Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Summer Strut Edition

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the new Charlie Sheen sitcom "Anger Management," Tim Kreider's New York Times op-ed on "The Busy Trap," and the listener-selected summer strut music playlist.


The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of Anger?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Longtime Newsweek columnist and  The Rage of a Privileged Class author Ellis Cose talks about the optimism of young African Americans, which he discusses in his new book, The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage.

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It's A Free Blog

Angry Barack Man

Friday, November 05, 2010

People accusing Barack Obama of being insufficiently “angry” need a Shaft fix. After that, they should get back to evaluating our President as a human being rather than as a stereotype.

Yes, stereotype. How “angry” are people waiting for a United States president to look, and why so much concern about it with this president?

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The Takeaway

'Off-Years' for Presidents

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

In my lifetime it has seemed to me that American political anger is pretty much a constant. From time to time that anger finds a candidate. From time to time that anger also finds and takes down an incumbent or two—or fifty. In fact political incumbency seems threatened right now in 2010. Certainly unease from the persistent economic downturn would bedevil any sitting president. But looking down through history it seems there’s a kind of buyer’s remorse at work in American politics. A landslide for a president can become a slide in the polls and even the loss of control of congress in just 2 years. The landslide mandate for change becomes a cloud of anti-government anger in the short time it takes to get to the so-called “off-year elections.”

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