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Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Movies
Nov. 25 2015 9:51 AMThe Danish GirlTom Hooper’s drama of gender transition is pretty good for yet another trailblazing baby-steps movie.
Movies
Nov. 19 2015 9:45 AMCarolTodd Haynes’ wondrous Patricia Highsmith adaptation is seemingly set inside a beautiful movie made in the 1950s.
Slate Voice
Nov. 17 2015 2:40 PMSlate Voice: “Found in Translation”Listen to Dana Stevens read about exploring Japan’s rich cinematic history.
Movies
Nov. 12 2015 10:41 AMJames WhiteChristopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon star in a lacerating drama about a young man trying to keep it together for his dying mom.
Movies
Nov. 5 2015 8:45 AMThe Paper ChaseIn Spotlight, reporters dig through dusty files and search court records. It’s thrilling.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 29 2015 1:17 PMThe “Thirsty Thursday” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Culture Gabfest crew shares their drinks of choice—from coffee in the morning to 5 p.m. cocktails.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 22 2015 5:01 PMThe “Scare Your Pants Off” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest panelists share opinions on their favorite fear-inducing books and films.
Movies
Oct. 16 2015 10:44 AMBridge of Spies Is a Cold War Movie With a Message About Guantánamo BaySteven Spielberg’s thriller may seem old-fashioned, but it could hardly be more relevant
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 15 2015 10:45 AMThe “Guide and a Goad” Bonus SegmentThe panelists answer a question from a Slate fan about metaphors.
Movies
Oct. 14 2015 9:02 AMRoomIt’s amazing how much Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay can do within one 11-by-11-foot space.
Movies
Oct. 9 2015 10:29 AMThe SharkMichael Fassbender as a predatory Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s biopic.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 7 2015 9:47 AMThe Culture Gabfest “#TeenLife” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Martian, The Grinder, and whether Hamlet is fat.
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.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 9:00 AMThe “Podcast Feud” Bonus SegmentThe hosts of the Political Gabfest, Culture Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen face off in a Slate-y version of Family Feud
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 18 2015 2:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Broadway” EditionSlate’s megapodcast on the Paris attacks, Master of None, the Russian doping scandal, and an interview with the stars of Hamilton.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 12 2015 12:41 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From San Francisco” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Steve Jobs, Oculus Rift, and subtlety.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 5 2015 1:06 PMThe “Primitively Motivating Music” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest hosts on what music makes them sweat.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 4 2015 4:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Radio Radio” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Elvis Costello, Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” and Adele’s “Hello.”  
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 28 2015 9:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Ah Aliens! Ah Humanity!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, alien superstructures, and “Bartleby, the Scrivener.”
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 21 2015 6:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Pry This Lectern Out of My Cold, Dead Hands” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Bridge of Spies, Henry David Thoreau, and lectures.
Movies
Oct. 15 2015 2:52 PMCrimson PeakGuillermo del Toro’s haunted-house horror film is gothic in every sense of the word.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 14 2015 2:59 PMThe Culture Gabfest “If Only Garfield Had Taken His Clothes Off” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on 99 Homes, Wesley Morris on identity, and Dana Stevens’ cinematic tour through Tokyo. 
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 9 2015 2:04 PMThe “Blood and Guts” Bonus SegmentStephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss former vegetarians, pan-seared steaks, and ethical omnivores.
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2015 5:35 AMFound in TranslationA film critic revisits a lifetime of cinema on a journey to Japan.
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.

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