The Culture Gabfest, the Springtime for Tarantino Edition
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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the films of 1980s auteur John Hughes, the state of the ever more expensive rock concert, and the rise of cultural tourism.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned in the show:
Dana Stevens looks back at the career of John Hughes in Slate.
A.O. Scott's appraisal of Hughes' movies in the New York Times.
Cameron Frye admires Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Ron Rosenbaum gets Jack Nicholson's thoughts on Ferris Bueller in a 1986 interview for the New York Times Magazine (subscription required).
John Seabrook's New Yorker article on how Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and ticket scalpers have changed the concertgoing experience (registration required).
Cecilia Kang's article in the Washington Post on the latest developments in the proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
June Thomas' piece for Slate on her visit to the Wigan Pier Experience.
A selection of cultural vacation spots visited by the culturefesters:
Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.
Ron Rosenbaum is the author of The Shakespeare Wars and Explaining Hitler. His latest book is How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.