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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss The Social Network,David Fincher's new film about Facebook, and Oliver Stone's latest, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The gabbers are also joined by Slatecontributor Nina Shen Rastogi to assess the new NBC sitcom Outsourced.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
The official Web site for the new film The Social Network.
A much younger Jesse Eisenberg in the Noah Baumbach film The Squid and the Whale.
Mark Harris compares The Social Network to Citizen Kane in New York.
A few of Aaron Sorkin's other TV endeavors.
Watch the trailer for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps here.
Slate's Nina Shen Rastogi asks why there seem to be so many South Asians on TV.
Watch the complete pilot episode of NBC's new comedy Outsourced on Hulu.
New York's Vulture blog ponders whether Outsourced is racist.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Julia's pick: Philip Glass' piano etudes.
Dana's pick: The cover story "Kafka's Last Trial" in the New York Times Magazine.
Nina's pick: Peter Sellers in the 1968 Blake Edwards film The Party.
Steve's pick: The Red Dot Bar and Restaurant and Tortillaville in Steve's new hometown of Hudson, N.Y.
Outro: Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl"
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Posted by Jesse Baker on Sept. 29 at 12:10 p.m.