Gabfest Radio

The Pedaling Revolution Edition

Friday, November 15, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss what happens if doesn't work by Nov. 30, and whether bikes should be treated like cars.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Ambivalent Elegy Edition

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the hit TV show Scandal, the new book Provence 1970 with author Luke Barr, and the closing of Blockbuster Video’s last stores.


On The Media

Goodbye, Blockbuster

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

You know you’re old, or at least a little old, when you start to love obsolete things for their uselessness.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Summer Movie Flops

Thursday, August 01, 2013

2013 may be remembered as the year of the flop. Six major movies have fallen far short of expectations already: After Earth, White House Down, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, R.I.P.D, and Turbo. A. A. Dowd, film editor for The A.V. Club, discusses the box office disasters of the summer, and explains how the industry might try to avoid a similar string of flops in the future.

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The Takeaway

Blockbuster Files for Bankruptcy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It could be the end of the brick-and-mortar video store era. Blockbuster, the world's largest movie rental company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York this morning, after a tough decade during which it failed to adapt its strategy against rivals like Netflix and Redbox. Jeanine Poggi tells us how this once revolutionary company fell so far behind.

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