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17 May 2016updated 03 Aug 2021 10:44am

SRSLY #44: The Argonauts, Jane the Virgin, 20 Feet From Stardom

This week on the pop culture podcast, we chat Maggie Nelson’s genre-defying memoir The Argonauts, TV series Jane the Virgin and the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.

By Caroline Crampton

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(7:10) The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

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Olivia Laing’s review of The Argonauts for the NS.

Annalisa Quinn’s essay on the book’s efforts to reconcile feminism and domesticity.

(17:06) Jane the Virgin

The trailer for the first episode.

A piece on how scandal is more important than feasibility in enjoying the show.

(25:44) Twenty Feet from Stardom

The trailer for the film.

Lisa Fischer’s appearance on the Death, Sex and Money podcast.

For next week:

Caroline is watching El secreto de sus ojos, aka The Secret in Their Eyes.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #43, check it out here.

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