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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
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.