Mel Gibson in The Beaver, Das Racist at SXSW, and the latest movie adaptation of Jane Eyre on this…

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March 18 2011 11:07 AM

The Culture Gabfest, "SXSW" Edition

Listen to Slate's show about Mel Gibson in The Beaver, the live music of SXSW, and the many incarnations of Jane Eyre.

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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.

Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

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The official Web site for Jodie Foster's The Beaver.
The Beaver's long and troubled release history.
Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic rant and alleged domestic abuse.
The Jimmy Stewart film Harvey and Anthony Hopkins film Magic.
American poet Robert Lowell.
The official Web sites for hip-hop group Das Racist and the SXSW festival.
Liz Phair's debut album Exile in Guyville and the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs.
The Talking Heads' concert film and live album Stop Making Sense.
The Replacements' notoriously spotty live performances.
American singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt.
Connecticut liberal arts college Wesleyan University.
The official Web site for Cary Fukunaga's Jane Eyre.
Jessica Winter's article on the many movie adaptations of Jane Eyrein Slate.
Dana's review of Jane Eyre, where you can also listen to the Spoiler Special.
A.O. Scott's rave review of Fukunaga's Eyre in the New York Times.
Owen Gleiberman's essay on " the decline and fade of the Masterpiece Theatre movie."

The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:

Julia's pick: PJ's Harvey song "The Last Living Rose" from her latest album Let England Shake, and Thunderbird Coffee of Austin, Texas.
Dana's pick: Lucasta Miller's metabiography The Brontë Myth.
Steve's pick: Ian MacDonald's cultural history Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties.

Outro: "The Last Living Rose" by PJ Harvey.

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate's Culture Gabfest podcast.

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