Good Night Gabfest Edition

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The Gabfest crew has much to talk about this week: another stalled Congress, Dumb Starbucks and celebrity lifestyle enterprises.

On the political spectrum, the panelists discuss the war in Gaza, impeachment mania and the depths of congressional dysfunction.

On the cultural side, the panelists discuss Comedy Central’s Nathan for You, a faux-reality show which sees Nathan Fielder dispense absurd advice to struggling business people. Is it a knowingly funny satire of capitalism or just an exercise in cruelty? Next, Blake Lively has followed in Gwyneth Paltrow’s footsteps and started up her own internet enterprise: the oddly-named lifestyle site Preserve. The gabbers talk about the products Lively sells and the stylistic merits of her “Letter from the Editor.” Finally, inspired by Aimee Bender’s recent piece on Goodnight Moon, the panelists talk us through their relationship to children’s books, describe their surprising literary qualities, and read from the best in their own collections.

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