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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss George Clooney's latest flick The American, income inequality with Slate's own Timothy Noah, and the phone-hacking scandal in the Murdoch media empire.
Here are links to some of the things we discussed this week:
Dana's review and Spoiler Special on The American for Slate.
The Euro-snooze review of Clooney's latest in the New York Post.
Watch the trailer for The American here.
The IMDB page for Once Upon a Time in the West.
Once Upon a Time in the West on DVD.
The New York Times Magazine piece on the British phone scandal.
Slate's Jack Shafer on Murdoch's response to The New York Times.
Michael Wolff for Newser on what Murdoch knew and when he knew it.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: Arcade Fire's latest CD, The Suburbs, and the TV show Louie on FX.
Julia's pick: The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg and Super Sad True Love Storyby Gary Shteyngart.
Steve's pick: Philip Larkin's poem "Church Going."
Outro: Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You"
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Posted on Sept. 8 by Jesse Baker at 10:55 a.m.