest of the week in culture.

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, the sanctity of academic tenure, and the Starbucks multigrain-bagel standoff on the Upper West Side. 
 
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

Read Dana's review of Eat Pray Love and then listen to the Spoiler Special for Slate.
Stephen and Julia discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir for Slate's "Audio Book Club."
Elizabeth Gilbert's official Web site.
Christopher Beam makes the case against tenure for Slate.
The Starbucks bagel dust-up in the New York Post.
Watch Paul Rudd's Starbucks rant from Role Models here.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's pick: Iron Chef Japan now on the Cooking Channel.
Julia's pick: Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies in Red Hook, N.Y.
Steve's pick:  NPR's Radio Diaries piece on Billy Holiday's song "Strange Fruit."

Outro: Billy Holiday's "Strange Fruit."

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

Posted on Aug. 18 by Jesse Baker at 10:30 a.m.

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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.