Rape jokes, the Rehabilitation of Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford, and a New Article on the Biology of Loneliness

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May 16 2013 11:08 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Healed by Love Edition

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Slate senior editor Dan Kois and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss rape jokes, the rehabilitation of cad politicians Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford, and a new article on the biology of loneliness.

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Hanna Rosin recommends that you check out The Reductress, and the episode of Veep called “Helsinki.”

Noreen Malone says you should read “Lip Shtick,” by Texas Monthly’s Pamela Colloff.

Dan Kois recommends you read Mur Lafferty’s new novel, The Shambling Guide to New York City.

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Dan Kois is a senior editor at Slate and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

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.