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Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Movies
Nov. 10 2016 4:54 PMBilly Lynn’s Long Halftime WalkAn orchestrated attack on the viewer with a solemn message about American soldiers.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 9 2016 3:26 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Regnal Name Generator” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Netflix series The Crown, Jeff Nichols’ Loving, and the Making Gay History podcast.
Movies
Nov. 3 2016 12:28 PMLovingA simple and moving love story about a couple who just happened to change America.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 27 2016 5:32 PMLet the Hosts of the Culture Gabfest Serenade YouTo make good on a promise to listeners, Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf play songs by Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg.
Movies
Oct. 20 2016 12:07 PMMoonlightBarry Jenkins’ stunning movie showers its audience in blessings.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 19 2016 11:52 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Santa Monica” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Nate Parker and D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation films, and the hosts’ favorite Hollywood movies.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 13 2016 1:38 PMLooking Back at Vaudeville’s Buster KeatonDana Stevens talks about what it’s like to research and write her latest book.
Movies
Oct. 7 2016 5:50 AMThe Birth of a NationThe dishonesty at the center of this much-debated movie has nothing to do with its director’s personal history and a lot to do with history itself.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 5 2016 1:25 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Darkness on the Edge of Reason” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Westworld, Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, and the unmasking of Elena Ferrante, revisited.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 29 2016 1:12 PMCelebrating Eight Years of the Culture GabfestThe hosts discuss the show’s evolution in honor of Slate’s 20th anniversary.
Movies
Sept. 23 2016 10:30 AMQueen of KatweA feel-good movie about a teenage Ugandan chess champion with some sly lessons about the rest of the world.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 21 2016 1:59 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Don’t Exhale” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Don’t Breathe, HBO’s High Maintenance, and how Harry Potter changed fandom forever.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 16 2016 11:08 AMWhat TV Shows Should We Be Paying Attention to This Fall?Slate’s Culture Gabfest discusses what not to miss this season.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 14 2016 12:25 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Epistemological Meltdown” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Atlanta, whether smiling can make you happier, and beloved ’90s comedy Walking and Talking.
Movies
Sept. 9 2016 12:55 PMSullyClint Eastwood can’t pull off his own miracle on the Hudson.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 10 2016 3:19 PMWhat’s Your First Political Memory?The hosts of Slate’s Culture Gabfest discuss their first impressions of politics. 
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 3 2016 4:43 PMIt’s Not Weird for Adults to Dress Up for Halloween, Right?The hosts of Slate’s Culture Gabfest discuss how grown-ups should approach Halloween.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 2 2016 1:44 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Sad Eagle” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Designated Survivor, Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, and the death of Vine.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 26 2016 12:41 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Beige Goo” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Moonlight, Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize, and the Silicon Valley superfood, Soylent.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 20 2016 11:49 AMFrom Handwritten Notes to Classic MoviesThe hosts take audience questions from their live show in Santa Monica.
Movies
Oct. 13 2016 3:23 PMCertain WomenNewcomer Lily Gladstone joins a remarkable cast of actresses in Kelly Reichardt’s stories of women’s work in the West.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 12 2016 1:49 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Sympathy for the Devil” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Amanda Knox, how rock and roll became white, and the creation of Rachel Brewson, fake internet persona.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 5 2016 4:31 PMCan the Mentally Ill Consent to Being Interviewed?Slate’s Culture Gabfest discusses the Washington Post’s profile of a mentally ill Trump supporter.
Movies
Sept. 30 2016 10:03 AMAmerican HoneyNewcomer Sasha Lane is a star in the making, though Andrea Arnold’s film can’t quite find the elusive truths of the heartland.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 28 2016 1:22 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Get a Load of This Clown” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Amazon’s Fleabag, Brangelexit, and the story of American Girl’s first black doll, Addy Walker.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 22 2016 8:21 AMDonald Trump Shouldn’t Have Been on The Tonight ShowPoliticians are on late-night TV all the time, but Trump should have been the exception.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 20 2016 1:47 PMThe Culture Gabfest Reacts to Brangelina’s BreakupHear their unedited reaction from the moment the story broke.
Movies
Sept. 15 2016 6:09 PMBridget Jones’s BabyDear Diary, Renée Zellweger is back, and maybe Bridget should just focus on herself for a while.
The Next 20
Sept. 13 2016 9:39 AMThe Vagina Music of Walking and TalkingTwenty years ago, Nicole Holofcener’s debut flopped. Now, it feels like a prophecy about the women who rule pop culture.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 7 2016 3:29 PMRadio Drama Has Returned to the Spotlight—Now What?The Culture Gabfest’s producer explains why radio drama isn’t dead.

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