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On this week’s special edition of the Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics are joined by Mallory Ortberg of Dear Prudence to give listeners advice on topics cultural and otherwise. Among the subjects discussed: how to expose your children to literature, handling the guilt of free time, and choosing a good song for a father-daughter wedding dance. Plus, Andrea Silenzi from the podcast Why Oh Why joins the gabbers to decide whether you should use poetry and song lyrics while courting someone.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Mallory Ortberg’s podcast Dear Prudence
- The books of Richard Scarry
- “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
- Andrea Silenzi’s podcast Why Oh Why
- “The Alarming Spread of Poetry” by P.G. Wodehouse
- “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
- “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
- Mathilda by Mary Shelley
- The American Civil Liberties Union
- The Southern Poverty Law Center
- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
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