Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild, Matisse’s Cutouts at MOMA, and the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.

The Culture Gabfest Visits the Matisse Cutouts

The Culture Gabfest Visits the Matisse Cutouts

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Dec. 11 2014 10:23 AM

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild, Matisse’s Cutouts at MOMA, and the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.

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This week on the Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the new adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. Can this doyenne of perk and pluck go serious and outdoorsy? Next, the critics take a walk through MOMA’s hit exhibition of Matisse’s cutout works and talk to its curator and conservator, Jodi Hauptman and Karl Buchberg. Finally, Dan Kois joins the gabbers to talk about the Second Novel List, a new project with the Whiting Foundation celebrating sophomore literary achievements.

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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.