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Slate Culture Gabfest

Stupid and Contagious

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, the lure of boxing with Seth Stevenson, and Dad Bods. The Slate Culture Gabfest is sponsored by Selma, the Academy Award winning film now available...

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99% Invisible's Roman Mars, Of Monsters and Men, comedian Nick Kroll 05/06/2015

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

99% Invisible host Roman Mars on the fascinating, often hidden parts of our designed world. Icelandic folk-rockers Of Monsters and Men perform acoustic version of Beneath the Skin songs. The Kroll Show's Nick Kroll on his new comedy, Adult Beginners.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Are Females Human? Women in Science Fiction

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” has inspired countless stories in the two centuries since it was published, most of them centered upon male mad scientists who create life without the help of a woman. But a new spate of movies and TV shows like “Orphan Black” and “Ex Machina” are investigating issues of cloning and artificial intelligence while making women central characters. On this week’s Out Loud, Jill Lepore–who wrote recently for the site about the scientific history behind “Orphan Black”–discusses the legacy of Shelley’s classic and what it can tell us about the role of women in today’s science-fiction.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: The Internet's Best TV Show Heads to HBO

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Until recently, "High Maintenance" was the finest TV made for the internet, but now it's heading to HBO. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair discuss taking their show to new heights.
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John Ridley's American Crime, Noel Gallagher, Damian Abraham, Heather O'Neill 05/05/2015

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley on his new TV drama, American Crime. Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame on his 2nd solo album, Chasing Yesterday. Damian Abraham's More Than Music column. Author Heather O'Neill on how categories limit women's identities.

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Studio 360

An Instagram Account Proves We're Living Inside "Blade Runner"

Monday, May 04, 2015

We don't have any replicants running around (that we know of), but one Instagram account shows us how our world is looking more like the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner." 
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The Good Lovelies, Email Debt Forgiveness Day, George F Walker 05/04/2015

Monday, May 04, 2015

Ontario folk trio The Good Lovelies perform from their upcoming album, Burn the Plan. PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman on Email Debt Forgiveness Day. Canadian playwright George F Walker on his latest double-bill about troubled parents and stressed out teachers.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Onion's still on point, Stephen Hawking mends the heart of teenage girls everywhere, and Nicki Minaj attends a Bar Mitzvah on the internet this week.
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Leon Bridges performs, Domhnall Gleeson on Ex Machina, q sports panel, OITNB's Kate Mulgrew 05/01/2015

Friday, May 01, 2015

Soul sensation Leon Bridges performs live. Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on his starring role in the new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. The q Sports Panel reconvenes. Kate Mulgrew — of Star Trek and Orange Is The New Black fame — shares her personal story.

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Studio 360

How Not to Make a Comedy about Native Americans

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Native American actors walked off the set of the latest Adam Sandler movie, offended by racist jokes. How could Sandler have handled the situation differently?

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Studio 360

American Icons: Nirvana’s “Nevermind”

Thursday, April 30, 2015

How did “Nevermind” come to define 90s rock — and make Nirvana the last universally acclaimed rock band?

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The Theory of Everything

New York After Rent (III of III)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our series concludes with an attempt to examine the suburbanized commodified inner cityscape of New York. Author and activist Sarah Schulman tells us about the Gentrified Mind, plus we hear from one of the first Airbnbers of New York.

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Ask Me Another

The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

Thursday, April 30, 2015

VIP: Neil Gaiman

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Inside Inside Amy Schumer Edition

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, and Jessica Winter discuss the comic memoir turned Broadway musical "Fun Home" with author Alison Bechdel, Instagram envy, and the latest season of Inside Amy Schumer. The DoubleX Gabfest is sponsored by the Great Courses,...

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Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on Far From the Madding Crowd. Alyssa Rosenberg on how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. Shad catches up with actor Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men).

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Director Thomas Vinterberg, The Wire vs. real-life Baltimore, actor Jon Cryer 04/30/2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg puts his spin on Far From the Madding Crowd. Alyssa Rosenberg on how The Wire is shaping public perception of the real-life crisis in Baltimore. Shad catches up with actor Jon Cryer (Pretty in Pink, Two and a Half Men).

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The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Dawn vs. Don: Mad Men’s Missed Opportunities

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The team gets back together for one last pitch to save their agency. But is it too late to save the show from ignoring a big blind spot?

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Poet Terrance Hayes: Anything but Invisible

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Terrance Hayes may be the only poet to win a MacArthur “genius” grant, a National Book Award, and a spot on "People’s" Sexiest Man Alive list.

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Studio 360

“An American in Paris” on Broadway, Poet Terrance Hayes, & Remembering Nirvana

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The challenges of putting “An American in Paris” on stage; the first poet to be a MacArthur “genius” and one of People’s Sexiest Men; and “Nevermind,” the last great rock album.

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Studio 360

New Year's Resolution: Meet Team Tumor

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It’s been a pretty awesome month for Joseph Riedel, an aspiring screenwriter who has been channeling his experience with a brain cancer into a comedy series, "A Good Sense of Tumor."
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