Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the Oscars, small talk, and Gregory Crewdson’s Cathedral of the Pines.

An Interview With Gregory Crewdson

An Interview With Gregory Crewdson

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March 2 2016 12:54 PM

The Culture Gabfest “Wearing Jeans to the Oscars” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the Oscars, small talk, and Gregory Crewdson’s Cathedral of the Pines.

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This week on Slate Plus, Julia and Dana make Steve talk about fashion at the Oscars.  

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss the Oscars. How did Chris Rock fare as a host? Next up, the gabbers weigh in on a think piece feud about whether small talk is a social evil or a social lubricant. Should we all be striving to make “big talk”? Finally, we take a field trip to the Gagosian gallery to interview photographer Gregory Crewdson about his new body of work, Cathedral of the Pines.  

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Here are the images we discussed:

Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:

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Woman at Sink by Gregory Crewdson, 2013.

© Gregory Crewdson. Image courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

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Woman in Parked Car by Gregory Crewdson, 2014.

© Gregory Crewdson. Image courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

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Woman in Living Room by Gregory Crewdson, 2014.

© Gregory Crewdson. Image courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

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