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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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Julia: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Steve: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Diary by Bob Balaban
Outro: “I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco” by Carmen McRae
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