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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins Outward editor June Thomas and New York editor Noreen Malone to discuss affairs in happy marriages, Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” from Chris Martin, and the rise of the female chef.
Other items discussed in the show:
- Hanna talks to Esther Perel about why spouses in happy marriages have affairs.
- A profile of Perel from the New York Times.
- Helaine Olen interviews Perel for Salon.
- Gwyneth Paltrow’s announcement of her “conscious uncoupling” from Chris Martin in Goop.
- Graydon Carter’s explanation for why Vanity Fair killed a profile of Paltrow.
- Jessica Grose on how Paltrow does everything—even divorce—better than you.
- Hanna says the Old Testament offers the best advice about getting a divorce. Much smiting!
- In 1996, New York’s Nancy Jo Sales spoke with some of Paltrow’s schoolmates from Spence.
- The New York Times Magazine’s profile of Barbara Lynch and Kristen Kish.
- Ryan Sutton on the lack of female head chefs in America’s best restaurants.
Noreen endorses Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s masterpiece of nonfiction, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.
Hanna recommends “Taken,” Sarah Stillman’s 2013 New Yorker piece about the growth of civil forfeiture.
June says you should check out the YA novel Changers Book One: Drew, by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper.