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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins nymag.com staff writer Noreen Malone and Slate editorial assistant Laura Anderson to discuss new research on sibling rivalry, the controversial legacy of the sexual revolution, and a study showing that women can get orgasms from exercise, especially core work.
The DoubleX "coffee talk" endorsements:
Hanna Rosin recommends reconnecting with the past via The Redbook, by Deborah Copaken Kogan, a novel about the 20-year college reunion of a group of once-close friends.
Laura Anderson (who authors Slate’s scrumptious cooking column “You’re Doing it Wrong”) suggests pleasing your palate with Tom Scocca’s macaroni and cheese recipe. And if you’re looking for a musical pairing, check out Kate Bush’s tasty album The Kick Inside.
Here are some links to other things that we discussed on the podcast:
Was the sexual revolution worth it?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.