Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Steve Jobs, Oculus Rift, and subtlety.

The Culture Gabfest Live From San Francisco

The Culture Gabfest Live From San Francisco

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Nov. 12 2015 12:41 PM

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Steve Jobs, Oculus Rift, and subtlety.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers tackle Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s new movie, Steve Jobs. In a world full of Jobs movies and books, is there anything new to say about the founder of Apple? Next up, the critics try Oculus Rift, a new virtual reality technology. Will it revolutionize storytelling as we know it, or will it become a glorified Xbox? Finally, Slate’s Forrest Wickman argues against subtlety. Are we overly critical of art that we perceive as excessively on-the-nose? 

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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.