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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the HBO comedy Insecure with Slate producer Veralyn Williams, including how it focuses on female friendship and its casual depiction of the black experience. Then, the gabbers discuss Stanley Kubrick’s classic Dr. Strangelove, its relevance to the news of the past week, and what makes it still such a biting comedy after so many years. Finally, Laura Miller joins in to discuss a recent battle on Twitter over a young adult novel called The Black Witch.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Represent’s episode discussing Insecure with Kara Brown
- Represent’s episode with Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny
- Wait—Did Insecure’s Lawrence Just Take a Trip to the ‘Sunken Place’?” by Aisha Harris in Slate
- Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
- “The Week the World Almost Ended” by Nate Jones and J. Peter Scoblic in Slate
- “The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter” by Kat Rosenfield in Vulture
- The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
- The review of The Black Witch that sparked the “toxic drama”
Aisha: Queen Sugar, particularly the character Darla
Julia: the Flightview app
Dana: Paths of Glory
Outro: “Them Changes” by Thundercat
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