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On this week’s Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime film Liz & Dick, Slate’s Seth Stevenson drops by to discuss his piece on the Web-video montages known as supercuts, and the hosts debate whether the photo sharing app Snapchat is a tool for teenage vice or a harmless waste of time.
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
- Reviews and commentary on Liz & Dick from the New York Times, Slate, and Buzzfeed.
- The forthcoming Scorcese film on Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
- Furious Love, the book on which Liz & Dick was based.
- Seth Stevenson’s piece on supercuts.
- The Video Remix ”Supercut” Comes of Age by Andy Baio (Wired, 11/1/11).
- “Telephones” by Christian Marclay (1995).
- Five of the best supercuts on YouTube by David Holmes (Daily Dot, 7/3/12).
- Supercut.org: Home of the Obsessive Video Montage.
- The Real Problem With the iPhone Sexting App by Katie Heaney.
- Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security? by Graham Cluley.
Dana’s pick: The new Slate blog of historical treasures and oddities, The Vault.
Julia’s pick: An iPhone game called Flow.
Stephen’s pick: The poem “First Sight” by Philip Larkin.
Outro: “Roly Poly” by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
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