The Culture Gabfest “Live From Boston” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest, live from Boston! On Birdman, “Sexiest [X] Alive” profiles, and poetry with Robert Pinsky.
The Culture Gabfest “You and Your Strange Ways Here in Hollywood” EditionLive from L.A.! The critics talk to Jenny Slate, discuss the movie adaptation of Gone Girl, talk screenwriting with John August and Craig Mazin, and close out with Natasha Lyonne.
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The Skeleton TwinsSomeone please make Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader a Tracy and Hepburn for our time!
Your Mother-in-Law Loved ChefHow did Jon Favreau’s amiable middlebrow comedy become the sleeper hit of the summer—the movie everyone says you have to see?
The Designing WomanThe perfect career of Lauren Bacall—an exquisite beauty with the quickest mind in the room—in five films.
The Culture Gabfest “Not That Gomorrah” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Guardians of the Galaxy, plagiarism scandals, and brainstorming a new theme song.
The Culture Gabfest “Find Your Biatch” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Serial, Dan Pashman’s Eat More Better, and Zadie Smith’s essay “Find Your Beach.”
The “Live in San Francisco Superfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about California’s sexual consent law, political television, and Silicon Valley’s impact on American culture.
The Culture Gabfest “That Balloon Dog Didn’t Make Itself” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest tours the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney, and discusses the myth of the “self-made man.”
The Culture Gabfest “Oh, Grow Up!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A. O. Scott’s eulogy to adulthood, “fingerprint” words, and the Apple Watch.
The Disappearance of The Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyWhy did Harvey Weinstein have a director transform two reportedly fascinating romantic dramas into one bland one?
The Culture Gabfest “Talk of Shame” EditionA special call-in edition of the Slate Culture Gabfest! On: parenthood, imaginary language knowledge, film festivals, and more.
The Culture Gabfest “Precision of Language” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Giver, ironic misandry, and movie soundtracks.
The Culture Gabfest “Goodnight, Robin Williams” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the late, great Robin Williams; Steven Soderbergh’s new show, The Knick; and how to talk about the weather.
The Art House in Your Living RoomFilm lovers, it's time to cede the summer to multiplexes and watch strange little movies at home. These three make a great start.
Brendan Gleeson Gets BiblicalThe great Irish actor gets a black-humored, faith-obsessed showcase in Calvary.
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