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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:
- Logan Lucky
- Ocean’s Eleven
- Magic Mike
- A. O. Scott’s review, “ ‘Logan Lucky’: Steven Soderbergh and His Motley Band of Thieves,” in the New York Times
- The eclipse
- Netflix’s tweet about viewership dropping during the eclipse
- Pinhole cameras
- Atlas Obscura’s solar eclipse festival in Oregon
- Will Oremus’ writing in Slate about technology, politics, and society
- “OkCupid Banned the White Supremacist From the Vice Video. Here’s Why That Makes No Sense” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate
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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This podcast was produced by Benjamin Frisch. Our interns are Daniel Schroeder and Rachel Withers.