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Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Movies
Sept. 15 2017 11:18 AMNo Number of Exclamation Points Will Prepare You for Mother!Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie is not just an allegory for art, marriage, and the biblical creation. It’s all those things plus a deeply symbolic kitchen sink.
Movies
Sept. 7 2017 1:59 PMThe New It Has Too Much Insane Clown, Not Enough PosseThe latest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel piles on the jump scares, but it’s at its best when showing friends simply clowning around.
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Aug. 31 2017 3:36 PMColumbus Design for LivingA video essayist’s meticulous first feature reminds us of modernism’s utopian roots.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 23 2017 12:27 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The Tree Is a Colander” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Logan Lucky, the solar eclipse, and internet censorship of white supremacists.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 17 2017 3:10 PMBooks for the BeachThe Culture Gabfest on what to read before summer’s end.
Conspiracy Thrillers
Aug. 15 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Bourne TrilogyThe action-packed series showed that even if the hero gets out alive, the conspiracy never ends.
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Aug. 9 2017 7:55 PMGood TimeThis relentless chase movie represents a daring leap forward for both the Safdie brothers and Robert Pattinson.
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Aug. 3 2017 5:03 PMWhose Streets, Whose StoriesWho gets to make art out of black pain? Two very different new movies show why it matters.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 2 2017 9:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Crash! I Dropped a Vase” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Dunkirk, the podcast 36 Questions, and what it means when a musician “sells out.”
Movies
July 27 2017 12:29 PMAtomic BlondeCharlize Theron’s newest action heroine is no Imperator Furiosa, but Atomic Blonde does give her one unforgettable sequence.
Culture Gabfest
July 21 2017 12:39 PMOn MayonnaiseA Culture Gabfest guide to that most controversial of condiments.
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July 17 2017 8:05 PMEven Christopher Nolan Skeptics Will Be Wowed by DunkirkThe Inception filmmaker’s World War II epic is a triumph of—of all things—simplicity.
Culture Gabfest
July 12 2017 9:20 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2017” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on this year’s Summer Strut playlist and the candidates for song of the summer.
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2017 3:10 PMThe Tropes and Gimmicks That Make Narrative Podcasts So Suspiciously SeductiveThe Culture Gabfest unpacks why so many podcasts sound like This American Life.
Movies
July 5 2017 7:17 PMA Ghost StoryThis odd movie, starring Casey Affleck under a bedsheet, won’t scare you, but it will haunt you.
Brow Beat
Sept. 8 2017 7:33 AMSlate’s Spoiler Special Returns for a Spoiler-Filled Discussion of the New Adaptation of It
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 6 2017 10:59 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Look What You Made Richard Dreyfuss Do” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Taylor Swift in the age of Trump, and fan fiction.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 30 2017 11:19 AMThe Culture Gabfest “#NoFilter” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ingrid Goes West, Rick and Morty, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Movies
Aug. 17 2017 3:56 PMLogan LuckySteven Soderbergh’s return to the big screen doesn’t quite re-create that Ocean’s magic, but it’s still a pleasure to have him back.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 16 2017 12:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Hella Doomed” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Insecure, Dr. Strangelove, and a major controversy rocking the world of YA Twitter.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 11 2017 4:05 PMSocial or Shameful?The Culture Gabfest on playing word games online.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 9 2017 11:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest “To Keegan-Michael Key or Not to Key” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hamlet at the Public Theater, Friends From College, and prog rock.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 3 2017 3:34 PMHow the Ending of Dunkirk Managed to Be Beautiful but Not SaccharineA spoiler-rich Culture Gabfest deep dive.
Culture Gabfest
July 29 2017 12:00 PMWill Confederate Be an Insensitive Disaster?The Culture Gabfest on HBO’s newly announced series.
Culture Gabfest
July 26 2017 10:27 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Apes, Pigs, and Comedians” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on War for the Planet of the Apes, Okja and the ethics of eating meat, and comedy in the age of Trump.
Culture Gabfest
July 19 2017 10:05 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Hum in the Drum” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Baby Driver, Jay Z’s album 4:44, and David Brooks’ infamous sandwich op-ed.
Culture Gabfest
July 13 2017 1:13 PMWhat Makes a Song a Smash Hit?The Culture Gabfest chats with the host of Hit Parade, a new podcast about our favorite pop songs.
Movies
July 11 2017 1:03 PMWar for the Planet of the ApesThe thrilling conclusion to this thoughtful trilogy will make a monkey out of anti-franchise snobs.
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2017 10:04 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Edwina, Bring Me the Anatomy Book” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Beguiled, Get Me Roger Stone, and the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.
Culture Gabfest
June 29 2017 4:10 PMWhat We Learned on Our Trip to AustraliaThe Culture Gabfest on Australian wildlife, the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry, and the country’s dutiful acknowledgement of its colonial past.

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