Sorry these are dreadfully late!

Every week I listen to Slate Magazine’s Political Gabfest. I always look forward to what the three hosts, David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon, include at the end of the podcast for their topics of conversation at their weekly cocktail parties. Being a fan of both cocktail chatter and cocktail parties, I decided to riff on that theme and add my weekly top three stories that I think would be great conversation pieces at weekly cocktail parties.

  1. Heather Horn of The Atlantic on Rick Santorum’s weird fetishism.
  2. Alyssa Rosenberg on gender roles in Sons of Anarchy.
  3. The New Statesman reports on the coming of the Greek Bailout.