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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his 2012 documentary, The Act of Killing. How does this approach to Indonesia’s 1965 genocide and its legacy compare? Next, Will Saletan spent the last year digging into the facts about genetically modified organisms. Is the debate about genetically engineered food as full of misinformation and hyperbole as he claims? Finally, What Pet Should I Get?, a new book by Dr. Seuss, was posthumously published this week. Is it an instant classic or an anticlimax?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- The Look of Silence
- The Act of Killing
- Dana’s review of The Look of Silence in Slate
- Dana’s interview with Joshua Oppenheimer in Slate
- “Unhealthy Fixation,” Will Saletan’s piece about GMOs in Slate
- Horton Hears a Who
- Green Eggs and Ham
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- What Pet Should I Get?
- Go Set a Watchman
- The Original of Laura
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
- Maria Russo’s review of What Pet Should I Get? in the New York Times
- Hunches and Bunches
- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
- Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book
- Oh the Thinks You Can Think!
- The Sneetches and Other Stories
- Hop on Pop
- Fox in Socks
- The Cat in the Hat
- Pat the Bunny
- There’s a Wocket in My Pocket
- About Race: Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race, a show on the Panoply network
Julia: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Steve: Grilling pizza
Outro: “Yertle the Turtle” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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