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In this weeks’ Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt, Slate culture critic June Thomas, and Slate TV critic Willa Paskin to discuss how the government shutdown affects women, modern America in fall TV, and what BuzzFeed thinks about women in their 30s.
Other items discussed in the show:
- The website for WIC, the federal program for women and infant children, though it won’t help you very much right now.
- NPR’s report on lobster boy and his appearance on FOX News.
- Willa’s review of Mom in Slate.
- The Daily Beast’s review of Super Fun Night, which is one of many to call it “not so fun.”
- The profile of Rebel Wilson that appeared in New York magazine.
- Willa’s review of Masters of Sex, which she says is the only one worth watching this fall.
- BuzzFeed’s latest insufferable list, “40 Things Under $50 Every Woman in Her 30s Should Own.”
- And its equally inaccurate companion for men.
June wanted to float the idea of a National Health Service by us Americans, but until we get that figured out, she says we should watch Last Tango in Halifax on PBS.
Hanna loves Lorde’s new album, Pure Heroine, particularly the song “White Teeth Teens.”
Allison says you should believe the hype and get in line for the James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus romantic comedy Enough Said.
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