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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Andrew Rossi's new newsroom documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times, libertarian philosopher Robert Nozick—and why even he abandoned his movement—and listeners' suggestions for the summer jams that will get you fired up to start your day.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
The official site of the new documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.
Dana's review of Page One for Slate.
Michael Kinsley's pan of Page Onefor the New York Times.
Behind-the-scenes journalism docs The September Issue and Bill Cunningham New York.
David Carr's drug addiction memoir The Night of the Gun.
Stephen's Slate critique of libertarianism and its philosophical father, Robert Nozick.
Robert Nozick's landmark work of philosophy Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
Robert Nozick's 1989 book The Examined Life: Philosophical Meditations.
Canadian socialist philosopher G.A. Cohen.
Friedrich Hayek's influential book The Road to Serfdom.
Some "summer strut" tracks on YouTube:
Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness," Groove Armada's "I See You Baby," Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros' "Get Down Moses," Steely Dan's "Peg," R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)," Wiz Khalifa's "No Sleep," Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks," The Dollyrots' cover version of "Brand New Key," The Sundays' "Summertime," Broken Social Scene's "7/4 (Shoreline)," and Cut Copy's "Take Me Over" (on SoundCloud).
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: Prince's song "Cream" from the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls.
Julia's pick: Tony Scott's 2011 runaway train thriller Unstoppable.
Steve's picks: Christopher Hitchens' takedown of David Mamet's newfound conservative beliefs in the New York Times Book Review, * and the music of Sufjan Stevens (you can listen to "Chicago" and "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." on YouTube).
Outro: "Summertime" by the Sundays.
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Correction, June 23, 2011: This article originally misidentified the New York Times Book Review. (Return to the corrected sentence.)