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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the box office record set by Jackass 3-D, the dueling magazine profiles of Gawker's Nick Denton, and the best way to deal with a celebrity sighting.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
Dana's review of Jackass 3-D for Slate.
New York'sDavid Edelstein takes on Dana and Jackass 3-D in his review.
Director Jeff Tremaine on the three rules of creating a good stunt in New York.
The New Yorker's profile of Gawker's Nick Denton and its follow-up piece.
More on Nick Denton in New York.
Dana's celebrity sighting: Mackenzie Crook.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Julia's pick: My Life in France by Julia Child.
Dana's pick: the Creative Screenwriting and Filmspotting podcasts.
Steve's pick: the podcast Coffee Break French.
Outro: Weezer's "Memories"
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Podcast production by Jesse Baker.