Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Wesley Yang's New York cover story "Paper Tigers," and the Beastie Boys' new…

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May 11 2011 2:27 PM

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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the latest documentary from Werner Herzog, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, about the earliest cave paintings ever discovered. For their second segment, they're joined by Slate's culture bloggerNina Shen Rastogi to discuss Wesley Yang's New Yorkarticle on Asian-Americans, "Paper Tigers." For their final segment, they're joined by Slate's music critic Jody Rosen to discuss the Beastie Boys and their new album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.

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

The official website of Werner Herzog's new documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Dana's review and spoiler special for Cave of Forgotten Dreams in Slate.
Dan Engber's review of Cave of Forgotten Dreamsand its use of 3-D for Slate.
Brow Beat's tribute to "Great Moments in Werner Herzog Voiceovers."
The Judith Thurman New Yorker article that inspired Herzog to film Chauvet Cave.
Wesley Yang's New York cover story on Asian-Americans, "Paper Tigers."
Nina's response to Yang's article on Brow Beat.
The Wiki for Stuyvesant High School in New York City.
Slate's Audio Book Club discussion of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, with Nina Shen Rastogi, Ann Hulbert, and Hanna Rosin.
The official website of the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, where you can stream the new album in full.
The Beasties' star-studded "Fight For Your Right (Revisited)" music video.
Amos Barshad's "oral history of the Beastie Boys" for New York.
Beastie Boys albums Licensed To Ill, Paul's Boutique and Check Your Head.
The video for the Beastie Boys' 1994 single "Sabotage."
A fan history of the Beastie Boys' 1990s magazine Grand Royal.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana's picks: Three books on cave paintings: Georges Bataille's Lascaux, or the Birth of Art, Gregory Curtis' The Cave Painters, and Jean Clottes' Cave Art.
Julia's pick: Jay-Z's cover of Beastie Boys hit "No Sleep till Brooklyn" at the All Points West music festival (which you can watch on YouTube).
Jody's pick: The Civil War song "Somebody's Darling" by John Hill Hewitt—Jody recommends the version performed by Tom Glazer.
Steve's pick: Vegan sneakers from Saucony, the Puffin Classics series of children's books, and Philip Larkin's poem "The Trees."

Outro: "Somebody's Darling" by John Hill Hewitt as performed by Tom Glazer.

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

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

Jody Rosen is a Slate contributor.

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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