Ingrid Goes West, Rick and Morty, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.

Rick and Morty Will Either Make You Laugh or Send a Chill Down Your Spine

Rick and Morty Will Either Make You Laugh or Send a Chill Down Your Spine

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Aug. 30 2017 11:19 AM

The Culture Gabfest “#NoFilter” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Ingrid Goes West, Rick and Morty, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Ingrid Goes West, starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, the culture’s obsession with social media, and if the movie pays off in any satisfying way. Then, they discuss the animated series Rick and Morty, a cartoon about the misadventures of a genius and his grandson with an exceptionally dark sense of humor. Finally, Aisha Harris joins the gabbers to discuss her visit to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a southern take on Medieval Times–style dinner theater in which the North and South battle it out.

Links to some of the things we discussed this week:

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Isaac: Levels of the Game by John McPhee and The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

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Stephen: The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante and the band Eggstone

Outro: “Wrong Heaven” by Eggstone

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Isaac Butler is a writer and theater director, most recently of Real Enemies, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is co-writing The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, with Dan Kois.

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

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.