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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Occupy Wall Street protests in downtown Manhattan, and recent accusations that Beyoncé keeps stealing other people’s choreography. For their final segment, they’re joined by June Thomas to survey the films of The Skin I Live In director Pedro Almodóvar.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
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Everything you need to know about Occupy Wall Street, at Slate.
Slate’s Forrest Wickman on where to protest when your city doesn’t have a Wall Street.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Occupy Wall Street, in Slate.
Keith Olbermann reads the official Occupy Wall Street statement of grievances.
Philosopher and leftist cultural critic Slavoj Zizek speaks at Zuccotti Park.
NPR’s Planet Money asks the question: What is Occupy Wall Street?
Television commentator Dylan Ratigan doesn’t mince words.
Slate’s “Explainer” column asks whether Beyoncé can get in trouble for stealing dance moves.
Slate’s BrowBeat Blog with a side-by-side slide show of Beyoncé and her “inspirations.”
The New York Times’ Arts Beat Blog on the Beyoncé plagiarism controversy.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Beyoncé has cribbed her dance moves.
Dana’s review of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film The Skin I Live In, in Slate.
Slate’s June Thomas watched every Almodóvar film; here’s what she learned.
Manohla Dargis’ review of The Skin I Live In, in the New York Times.
Harper’s Bazaar recreates some of Almodóvar’s legendary scenes with fashion’s most famous faces.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana’s pick: The Bad Lip Reading YouTube Channel.
Julia’s pick: “Rewrite” on Paul Simon’s new album So Beautiful or So What.
June’s pick: Homeland on Showtime.
Steve’s pick: The jazz classic Clifford Brown With Strings.
Outro: “Countdown,” Beyoncé
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