Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the Oscars and diversity, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, and Carol.

The Academy Awards Vow to Increase Diversity. Will It Work?

The Academy Awards Vow to Increase Diversity. Will It Work?

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Jan. 27 2016 9:34 AM

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the Oscars and diversity, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, and Carol.  

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, Aisha Harris joins to discuss the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations. Are the changes that the academy plans to make substantive enough to make a difference? Next up, guest Willa Paskin says that America isn’t paying attention to The Daily Show’s host, Trevor Noah. Why hasn’t the new show taken off? Finally, the gabbers discuss Carol, a film adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s romance novel, The Price of Salt. Do the two leads have believable chemistry?

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