DoubleX Gabfest: Michelle Obama’s Evolution and Style, New Research on How We Never Outgrow High School, and Porn for…

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Jan. 24 2013 11:12 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Michelle’s Bangs Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone and DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt to discuss Michelle Obama’s evolution and style, how high school impacts our adult selves, and porn for women.

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To see the facial pores of your favorite celebrities, Noreen Malone says to check out the Celebrity Close-Up and listen to Kacey Musgraves’ debut single “Merry Go ‘Round” while doing so.

Speaking of never leaving high school, Hanna Rosin recommends that all moms visit the anonymous blog Bad Playdate for chronicles of, well, you know, bad playdates.

Allison Benedikt recommends young and old check out Rookie’s 2011 series, “Higher Learning,” in which celebrities and writers reflect on their first year of high school. Oh, and just generally Allison recommends that, in this freezing cold weather, you eat pho.

DoubleX plugs:

Washington, D.C., Gabfest listeners: Come to our live Gabfest, with special guest Emily Yoffe (aka “Dear Prudence”), and preshow cocktail hour on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Sixth & I.

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Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.