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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: GGMFTW Edition

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Scarlett Johansson as a man-eating femme fatale in the arthouse horror flick "Under the Skin," the legacy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez with journalist and critic Paul Berman, and why...

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Studio 360

Spoiler Alert: How Our Favorite Sites Are Ruining Our Favorite Shows

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dear Internet, I know your job is hard. But when I miss my favorite show, I need you to not give all the major plot points away within 12 hours.

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Gabfest Radio

The “Why Don’t the Homeless Use Uber?” Edition

Friday, December 13, 2013

On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, recorded live in San Francisco, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Roman Mars discuss whether President Obama can salvage an effective second term, and whether the ultra-rich will drive everyone else out of cities like San Francisco and New York.

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On The Media

Another Thought On Viral Hoaxes

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Over at his tumblr Just North Of Something Important, writer Michael Barthel has a smart response to my post from yesterday where I said I don't feel very outraged about living in a world of peak hoax. 

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On The Media

The Internet Is Monetizing Lies and I Am Mostly Out of Outrage

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

So that Diane story, about a guy proudly live tweeting his bullying of an upset airline passenger, has turned out to be a fraud. 

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On The Media

Murdoch's Media Empire, NFL Bullying and More

Friday, November 08, 2013

A peek inside Rupert Murdoch's media empire, the evolving NFL bullying story, and reporting on rape in India.

On The Media

Where There’s Smoke There’s Ceasefire

Friday, November 08, 2013

After months of denying it, Toronto mayor Rob Ford finally admitted this week that, yes, he has smoked crack. His confession came after the police got hold of a video that Gawker and The Toronto Star had seen back in May, showing Ford doing the deed. The old media newspaper and the new media website exchanged harsh words this week about the way the story was handled. Brooke speaks with Gawker's Tom Scocca and The Toronto Star's John Cruickshank about their difference of opinion.

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On The Media

TLDR #5 - Goodbye, Secret, Invisible Internet

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Up until this fall, there was a secret internet. You probably heard about one part of it, the Silk Road, but that was just one secret website among many. This week, we talk to Gawker's Adrian Chen about the rest of the dark part of the internet, and how it's been damaged by the Silk Road arrests.

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On The Media

How Will Journalism Keep The Lights On?

Friday, August 30, 2013

As audiences for media splinter and advertising with it, how will the journalism concerns that we've grown to know and love keep the lights on? Bob talks to Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian, Mike Perlis of Forbes, M. Scott Havens of The Atlantic, Erin Pettigrew of Gawker, Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune, Richard Toffel of ProPublica and Pam Horan of the Online Publishers Association about all the ways they're striving mightily to keep journalism financially viable.  

 

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On The Media

The Fox News Mole

Friday, June 14, 2013

Last year, an anonymous Fox News employee started writing for the news and gossip website, Gawker. The pen-named Fox Mole was associate producer Joe Muto of the O’Reilly Factor. Bob talks with Muto about his years with the network. Muto has written a book about the experience, An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media.

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On The Media

How Will Journalism Keep The Lights On?

Friday, May 10, 2013

As audiences for media splinter and advertising with it, how will the journalism concerns that we've grown to know and love keep the lights on? Bob talks to Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian, Mike Perlis of Forbes, M. Scott Havens of The Atlantic, Erin Pettigrew of Gawker, Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune, Richard Toffel of ProPublica and Pam Horan of the Online Publishers Association about all the ways they're striving mightily to keep journalism financially viable.  

 

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WNYC News

Gawker Posts Names of NYC Gun Permit Holders

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

Weeks after The Journal News made the controversial decision to publish the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties, a celebrity and entertainment website has released the names of people licensed to own a gun in New York City.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Did it for the Lulz Edition

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new Ben Affleck film "Argo" and the foodie institution "Cooks Illustrated," plus Gawker's Adrian Chen comes in to discuss his controversial piece on the social news site Reddit.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest: Friendly Barbarian Edition

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the box office record set by Jackass 3D, the dueling magazine profiles of Gawker's Nick Denton and the best way to handle celebrity sightings.

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