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On this call-in edition of the Culture Gabfest, the critics answer listeners’ questions spanning a wide range of topics, including their preferred means of media consumption, the book that best encapsulates New York City, and the effects of globalization on cultural diversity. The gabbers also discuss their favorite paintings, the Canadians with the most influence on American culture, literary milestones from their childhoods, and, of course, chicken husbandry.
Links to some of the things discussed this week follow:
- WTF with Marc Maron
- Start the Week
- 99% Invisible
- Robert Elms’ podcast for Anglophiles
- The finance blog Calculated Risk
- Lush Life by Richard Price
- Here is New York by E.B. White
- A Walker in the City by Alfred Kazin
- Just Kids by Patti Smith
- “Goodbye to All That” by Joan Didion
- Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
- John Updike’s February 1956 Talk of the Town
- Manhattan directed by Woody Allen
- The Naked City directed by Jules Dassin
- Working Girl directed by Mike Nichols
- Moonstruck directed by Norman Jewison
- The French Connection directed by William Friedkin
- Six Degrees of Separation directed by Fred Schepisi
- The Philo System of Progressive Poultry Keeping by Edgar Woodruffe Philo
- Anne of Green Gables
- West Side Story
- Need A House? Call Ms. Mouse
Outro: “Royals” by Lorde
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