Dana Stevens
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Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Movies
May 21 2015 7:29 PMBrad Bird Is Not SuperhumanTomorrowland is the incredible Incredibles director’s first misfire.
Culture Gabfest
May 20 2015 10:57 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Badass Matriarchy” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mad Max: Fury Road and the Mad Men finale
Culture Gabfest
May 13 2015 11:33 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Steve Has a Hangover in Toronto” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ex Machina, David Letterman, and Lip Sync Battle.
Behind the Scenes
May 8 2015 10:12 AMThe Culture Gabfest Like You’ve Never Heard It BeforeListen to this week's Culture Gabfest "Behold! Ignorance and Want” Edition—complete, unfiltered, and uncut.
Brow Beat
May 1 2015 4:15 PMIs Avengers: Age of Ultron the Best Marvel Movie Yet, or Just the Biggest?
Culture Gabfest
April 15 2015 11:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “’Tates and Sass” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on While We’re Young, Genius, and the historical legacies of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.
Culture Gabfest
April 8 2015 6:12 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Bald Guys Fighting” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Furious 7, casting, and public shaming on the Internet.
Brow Beat
March 30 2015 8:32 AMTwo Slate Critics Discuss White God, the New Movie About a Dog Uprising
Culture Gabfest
March 25 2015 10:01 AMThe “Subliminal Plagiarism” Bonus SegmentJulia, Dana, and Jessica discuss influence, plagiarism, and borrowing.
Culture Gabfest
March 11 2015 2:08 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Woodshedding” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, TV opening credit sequences, and Ryan Boudinot’s takedown of MFAs.
Books
March 4 2015 11:39 AMBeautifully, Profoundly, Naively, Contradictorily, Romantically, Kinetically, Jokily, Cockily, Fearfully, Drunkenly, Goofily, ImpudentlyRobert Christgau’s memoir.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 25 2015 11:43 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Decapitated Swan Dress” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Academy Awards, Björk’s album Vulnicura, and audiophilia. 
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 18 2015 12:47 PMThe “All About Love“ Bonus SegmentCulture Lovefest: Stephen, Julia, and Dana reveal their favorite love songs
Screening Room
Feb. 17 2015 11:31 AMAn Aria of Maternal GriefHow Patricia Arquette’s final scene in Boyhood cements her performance as one for the ages.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 11 2015 11:30 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Ass Over Teakettle” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Better Call Saul, Whiplash, and the ethics of publishing Harper Lee’s manuscript.
Movies
May 21 2015 3:40 PMThe Big RiverSee Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in its wondrous new restoration before you accept your death.
Movies
May 14 2015 2:37 PMThe Loneliness of the Long-Distance GunnerEthan Hawke plays a drone operator in Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill.
Movies
May 12 2015 11:59 AMMad Max: Fury RoadCome for the feminist empowerment, stay for the tricked-out nightmare doomcars.
Culture Gabfest
May 6 2015 2:20 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Stupid and Contagious” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, boxing, and dad bod. 
Movies
April 28 2015 3:36 PMAvengers: Age of UltronYou know I can’t totally support Joss Whedon’s avenging.
Brow Beat
April 13 2015 2:16 PMIs The Clouds of Sils Maria Among Olivier Assayas’ Best? Two Slate Critics Discuss.
Culture Gabfest
April 1 2015 10:25 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Fluffy Karaoke Chicken Bites Dog” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on White God, Simon Doonan’s “Charm Offensive,” and karaoke. 
Culture Gabfest
March 25 2015 12:20 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Scamp Stamp” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on It’s Me, Hilary; Laura Kipnis’ article about “sexual paranoia” on campus; and the art of celebrity impressions.
Culture Gabfest
March 18 2015 10:38 AMThe Culture Gabfest “America’s One Night Stand With Robin Thicke” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the “Blurred Lines” court case, Snapchat Discover, and what makes a good title.
Culture Gabfest
March 4 2015 11:45 AMThe Culture Gabfest “There’s No Wrong Way to Use a Margarita Pool” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Last Man on Earth, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s travel writing, and the viral phenomenon of “the dress.”
Movies
Feb. 26 2015 12:02 PMMaps to the StarsRecalibrate your disgust-o-meter for David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire.
Movies
Feb. 23 2015 1:06 AMTeam JulianneHer Oscar only confirms what those of us who have been watching this incredible actress have known for 25 years.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 18 2015 10:36 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Red Room of Pain” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Fifty Shades of Grey, Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, and Oscar fashion coverage.
Brow Beat
Feb. 14 2015 5:12 PMSpoiler Special: Fifty Shades of Grey
Slate Fare
Feb. 6 2015 8:05 AMThe Dana After TomorrowSlate’s film critic on why she’s not reviewing movies for the next three months.

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July 27 2015 3:45 PM The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?