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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:
- Inside Out
- Pilgrim’s Progress
- Slate Spoiler Special about Inside Out with Dana Stevens and Dan Kois
- Elliot Hannon’s Slate piece on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s response to the $10 bill news
- The $5 Canadian note features a hockey game
- The old Whitney Museum building designed by Marcel Breuer
- The new Whitney Museum designed by Renzo Piano
- Alexander Calder’s Circus
- Ben Shahn’s The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti
- Louis Lozowick’s Hooverville
- Barnett Newman’s Vir Heroicus Sublimis
- On Kawara’s July 4, 1967
- Donald Moffett’s He Kills Me
- Dana Schutz’s Building the Boat While Sailing
- Barbara Kruger’s Thinking of You
- America Is Hard to See at the Whitney
- Edward Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning
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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
Outro: “Vincent van Gogh” by Jonathan Richman
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