Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Ape Not Kill Ape Edition

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the dark and violent sequel Dawn of the Apes, whether potato salad caused Kickstarter to jump the shark, and the timelessness of Weird Al Yankovic.


The Takeaway

'Life Itself,' 'Boyhood,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rafer and Kristen grapple with serious questions about life and death as they review "Life Itself," "Boyhood," and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Deal; Freakonomics Names; Apes and Humanism; Jay-Z Goes to Cuba

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Deals on guns and the budget are being worked out in Washington. We get the latest. Then  Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics explains how the name you're given at birth can influence your life path and determine factors such as success in school and career opportunities. Plus: Primatologist Frans de Waal talks about what apes teach us about humanism; Julia Sweig of the Council on Foreign Relations puts the Jay-Z/Beyoncé Cuba trip in context; and an update on the city's bike share program.


Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Hail Caesar Edition

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring motion-capture master Andy Serkis. Next, they discuss the current state of the book review, especial


The Leonard Lopate Show

Bonobo Handshake

Friday, June 04, 2010

In 2005 Vanessa Woods and her fiance settled at a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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