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In this week’s Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, Lisa Tharpe, and Julia Turner discuss MOMA’s retrospective of performance artist Marina Abramović, the censored 201st episode of South Park, and Al Pacino’s turn as Jack Kevorkian in HBO’s new biopic You Don’t Know Jack.


Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

Lisa Tharpe’s children book P Is for Please.
Troy Patterson’s Brow Beat post on Abramović’s MOMA retrospective.
Judith Thurman’s profile of Marina Abramović in The New Yorker.
Judith Thurman’s audio slide show about Abramović.
Rest Energy,” the Abramović/Ulay bow and arrow performance.
Watch the exhibit in real time, during MOMA’s regular hours.
The New York Timestake on the South Park controversy.
A former Comedy Central worker’s opinion of Parker and Stone.
The official apology from Comedy Central and the censored version of the episode.
The Daily Show’s monologue about the censorship.
HBO’s official site for the new biopic You Don’t Know Jack.

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Dana’s pick: Facing FuturebyDan Kois and the CD of the same name by Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
Julia’s pick: the Aaron Sorkin TV series Sports Night.
Stephen’s pick: Howard Hawks’ classic film His Girl Friday.

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Posted by Jesse Baker on April 28 at 2:50 p.m.