The Unretouched Edition

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether President Obama is as tired as he sounds in a recent New Yorker interview and what the Netflix documentary Mitt reveals about the Romneys.

On the Culture Gabfest, panelists Stephen Metcalf, David Haglund, and Julia Turner discuss Lena Dunham's Photoshopped Vogue pictures and the $10,000 bounty that Jezebel offered for unretouched versions of the shoot. Next the critics turn to Woody Allen, whose receipt of the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award unearthed allegations of sexual abuse from his past. Do these allegations diminish his cinematic achievements? And finally, inspired by Kathryn Schulz’s New York magazine piece about the "5 best punctuation marks in literature," the critics discuss the subtleties of punctuation.

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