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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers chat about the new CW musical comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Is it crazy good or just good by comparison to the other shows in the bleak fall TV lineup? Next up, did citizen scientists really just discover aliens? Guest Phil Plait joins to separate science fact from science fiction. Finally, guest Andrew Kahn joins to discuss the interactive, annotated version of “Bartleby, the Scrivener” that he recently built for Slate. What does interactivity bring to the interpretation of a classic story?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- Tickets to the Slate Culture Gabfest live show in San Francisco and the Slate Superfest on Broadway
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- “West Covina” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Jane the Virgin
- “Good at Yoga” from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- “Did Astronomers Find Evidence of an Alien Civilization? (Probably Not. But Still Cool.)” by Phil Plait
- Star Trek: The Complete Original Series
- The “Bartleby, the Scrivener” interactive piece by Andrew Kahn on Slate
- Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
- Pierre: or, the Ambiguities by Herman Melville
- Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land
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