Logan Lucky, the solar eclipse, and censoring white supremacists.

When Is It OK to Censor White Supremacists?

When Is It OK to Censor White Supremacists?

Slate's weekly roundtable.
Aug. 23 2017 12:27 PM

The Culture Gabfest “The Tree Is a Colander” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Logan Lucky, the solar eclipse, and internet censorship of white supremacists.


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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Steven Soderbergh’s return and his new film Logan Lucky, which has been called an “Ocean’s Eleven for red states.” Next, they reflect on Monday’s solar eclipse, with former Slate editor and CEO of Atlas Obscura David Plotz calling in to share the emotional experience that came with seeing the total eclipse in Oregon. Finally, the gabbers discuss how different internet companies are handling white supremacists who use their services in the wake of Charlottesville: Is shutting them down a step forward or a slippery slope?

Links to some of the things we discussed this week:



Dana: The PBS documentary, Eclipse Over America


Julia: Long Distance, a two-part podcast on telephone scammers

Outro: “Si Demain ... (Turn Around)” by Bonnie Tyler ft. Kareen Antonn

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