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This week on Slate Plus, Julia, Dana, and Jessica discuss journalistic copycats and their own anxieties about influence, plagiarism, and borrowing.
On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, guest Chris Molanphy joins the gabbers to discuss the “Blurred Lines” court decision. Could the verdict set a troubling precedent for musicians? Next up, Snapchat Discover is a new media content platform from the wildly popular app Snapchat. Will Oremus joins to talk about whether it’s the future of news. Finally, the critics talk about what makes a good book, movie, or TV show title.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- “Got to Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye
- “Blurred Lines” by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke
- Growing Pains
- “Lost Without U” by Robin Thicke
- “Sex Therapy” by Robin Thicke
- Keith Harris’ take on the “Blurred Lines” decision in the Guardian
- “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith and “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty
- “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison and “He’s So Fine” by the Chiffons
- “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana and “More Than a Feeling” by Boston
- Loud Quiet Loud
- Will Oremus’ piece in Slate on why Snapchat is misunderstood by “olds”
- Willa Paskin’s piece in Slate on how Snapchat is restoring channel surfing
- Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel on why Snapchat Discover will be good for news outlets
- “What I Almost Called My Play” by Erik Piepenburg in the New York Times
- There Will Be Blood
- Oil! by Upton Sinclair
- The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan I. Koerner
- Jacob Rubin’s piece in Slate about the death of titles
- Double Indemnity
- Infinite Jest
- A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
- Kiss Me Deadly
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Bridge to Terabithia
- Appointment in Samarra
- Eyeless in Gaza
- Hot Tub Time Machine
- The Man With X-Ray Eyes
- Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader
- Camel Spiders
- Dinocroc, Supercroc, and Dinocroc vs. Supergator
- 20 Feet From Stardom
Dana: The Wrecking Crew directed by Denny Tedesco
Jessica: “Where the Bodies are Buried” by Patrick Radden Keefe
Julia: Episode 207 of Looking, “Looking for a Plot”
Outro: “Friends and Lovers” by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson
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