Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the Fall TV Lineup, Hollywood’s Liberal Bias, and the Norton Anthology of English Literature

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Sept. 5 2012 11:52 AM

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On this week’s Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss early previews of the fall TV lineup, including The New Normal, The Mindy Project, and Animal Practice, plus Jonathan Chait's piece on Hollywood liberalism and the 50th anniversary of the Norton Anthology of English Literature.

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

Endorsements:

Julia endorses corn pudding, and Dana adds a recommendation for Ina Garten’s recipe.

Dana endorses the language podcast “A History of English,” hosted by Kevin Stroud.

Stephen endorses the 1980 Paul Schrader film American Gigolo, which launched Richard Gere’s career and which Stephen says is vastly underrated.

Outro: “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” by David Lee Roth

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

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section. 

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate's Culture Gabfest podcast