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This week on the Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics wrestle with the central theme of Bennett Miller’s elusive Oscar contender Foxcatcher. Next up, Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton joins to discuss Sleater-Kinney’s new album No Cities to Love. After a 10-year hiatus, does this legendary band still rock? Finally, Slate contributor Seth Stevenson talks to the critics about the Super Bowl. Why was 2015 the year of the bleakest ads of all time?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- Wesley Morris’ Foxcatcher review on Grantland
- Dana’s Foxcatcher review on Slate
- Sleater-Kinney’s 2015 album, No Cities to Love
- Sleater-Kinney’s 1997 album, Dig Me Out
- Sleater-Kinney’s songs “Get Up,” and “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone”
- Jack Hamilton’s piece about Sleater-Kinney’s reunion on Slate
- The Nationwide Insurance “Make Safe Happen” commercial
- The Nissan “With Dad” commercial
- The Dove “Real Strength” commercial
- The Budweiser “Lost Dog” commercial
- Seth Stevenson’s 2015 Super Bowl ad report card on Slate
Dana: “Lewis Carroll and the Hunting of the Snark” by Edward Wakeling on the Public Domain Review blog
Julia: Broad City’s second season
Steve: George Orwell’s essay about Charles Dickens in the edited collection All Art Is Propaganda
Outro: “My Girl” by the Temptations
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