The Culture Gabfest, "Summer Strut" Edition
Listen to Slate's show about the new New York Times documentary Page One, Robert Nozick, and great summer jams to kick-start your day.
Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 10:49 AM
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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).
Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.