It Comes at Night, Claws on TNT, and Beth Ditto’s solo album Fake Sugar.

Sink Your Nails Into Claws

Sink Your Nails Into Claws

Slate's weekly roundtable.
June 21 2017 10:26 AM

The Culture Gabfest “Vicarious Nails” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on It Comes at Night, Claws, and Beth Ditto’s solo album Fake Sugar.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the new film It Comes at Night from director Trey Edward Shults. Is it really a horror movie, or something else entirely? Next, they talk about the new TNT drama Claws, starring the great Niecy Nash. Finally, Gossip lead singer Beth Ditto is breaking out as a solo artist. The critics tackle her new record Fake Sugar while delving into her legacy as a queer icon and artist.

Links to some of the things we discussed this week:

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June: The complete works of actress Elizabeth Marvel

Christina: Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai

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Christina Cauterucci is a Slate staff writer.

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

June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.