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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss 45 Years: Andrew Haigh’s film about a married couple who receive shocking news while planning their 45th wedding anniversary. How well does it capture the complexities of long-term relationships? Next up, London Spy is a new BBC thriller about a man whose romance accidentally involves him with the British intelligence service. In a TV landscape oversaturated with spy shows, does this one stand out? Finally, Leon Neyfakh joins the gabbers to discuss a recent article in the New York Times Magazine about the controversial work of sociologist Alice Goffman. Where is the line between ethnography and journalism?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- The film 45 Years
- Andrew Haigh’s movie Weekend
- Looking on HBO
- A.O. Scott’s review of 45 Years in the New York Times
- The movie Amour
- Dana’s interview with Charlotte Rampling on Slate
- “2015 Was the Year of the Queer Senior” by June Thomas in Slate
- London Spy
- “The Ethics of Ethnography” by Leon Neyfakh in Slate
- “The Trials of Alice Goffman” by Gideon Lewis-Kraus in the New York Times Magazine
- On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
- The book Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
- “The Stoop Isn’t the Jungle,” a critique of On the Run by Dwayne Betts in Slate
- Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
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Dana: The movie Bottle Shock starring Alan Rickman
June: The TV show Outsiders on WGN America
Julia: Learning about the ghastly mating habits of anglerfish
Outro: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by the Platters
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