Julia Turner Julia Turner

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate and a regular on Slate's Culture Gabfest podcast.

Culture Gabfest
Dec. 11 2013 1:02 PMThe Culture Gabfest “All That Chintz” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Inside Llewyn Davis, the threat of “smarm,” and “Interwoven Globe” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 27 2013 1:04 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Over the River and Through the Woods” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Nebraska, new online shopping site the Prowl, and the highs and lows of Thanksgiving fare.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 13 2013 11:43 AMWhat Makes Scandal So Addictive?
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 23 2013 10:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Radiators and Bassoons” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on 12 Years a Slave, Up Late with Alec Baldwin, and Welcome to Night Vale.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 9 2013 10:37 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Watch Out for the Dildo” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Alfonso Cuarón’s new film Gravity, Masters of Sex, and “coolness” in 2013.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2013 6:18 PMThe Spoiler Special Podcast, Breaking Bad Edition
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 25 2013 3:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Brooklyn” EditionA Brooklyn live show of Slate’s Culture Gabfest, in which the critics discuss Enough Said, “Brooklyn” the brand, and Grand Theft Auto V.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 18 2013 9:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Can Someone Show Me How to Laugh Deeply?” EditionA special call-in edition of Slate’s Culture Gabfest, in which topics range from globalization to chicken husbandry.
Sept. 10 2013 7:30 AMEntertaining Rule No. 7: Get the Lights Right
Slate Fare
Aug. 27 2013 4:22 PMGet Ready for Slate’s RedesignFor the next few weeks, select users will be seeing a preview of our new look.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 14 2013 12:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut” EditionSlate's podcast about Larry David’s new HBO movie Clear History, the dearth of women in philosophy, and the Summer Strut 2013 playlist.
Aug. 1 2013 5:43 AMBoggle Is Better Than ScrabbleDon’t scoff, word nerds. It’s true.
July 29 2013 5:36 AMA Brief History of the BikiniHow the tiny swimsuit conquered America.
Culture Gabfest
July 17 2013 11:06 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Initiate Neural Handshake” EditionSlate's podcast about Guillermo del Toro’s new film Pacific Rim, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, and nostalgia.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 20 2013 3:12 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Only Beyoncé Could Make Me Not Like Beyoncé EditionSlate's podcast about the new Beyoncé documentary, the dad magazine Kindling Quarterly, and the Oscar-nominated documentary Searching for Sugar Man.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 4 2013 2:27 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Eat My Shortz” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on HBO’s Getting On, the saga of “Diane in 7A,” and the crossword puzzles with Will Shortz.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 20 2013 10:31 AMWill Matthew McConaughey Win an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club?
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 30 2013 11:42 AMIs Romeo and Juliet a Good Play? Slate’s Culture Gabfest Discusses.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 16 2013 11:01 AMThe Culture Gabfest “We’re Not Here to Fish” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Captain Phillips, the SAT writing section, and Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 2 2013 9:58 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Butchery and Bitchery” EditionSlate’s podcast about Drake’s new album, hatchet job book reviews, and Apple’s new operating system iOS7.
Sept. 26 2013 12:59 PMEntertaining Rule No. 17: Buy This Particular Ottoman for Your Overnight Guests
Slate Fare
Sept. 22 2013 11:52 PMDissecting the Slate RedesignSlate’s senior product manager David Stern explains the painstaking process and the cool technology that powers our new look.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 11 2013 10:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Log-Toting Salinger” EditionSlate’s podcast about the new documentary Salinger, popularity in the Internet age, and changes at the Onion.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 28 2013 12:49 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Flirting With Vomit” EditionSlate's podcast about the new film The World’s End, Miley Cyrus’ “racy” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and amusement parks.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 21 2013 11:07 AMThe Culture Gabfest “In a World Without Steve and Dana” EditionSlate's podcast about the new film In a World, experiments in online longform journalism, and “Blurred Lines.”
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 7 2013 10:24 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Take It to the Bridge” EditionSlate's podcast about The Spectacular Now, the FX crime drama The Bridge, and the power of melody.
Culture Gabfest
July 31 2013 10:28 AMThe Culture Gabfest “It Was a Dark and Stormy Gabfest” EditionSlate's podcast about Woody Allen’s new film Blue Jasmine, racism on Big Brother, and first lines in literature.
Culture Gabfest
July 24 2013 11:07 AMThe Culture Gabfest “The Duchess Has a Vagina” EditionSlate's podcast about the new Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, the documentary The Act of Killing, and the royal baby.
Culture Gabfest
July 10 2013 10:04 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Mini Goth Dumbo” EditionSlate's podcast about the MTV series Catfish, on the end of privacy, and Dana Stevens’ screed against flip-flops.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 6 2013 2:09 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Six Seconds of My Life Manage to Bore Even Me EditionSlate's podcast about the Netflix original series House of Cards, the video-sharing app Vine, and the Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook.




Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.