Slate's Culture Gabfest on the documentary Inside Job, the FX show Terriers, and the reported demise of the hipster.

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Oct. 27 2010 11:55 AM

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Inside Job, the new documentary about the financial crisis, the FX show Terriers, and Mark Greif's exploration of the demise of the hipster.

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

Watch the trailer for Inside Job here.
Slate's Stephen Metcalf's takedown of Matt Damon's HBO endeavor Project Greenlight.
Subscribe to NPR's Planet Money podcast here.
Watch entire episodes of the new FX show Terriers.
The Rockford Files IMDB page.
Mark Greif's essay on the demise of hipsters.
The N+1 book What Was the Hipster?
The Dwell magazine- and hipster-mocking Web site unhappyhipsters.com.

Jesse Sheidlower's Slate piece on the origin of the word hip.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's pick: D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths and the Culture Gabfest Twitter feed @SlateCultFest.
Julia's pick: The song "Vehicle" by the Ides of March.
Steve's pick: The songs "Your Fairground" by JP Chrissie & the Fairground Boys, "Soul Meets Body" by Death Cab for Cutie, and "Animal" by Neon Trees.

Outro: JP Chrissie & the Fairground Boys "Your Fairground"

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate's Culture Gabfest podcast.

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