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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:
Outro: Billy Holiday's "Strange Fruit."
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Posted on Aug. 18 by Jesse Baker at 10:30 a.m.