The Botched Gabfest Edition

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The Gabfest panelists have much to discuss this week: legal action against Obama, a new film getting rave reviews, and the pros and cons of Tinder.

On the political spectrum, the panelists discuss John Boehner’s threatened lawsuit against President Obama, and the role of police in our communities.

On the cultural side, the panelists discuss Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s film about the development of a young boy, which was shot over a 12-year period in Texas. Has the film’s groundbreaking technique made it impervious to criticism -- or is it really Linklater’s masterpiece? Next, the gabbers turn to Botched, a reality show on E!, starring plastic surgeons who specialize in correcting failed cosmetic procedures. It panders to our worst rubbernecking impulses, but it may also perform a public service. And finally, the critics welcome Anna Shechtman, outgoing Culture Gabfest intern, to discuss the dating app Tinder. Despite its shallow “Hot or Not” format and its founders’ purported misogyny, is the app “good for women”?

You'll find links to some of the items mentioned in this episode on the Political Gabfest and Culture Gabfest show pages. You can also join the Gabfest discussion all week long at the Political Gabfest Facebook page and the Culture Gabfest Facebook page