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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America. Edelman’s seven-hour documentary has been heralded as a commentary about race in America as much as it is about sport and O.J. Simpson himself. Simon Doonan discusses his hilarious “Getting It Right” series on the five tribes of modern men’s fashion. Lastly, Dana’s l’esprit d’escalier, in which she discusses the notes she took on the episodes she missed while on book leave.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- O.J.: Made In America on ESPN
- The Hertz Commercial with O.J.
- FX’s The People v O.J.
- Simon’s “Getting it Right” series in Slate: The styles “the Perverse Prepster,” “the Arty Ninja,” “the Dedicated Follower of Satan,” “the Statham,” and “the Schlub”
- Liberty of London print shirts
- Naked and Famous denim jeans
- Fashion Dad’s Instagram page
- Simon’s book, Eccentric Glamour
- Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade
- Christian Lorentzen’s piece in Vulture on ridding writing of the adverb
- What live sports on cable is for other people, Turner Classic Movies is for Dana
- Job description for executive assistant role at Slate
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Julia: This Zojirushi thermos.
Dana: Frank O’Hara’s poem “At the Old Place” on New York School Poets blog.
Stephen: The works of Albert O. Hirschman, in particular The Passions and the Interests.
Outro: “Fancy” by Drake
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