Julia Turner Julia Turner

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

Culture Gabfest
Aug. 15 2012 11:25 AMThe Culture Gabfest: 25 Sex Moves He Secretly Wishes You’d Try EditionSlate's podcast about the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, the new comedy The Campaign, and summer swimming.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 1 2012 5:47 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Scary Mascot EditionSlate's podcast about Jonah Lehrer’s fabrication and resignation, the London Olympics, and the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.
Culture Gabfest
July 18 2012 12:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Utter Tosh EditionListen to Slate's show about the USA miniseries Political Animals, the Daniel Tosh rape-joke controversy, and Dana’s lifelong indifference to games.
Five-ring Circus
July 11 2012 4:19 PMThe Revenge of the Olympic BeretWe thought it was dead, but Ralph Lauren has brought back the hideous headgear for the London Games.
Culture Gabfest
June 27 2012 11:54 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Vamp” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Pixar movie Brave, Aaron Sorkin’s latest offering The Newsroom, and the legacy of film critic Andrew Sarris.
Culture Gabfest
June 13 2012 2:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Don’t Drive Like My Brother” EditionListen to Slate's show about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the story of sexual abuse at the Horace Mann School, and the end of NPR’s Car Talk.
The Chat Room
June 11 2012 5:19 PM“Please Keep Punching Pete”John Swansburg and Julia Turner chat with readers about the season finale of Mad Men.
Culture Gabfest
June 6 2012 12:36 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Movies on the Radio Live” EditionListen to Slate's show about Moonrise Kingdom and Wes Anderson, film scoring 101, and film composer Howard Shore.
Tv Club
May 30 2012 12:47 PMMad Men, Season 5Is Don "the asshole who would buy this car"?
Tv Club
May 28 2012 12:47 AMMad Men, Season 5Offers they couldn't refuse.
Tv Club
May 22 2012 10:13 AMMad Men, Season 5A night at the theater with Don and Megan.
Tv Club
May 21 2012 1:12 AMMad Men, Season 5Don and Joan go for a drive. Plus: Questions for Rich Sommer!
Tv Club
May 15 2012 3:32 PMMad Men, Season 5Anachronism check: Roger's use of "impactful."
Tv Club
May 14 2012 11:27 AMMad Men, Season 5In cautious defense of Betty.
The Chat Room
May 7 2012 6:14 PMSylvia Plath in Mad MenJulia Turner chats with readers about "Lady Lazarus."
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 8 2012 11:14 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Don’t Look Down EditionSlate's podcast about Sight & Sound’s list of top films, the ABC Family series Bunheads, and Seinfeld’s Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Culture Gabfest
July 25 2012 1:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Batman and Robins EditionSlate's podcast about The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Marclay’s 24-hour film The Clock, and the HBO documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect.
Culture Gabfest
July 11 2012 4:26 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Summer Strut” EditionListen to Slate's show about Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom Anger Management, the recent New York Times op-ed about the “ ‘Busy’ Trap,” and the Summer Strut 2012 playlist.
Culture Gabfest
July 4 2012 8:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest, ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Steven Soderbergh movie Magic Mike, the legacy of writer and director Nora Ephron, and Anderson Cooper coming out as gay.
Culture Gabfest
June 20 2012 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Curb Appeal” EditionListen to Slate's show about fakery on HGTV’s House Hunters, human-animal zoobiquity, and Carly Rae Jepsen’s irresistible hit song “Call Me Maybe.”
Tv Club
June 12 2012 7:59 AMMad Men, Season 5Pete's been a weirdo since the beginning.
Tv Club
June 11 2012 7:58 AMMad Men, Season 5Now that Megan is Beauty, will Don be the Beast?
Tv Club
June 4 2012 10:41 PMMad Men, Season 5I loved Sally and Glen's awkward rapport.
Culture Gabfest
May 30 2012 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” EditionListen to Slate's show about literary vs. genre fiction, the mobile publishing platform the Atavist, and the New York Times’ Vows column.
Culture Gabfest
May 23 2012 10:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “I Think We Really Made a Connection” EditionListen to Slate's show about the contributions of Robin Gibb and Donna Summer to the legacy of disco, The Bachelorette, and the art of the commencement speech.
The Chat Room
May 21 2012 4:46 PMHarry Crane’s Baffling Lack of FailureJulia Turner chats with readers about the latest episode of Mad Men.
Culture Gabfest
May 16 2012 11:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Heeeeere's Johnny (Depp)” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Dark Shadows adaptation, the documentary Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, and the furor over concussions in football.
Tv Club
May 15 2012 10:56 AMMad Men, Season 5The hidden depths of Stan Rizzo.
Culture Gabfest
May 9 2012 12:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Wild Rumpus” EditionMaurice Sendak, art market economics, and the phenomenon of hate-watching.
Tv Club
May 7 2012 11:28 AMMad Men, Season 5Rory Gilmore is not the girl for Pete Campbell.




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

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The XX Factor
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Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
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  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
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Sports Nut
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