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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Wayward Pines, a new miniseries executive produced by director M. Night Shyamalan. Is this summer thriller watchable or skippable? Then: Periscope is a new video streaming app. How does it work, what is its appeal, and will it change the way we all consume media? Finally, actor and screenwriter Simon Pegg has called himself the “poster child” for geek culture. What do the critics and guest Jamelle Bouie make of Pegg’s recent claim that Hollywood is increasingly infantilizing its target audience?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- Twin Peaks
- Under the Dome
- Matt Zoller Seitz’s Wayward Pines review in Vulture
- The Sixth Sense
- The Happening
- Lady in the Water
- Simon Pegg’s blogpost
- Shaun of the Dead
- The World’s End
- The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written By Himself
Dana: The Japan Journals: 1947–2004 by Donald Richie
Julia: Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins
Steve: Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte
Outro: “Dance of the Dream Man” by Angelo Badalamenti
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