The Culture Gabfest, "Maximum Fun" Edition
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Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 12:23 PM
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In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the third installment of Disney-Pixar's Toy Story and the science of taking a great vacation. They're joined by Clive Thompson to discuss Watson, the IBM supercomputer that can beat humans at Jeopardy!
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
The official site for Toy Story 3.
Dana's review and spoiler special for Toy Story 3 in Slate.
The New York Times' critic A.O. Scott on the movie.
The Boston Globe's article on the science of taking a relaxing vacation.
Paul Bloom and Peter D. Kramer break down pleasure in Slate.
I.B.M's supercomputer vs. Jeopardy! in the New York Times Magazine.
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
Dana's pick: The street music festival Make Music New York.
Julia's pick: Helen Miren seminude in New York Magazine.
Clive's pick: The video game Blur and Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides translated by Anne Carson.
Steve's pick: Singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and Dr. Mike's ice cream in Bethel, Conn.
Musical Outro: The Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1."
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Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.
Clive Thompson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and
a columnist for Wired.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.