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Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Culture Gabfest
Dec. 7 2016 11:36 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Low End Theory” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Edge of Seventeen, A Tribe Called Quest’s new album We Got It From Here …, and Trump’s stunt presidency.
Movies
Dec. 1 2016 10:53 AMJackieAn intense, disorienting biopic about the power of image and celebrity in the White House.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 23 2016 1:03 PMIs Thanksgiving Really the Best Holiday?Maybe. Here’s what Slate’s Culture Gabfest thinks.
Movies
Nov. 18 2016 9:26 AMManchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan’s astonishing drama seems to contain all of life within it.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 16 2016 2:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The New Abnormal” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the election, finding solace in art and culture, and a discussion with Explaining Hitler author Ron Rosenbaum.
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.
Television
Dec. 6 2016 10:21 AMWhat Digger Made of the Gilmore Girls ReunionA conversation with Chris Eigeman about the show’s four final words and more.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 30 2016 2:44 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Banter About Banter” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Disney’s Moana, the return of Gilmore Girls, and whether robots should have rights.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 23 2016 1:02 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Hey Aliens, Use a Coaster” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mike Pence at Hamilton, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, and Billy on the Street.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 17 2016 2:26 PMWill Late-Night Shows Help Us Laugh Through a Trump Presidency?Maybe. Here’s what Slate’s Culture Gabfest thinks about the shifting role of comedy.
Movies
Nov. 11 2016 6:47 PMEllePaul Verhoeven’s unsettling latest is a black comedy about systemic misogyny, a rape whodunit, and so much more.
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.

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