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June Thomas

Slate

June Thomas appears in the following:

HBO's Looking: A Show About Boring Ole Gay Life

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The new HBO show Looking is earning praise for its realistic look at the lives of four gay men in San Francisco. But for others, realistic is just another word for boring. After years of groundbreaking programming like Queer as Folk, The L Word and Will and Grace, and a whole channel dedicated to gay programming, Logo, can a gay TV show even be newsworthy?

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Context and a T.V. Show: Unsafe Sex on "Girls"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The depiction of unprotected sex on HBO's "Girls" has been criticized for sending the wrong message about how twenty-somethings should think about sex and risk. June Thomas, culture critic for Slate, and a sexual health expert talk about that message and how it compares to real life concerns about sexually transmitted disease and public health.

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Context and a TV Show: Homeland

Friday, November 23, 2012

Every so often, we pick a popular movie, play, or TV show and talk about the real-life context. Today: Showtime's "Homeland."

Bob Baer, the Intelligence Columnist for TIME Magazine and 21-year veteran of the CIA, talks about what "Homeland" gets right and what it says about counter-terrorism. Then, June Thomas, a culture critic for Slate and host of the new Slate podcast The Afterword, discusses what the show says about the evolution of spy thrillers after 9/11.

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Context and a TV Show: Homeland

Monday, October 01, 2012

Every so often, we pick a popular movie, play, or TV show and talk about the real-life context. Today: Showtime's "Homeland."

Bob Baer, the Intelligence Columnist for TIME Magazine and 21-year veteran of the CIA, talks about what "Homeland" gets right and what it says about counter-terrorism. Then, June Thomas, a culture critic for Slate and host of the new Slate podcast The Afterword, discusses what the show says about the evolution of spy thrillers after 9/11.

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Why is Downton Abbey So Popular?

Friday, January 20, 2012

June Thomas, culture critic for Slate and host of the new Slate podcast The Afterword, discusses why "Downton Abbey" is a runaway hit for U.S. audiences.

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Backstory: The Gay Bar

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The gay bar has long been at the center of the social, and even political, lives of gays and lesbians. June Thomas, Slate’s foreign editor, talks about the gay bar’s history; its many incarnations and whether it remains relevant in today’s society. Her six part series for Slate is called The Gay Bar: Its Riotous Past and Uncertain Future.

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