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In this week’s first-ever live Gabfest, DoubleX editors Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin along with nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone discuss the portrayal of Sarah Palin in the movie Game Change; Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, and her appearance on the Forbes billionaire’s list; and the war on women, with very special guest star, The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee.
The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin recommends “Great American Losers” a brilliant blog post from the New York Review of Books’ website, which discusses the current spate of male antiheroes in literature.
Jessica Grose is loving the New York Times’ Lively Morgue tumblr, which digs up old photos from the Times archives. This photo of two kids and a cop on a roller coaster at Coney Island in the ‘70s particularly delighted her.
Noreen Malone is listening to the new Sleigh Bells album, Reign of Terror, while she blogs.
Samantha Bee was moved (and terrified) by Mac McClelland’s Mother Jones cover story about working in an Amazon shipping factory, “I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave.”
Here are some links to other things that we discussed on the podcast:
Jason Jones (Samantha Bee’s husband) talking to the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, on The Daily Show:
“How Sara Blakely of Spanx Turned $5,000 Into $1 billion,” by Clare O’Connor in Forbes
“Smooth Moves: How Sara Blakely rehabilitated the girdle,” by Alexandra Jacobs in The New Yorker
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