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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?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
- The Normal Heart, which was directed by Ryan Murphy
- The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin
- American Horror Story
- Willa Paskin’s review of The People v. O.J. Simpson in Slate
- ESPN’s 30 for 30 episode on the O.J. Simpson slow speed chase
- The movie Room
- The novel Room by Emma Donoghue
- Anti, Rihanna’s new album
- “New Person, Same Old Mistakes” by Tame Impala
- “Same Ol’ Mistakes” by Rihanna
- “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna
- “Higher” by Rihanna
- “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna
- “S&M” by Rihanna
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Dana: The video “Anyone Can Quantum”
Steve: The movie Paris Belongs to Us and never, ever writing another book again
Outro: “Writing” by Elton John
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