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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What Classics Will Emerge From Today?

The Black Eyed Peas. (Flickr/Walmart Stores)

We remember the Beatles, I Love Lucy and The Catcher in the Rye from decades past. What, if anything from our era, will go down in history as classic? Tell us what you think in the comments section. Meanwhile, Slate made some predictions and here are some of their choices:

Not on the list was Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” which we discuss in the interview and you can listen to here.

Guest:

  • John Swansburg, culture editor at Slate

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