In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s Culture Gabfest, guest host and Slate senior editor Gabriel Roth puts Dana Stevens in the hot seat while the other Gabfesters are away. The topic? Dana’s latest project: a book on the life and times of silent film actor, writer, and director Buster Keaton, which she’s been researching and writing for over a year.
What about Keaton inspired Dana to start writing a book? What are some of the unique challenges that come with vaudeville journalism? And finally, why should we care about this entertainer from the past?
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