Slate’s Culture Gabfest on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Room, and Rihanna’s Anti.

Is The People v. O.J. Simpson Too Glib?

Is The People v. O.J. Simpson Too Glib?

Slate's weekly roundtable.
Feb. 3 2016 10:54 AM

The Culture Gabfest “Did Steve Finish His Book?” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Room, and Rihanna’s Anti.

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Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 384 with Wesley Morris, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner

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This week on Slate Plus, Julia, Dana, and Wesley Morris grill Steve about his book leave.  

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, guest Wesley Morris joins to discuss The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, a new series that examines the O.J. Simpson trial. The details of the case are still fascinating, but is the show too glib? Next, the gabbers continue the runup to the 2016 Academy Awards and review Room. Is this film morally troubling treacle or a life-affirming portrait of motherhood? Finally, Rihanna’s newest album Anti leaked last week. How does this new sound stand up against her pop hits?

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