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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone and Slate contributor Seth Stevenson to discuss Lena Dunham’s new HBO series Girls, doltish dads in TV commercials and Slate columnist Katie Roiphe’s exploration of the submissive sexual proclivities of working women.
The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin recommends French philosopher Elisabeth Badinter’s sure-to-be-controversial new book-in-translation The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women.
Noreen Malone is your TV guide this week with praise for the new HBO series VEEP, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the NBC show Best Friends Forever.
Seth Stevenson enjoyed the 1996 film Walking and Talking, in which two lady friends struggle to become adults.
Other items discussed in the show:
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.