Slate's Culture Gabfest on the new film Burlesque, MFAs and today's writer, and Microsoft's latest gizmo Kinect.

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Dec. 1 2010 3:44 PM

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Cher and Christina Aguilera's new film Burlesque, Slate's "MFA vs. NYC" piece,and Microsoft's latest gizmo, Kinect.

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

Watch the official trailer for Burlesque here.
Sasha Watson on "real" burlesque in Slate.

Vanity Fair's latest profile of Cher.
Read Chad Harbach on "MFA vs. NYC" in Slate.
Kinect's official wiki page.
The New York Times' review of Microsoft's Kinect.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's pick: Mates of State's CD My Solo Project.
Julia's pick: Marcella Hazan's cookbook Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.
Steve's picks: Elliott Smith's song "Let's Get Lost" and Ian Frazier's essay "Dearly Disconnected."

Outro: Elliott Smith's "Let's Get Lost."

Video: Watch the Culturefest Hosts Try the Microsoft Kinect


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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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