Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Inside Out, the new $10 bill, and the new Whitney Museum.

The Culture Gabfest Tours the New Whitney Museum With Chief Curator Scott Rothkopf

The Culture Gabfest Tours the New Whitney Museum With Chief Curator Scott Rothkopf

Slate's weekly roundtable.
June 24 2015 11:49 AM

The Culture Gabfest “Life, Money, Art” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Inside Out, the new $10 bill, and the new Whitney Museum.

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Go to slate.com/cultureplus to learn more about Slate Plus and join today. This week on Slate Plus, the critics travel back in time to give some advice to themselves at 18.

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss Pixar’s Inside Out. Do they agree with the overwhelming critical consensus that the film is a triumph? Next up, the $10 bill will undergo a facelift in 2020, and a yet undetermined woman might join or replace Alexander Hamilton. Is this an important symbolic move or a fairly meaningless quota-filling exercise? Finally, the Whitney Museum of American Art recently moved to a new downtown Manhattan location. Dana and Julia interview chief curator Scott Rothkopf about the new space and the opening show, America Is Hard to See.

Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:

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Dana: The Tommy Edison Experience, a blog by blind film critic Tommy Edison

Julia: “The New New Museum” by Jerry Saltz and One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Steve: Van Gogh: Irises and Roses at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and “On Edward Hopper” by Mark Strand in the New York Review of Books

Outro: “Vincent van Gogh” by Jonathan Richman

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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.