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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss the new GM CEO, violent girls in literature, and more of your questions.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Geoff Colvin at CNN Money interviews Noel Tichy, who says GM may be setting new CEO Mary Barra up to fail.
- Sometimes-Slate-ster Jessica Grose in Elle is heartened by Barra’s appointment because GM is doing pretty well.
- Libby Copeland in Slate thinks the car industry’s history of marketing to women is lame.
- The trailer for the violent Divergent film out next year starring Shailene Woodley as the gun-wielding female heroine.
- Relax like June by making your own artist trading cards.
- Arianna Huffington touts her Third Metric strategy for relaxation and being more efficient.
- Hanna discussed in DoubleX what it felt like to be “off the clock” as a mom on a recent trip to Australia.
June recommends Josh Levin’s recent Slate story about the real life of Linda Taylor, Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen.” When you’re done with that, head to the New Republic for Laura Bennett’s brave investigation of Bloomberg View.
Hanna sends you to the 99% Invisible podcast for their show on Jon Mooallem’s book Wild Ones and musical accompaniment from the band Black Prairie.
Noreen has been watching Trophy Wife on ABC, and she and June both think it’s appropriate for holiday marathoning.
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