Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Roseanne, Kacey Musgraves, and The Breakfast Club.

Roseanne’s Return Is Nauseatingly Timely

Roseanne’s Return Is Nauseatingly Timely

Slate's weekly roundtable.
April 11 2018 11:25 AM

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Roseanne, Kacey Musgraves, and The Breakfast Club.

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This week, the critics discuss the return of Roseanne, how its politics have affected its reception, and the complicated relationship between the show and its star. Next, Slate’s music critic Carl Wilson joins the conversation to talk about country singer Kacey Musgraves’ new album, Golden Hour. Finally, the gabbers revisit The Breakfast Club after reading Molly Ringwald’s essay in the New Yorker re-evaluating the film in the age of #MeToo. They discuss the film’s importance at the time of its release and how their relationship to it has or hasn’t changed.

Links to some of the things we discussed this week:

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Endorsements:

Willa: Howards End on Starz

Dana: Sharp by Michelle Dean

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Julia: The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown

Outro: “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds

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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast.