Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Jurassic World, the death of Ornette Coleman, and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

An Interview With the New U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera

An Interview With the New U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera

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June 17 2015 10:39 AM

The Culture Gabfest “Should We Consult Here or in My Bungalow?” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Jurassic World, the death of Ornette Coleman, and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss Jurassic World, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. What did the critics make of the movie that just scored the largest opening weekend box office of all time? Next up, guest Fred Kaplan joins to pay tribute to the legendary jazz musician Ornette Coleman. Finally, newly appointed U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera joins to discuss his life, his work, and his new job title.

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

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Outro: “Naked Lunch” from the Naked Lunch soundtrack by Ornette Coleman and Howard Shore

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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.

June Thomas is a Slate culture critic and editor of Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section.