The Culture Gabfest, "Kablammo! Snappy Rejoinder" Edition
The Avengers, the future of e-book pricing, and rating your online clout.
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 11:35 AM
Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 189 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:
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In this week's Gabfest, our critics discuss Joss Whedon’s summer blockbuster, The Avengers. Also, they chat with Slate’s Matthew Yglesias about the future of e-books and the publishing industry. Plus, Slate’s Seth Stevenson discusses how the company Klout is now tracking our online clout.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Julia’s Pick: The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman.
Outro: “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” by Solomon Burke.
Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.