Slate's Culture Gabfest on the Emmys, True Prep, and the songs of summer 2010.

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Sept. 1 2010 11:16 AM

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discuss this years Emmys ceremony; the new how-to-be-a-prep handbook True Prep,with guest John Swansburg; and the songs of the summer of 2010.

Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

"10 Emmy Nominees That Deserve To EGOT Soon," in Cinema Blend.
A complete list of EGOT winners.
Watch Jimmy Fallon's Glee-fabulous opener for the 2010 Emmys.
New York magazine's must-see Emmy moments of 2010 from the Vulture blog.
The complete list of Emmy winners and nominees.
Jane Lynch's official Web site.
The how-to book to top all how-to books, The Official Preppy Handbook.
Dress like a prep (or like John and June) with a little help from LL Bean.
The New York Times' review of  True Prep, by Janet Maslin.
Mark Oppenheimer takes True Prep for a test drive in Slate.
Watch Katy Perry's "California Gurls" video here.
Jody Rosen's Slate piece on why artists love to cover Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy."
Joseph Plambeck makes the case for summer singles, and Kelefa Sanneh defines a song of the summer for the New York Times.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

June's pick: Michael Sledge's novel The More I Owe You
Jody's pick: Robert Hamer's 1950 film Kind Hearts and Coronets
Dana's pick: The blog When the Flames Go Up

Outro: Justin Bieber's "Baby"

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June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

Jody Rosen is a Slate contributor.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.



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