Slate’s Culture Gabfest on O.J.: Made in America, the five tribes of modern male fashion, and Dana Stevens’ l’esprit d’escalier.

What Makes O.J.: Made in America So Excellent?

What Makes O.J.: Made in America So Excellent?

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June 15 2016 12:35 PM

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on O.J.: Made in America, the five tribes of modern male fashion, and Dana Stevens’ l’esprit d’escalier.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America. Edelman’s seven-hour documentary has been heralded as a commentary about race in America as much as it is about sport and O.J. Simpson himself. Simon Doonan discusses his hilarious “Getting It Right” series on the five tribes of modern men’s fashion. Lastly, Dana’s l’esprit d’escalier, in which she discusses the notes she took on the episodes she missed while on book leave.

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Julia: This Zojirushi thermos.

Dana: Frank O’Hara’s poem “At the Old Place” on New York School Poets blog.

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Stephen: The works of Albert O. Hirschman, in particular The Passions and the Interests.

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Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.