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You can also download the program here, or you can subscribe to the weekly Culture Gabfest podcast feed via iTunes or directly with our RSS feed. Find the Culturefest Facebook page here. Leave us a note and see what other listeners have to say about the latest podcast. In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong, and the recent kerfuffle over the shifting signs of the zodiac. They're joined by author Lauren Redniss to discuss her new illustrated biography Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. Here are some links to the things we discussed this week: The official Web site for the film Country Strong. Gwyneth Paltrow's episode hosting Saturday Night Live on Hulu. Paltrow's lifestyle blog GOOP. The 2009 country music drama Crazy Heart. Andy Warhol's superstar Edie Sedgwick. The paintings of Piero della Francesca. You can sign up for the GOOP Newsletter here. Reports that the signs of the zodiac have been realigned. The differences between sidereal and tropical astrology. The Myers-Briggs test, the Enneagram of Personality, and other personality typologies. Skin tone color matching and color analysis. The official Web site for Lauren Redniss' nonfiction art book Radioactive. You can order the book on its Amazon page. Redniss' video demonstration of cyanotype printing. Pierre Curie's 1905 Nobel lecture. The New York Public Library's Radioactive exhibition. The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements: Dana's pick: PBS's new American Experience documentary "Dinosaur Wars," which you can stream for free on PBS's "Dinosaur Wars" Web site. Julia's pick: Daisy Haggard's performance on the new Showtime comedy Episodes. (Stills of her great faces are here.) Lauren's pick: The print-on-demand Espresso Book Machine at Manhattan's McNally Jackson bookstore. Steve's picks: New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's defensive scheme in the team's victory over the New England Patriots, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams of Columbus, Ohio (available to order from the company's Web site), and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Greek myth retellings in his Tanglewood Tales. Outro: "What's Your Sign Girl" as performed by Alex Chilton. You can e-mail us at email@example.com. This podcast was produced by Jesse Baker. Our intern is Forrest Wickman.