Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Ocean’s 8, Instagram stories, and Anthony Bourdain.

Anthony Bourdain Was More Than a Celebrity Chef

Anthony Bourdain Was More Than a Celebrity Chef

Slate's weekly roundtable.
June 13 2018 1:37 PM

The Culture Gabfest “Elan Deficit” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Ocean’s 8, Instagram stories, and Anthony Bourdain.

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On this week’s Slate Plus, Dana and Julia are inspired by their Instagram stories to discuss cinematography.

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This week, the critics weigh in on the new heist movie Ocean’s 8, starring an ensemble cast led by Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway. Does the talent involved compensate for a subpar script? Next, the gabbers try to understand the appeal of Instagram stories by creating their own. Will this change how they approach social media in general? Finally, they’re joined by Helen Rosner of the New Yorker to discuss Anthony Bourdain’s legacy and how he shaped food culture.

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

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.