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Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Movies
Oct. 2 2015 12:16 PMThe Cab Ride as Artistic RebellionIranian director Jafar Panahi, banned from movie-making, returns with the funny and moving Taxi.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 30 2015 5:04 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Sugar and Spice and Blood” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on How to Get Away With Murder, Ryan Adams’ 1989, and pumpkin spice.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 23 2015 12:44 PMThe A+ Personal Essay CollectionJulia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf share their favorite first-person essays.
Movies
Sept. 18 2015 12:18 PMBlack MassJohnny Depp’s ice-cold Whitey Bulger is the highlight of a solid Boston gangster movie.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 16 2015 6:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Hot and Cold Running Sonnets” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on You’re the Worst, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and being a Luddite.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 2 2015 5:11 PMThe Culture “Bullets or Exposition” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Narcos, Jonathan Franzen, and students at Duke refusing to read Fun Home.
Movies
Aug. 6 2015 10:36 AMI Wanna Get Lost in Your Rock ’n’ RollMeryl Streep is wondrous as a washed-up rocker in Ricki and the Flash.
Brow Beat
July 31 2015 8:02 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in August
Movies
July 29 2015 5:50 PMMore Risky BusinessTom Cruise’s mission, should he choose to accept it: Keep making action movies forever.
Culture Gabfest
July 28 2015 3:09 PMThe “Vocal Fry” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, Stephen, and Ann discuss women’s voices, vocal fry, and more.
Culture Gabfest
July 22 2015 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Haders Gonna Hade, Hackers Gonna Hack, Gawkers Gonna Gawk” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Trainwreck, Mr. Robot, and the controversy at Gawker.
Movies
July 17 2015 11:12 AMThe Look of SilenceThe follow-up to Joshua Oppenheimer’s Act of Killing is just as beautiful—and just as disturbing.
Movies
July 16 2015 9:47 AMTrainwreckIt’s not one!  
Movies
July 10 2015 11:39 AMTangerineAn uncommon and unmissable romantic comedy about two transgender prostitutes.
Culture Gabfest
July 8 2015 12:14 PMThe Culture Gabfest “It’s Not Bro Time, It’s Go Time” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Magic Mike XXL, the new Nina Simone documentary, and “The Decline of the American Actor.”
Movies
Oct. 1 2015 10:41 AMSaving Astronaut WatneyMatt Damon tries to stay alive while a loyal team fights to bring him home in Ridley Scott’s entertaining The Martian.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 23 2015 3:43 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Chicago” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Black Mass, sketch comedy, and Donald Trump.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 22 2015 5:40 PMThe “Mining the Past” Bonus SegmentJulia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Stephen Metcalf discuss Laura Bennett’s critique of the personal essay and share their favorite examples.
Movies
Sept. 17 2015 10:43 AMSicarioDirector Denis Villeneuve gives the brutal violence of the intractable drug war the action-movie treatment.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 9 2015 2:01 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Binocular G” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on #peakTV, Documentary Now, and the new Google logo.
Movies
Aug. 28 2015 3:46 PMThe Second MotherA magnificent drama about the charged relationship between household help and the household.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 5 2015 11:32 AMThe Culture Gabfest #Squadgoals EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, #squad, and country music for people who don’t like country music.
Movies
July 30 2015 9:52 PMThe End of the TourDavid Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
Culture Gabfest
July 29 2015 9:43 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Go Set a Pet” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Look of Silence, GMOs, and Dr. Seuss’ newly released book.
Culturebox
July 26 2015 9:03 PMAmy, What You Wanna Do?There’s more ahead of Amy Schumer than rom-coms. Mapping a course for a comedy star in the making.
Interrogation
July 17 2015 2:19 PM“It’s as Though I’m in Germany 40 Years After the Holocaust, but the Nazis Are Still in Power”A conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer about how to make an effective documentary about genocide.
Brow Beat
July 17 2015 9:14 AMSpoiler Special: Trainwreck
Culture Gabfest
July 15 2015 11:19 AMThe Culture Gabfest “What a Long, Strange Trip We’ve Totally Ignored” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Catastrophe, the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well tour, and The Next Next Level.
Culture Gabfest
July 8 2015 1:09 PMThe “Very First Concert I Ever Attended” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, and Chris discuss their musical firsts, Bob Dylan, and more.
Movies
July 2 2015 10:48 AMI Said Go, Go, GoLike its subject and her music, Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary is soulful, joyful, tragic.

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