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The New Yorker: Out Loud

David Denby on the best and worst films of the season

Monday, December 05, 2011

David Denby on the best and worst films of the season.

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On Being

Diane Winston — Monsters We Love: TV's Pop Culture Theodicy

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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On Being

[Unedited] Diane Winston with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate, The Culture Gabfest, May Your Descendants Be Stuffed With Naked Mole Rats Edition

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debate the merits of Alexander Payne’s new movie The Descendants. Next, Daniel Engber joins the podcast to discuss his recent Slate series on the science of labo

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, I Want My Happy Ending Edition

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner wrap their brains around physicist Brian Greene’s new Nova television series The Fabric of the Cosmos. Next, they discuss the new fairy-tale inspired television

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Daniel Mendelsohn on a slimmer, faster Iliad

Monday, October 31, 2011

Daniel Mendelsohn on a slimmer, faster Iliad.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest Bronze Ball of Regret Edition

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner are smitten with the new indie romance Weekend. Next, Gabfesters watch the perennial television favorite Dancing With The Stars, now in it’s 13th Season. For the

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, The Three-Quarter Hour Edition

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner watch the new BBC-America series The Hour, a Mad Men for the Anglophile set. Next, they examine the infamous criminal case of the West Memphis Three. For a legal b

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Yammering Yobs Edition

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner welcome Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris to discuss the new film The Help. Later, the Gabfest team suggests their favorite method for summer reading. For the

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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

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Susan Morrison, Nick Paumgarten, and Lizzie Widdicombe on The Talk of the Town

Monday, June 13, 2011

Susan Morrison, Nick Paumgarten, and Lizzie Widdicombe on The Talk of the Town.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Kelefa Sanneh on reality television

Monday, May 02, 2011

Kelefa Sanneh on reality television.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest Daddy, Can I Keep This Direwolf? Edition

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Game of Thrones on HBO, Will Ferrell sends off Steve Carell on The Office, and new documentary Bill Cunningham New York.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Alex Ross listens to Wagner's "Die Walkure"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Alex Ross listens to Wagner's "Die Walkure."

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest Debonair Counterspy Edition

Monday, April 04, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss AMC’s new murder mystery The Killing and Spike’s reality series Coal. For their final segment, they’re joined by The New Yorker’s David Grann to discuss his report on the murder of Rodrigo Rosenb

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, The SXSW Edition

Friday, March 18, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss Mel Gibson in Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, their favorite concerts at South by Southwest and elsewhere, and the latest incarnation of Jane Eyre.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Tear Down This Pay Wall Edition

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad newspaper The Daily, Eugene Jarecki’s new HBO documentary Reagan, and the virtual museum tours of the Google Art Project.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Reality is Statham Edition

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the new film The Mechanic and the satirical Onion News Network on IFC. For the final segment, Dana and Julia are joined by Slate's Michael Agger to discuss Jane McGonigal’s new book Reality Is Broken.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Elizabeth Kolbert and Evan Osnos on the tiger-mother furor

Monday, January 24, 2011

Elizabeth Kolbert and Evan Osnos on the tiger-mother furor.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

James Wood on the unhinged power of Keith Moon

Monday, November 22, 2010

James Wood on the unhinged power of Keith Moon.

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