Laura Bennett
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Laura Bennett is Slate’s features director.

The Audio Book Club
Sept. 26 2017 2:00 PMThe Audio Book Club Converses With FriendsSlate critics discuss Sally Rooney’s astute, chatty, painful debut novel about love and friendship.
Culture Gabfest
May 25 2017 12:31 PMWhat Is Really Going on in Twin Peaks: The Return?The Culture Gabfest hunts for meaning amongst the mysteries.
Movies
Feb. 10 2017 10:55 AMFifty Shades DarkerWhy do I keep consenting to this cinematic torture?
Movies
Dec. 20 2016 3:12 PMPassengers Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star as ill-fated lovers on an ill-fated voyage in this ill-fated sci-fi romance.
Assessment
Oct. 13 2016 4:44 PMFall of an Avenging AngelAmerica has never been more captivated by crime or easily stoked by outrage. Why have we tired of Nancy Grace?
Year of Great Books
Sept. 1 2016 11:59 AMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
Brow Beat
Aug. 26 2016 1:45 PMBruce Springsteen Just Played His Longest U.S. Concert Ever, and My God It Was Exhausting
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2016 12:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Steve Is a Mocap Golden Retriever” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The BFG, Animal Kingdom, and Facebook’s new algorithm.
Culture Gabfest
June 22 2016 1:47 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Jalapeños on Your Eyeballs” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Finding Dory, UnReal Season 2, and the phenomenon of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.
Culturebox
May 24 2016 12:12 PMThe Spin DoctorHow one casting director made Dancing With the Stars the leader in celebrity image rehabilitation.
The Audio Book Club
March 24 2016 11:25 AMThe Audio Book Club Practices Better Living Through CriticismSlate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott’s defense of the critical dark arts. 
Brow Beat
March 3 2016 5:45 AMThe Best Thing About Ben Carson’s Campaign Was Jay Pharoah’s SNL Impression of Him
The Oscars
Feb. 24 2016 10:13 AMRoom Is the Best Picture of the YearIt flawlessly adapts its difficult and emotionally complicated source material.
Brow Beat
Dec. 21 2015 7:45 AMThe One Thing Sisters Nails Is Its Portrayal of Women’s Diaries
Books
Dec. 1 2015 11:39 AMThe 23 Best Lines of 2015Great metaphors, terrible sex, and talking dogs in some of the most memorable sentences of the year. 
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 13 2017 11:41 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Bromance as Bloodsport” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Bachelor in Paradise, The Trip to Spain, and The Deuce.
Culture Gabfest
May 24 2017 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Whaboom” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Twin Peaks, The Bachelorette, and Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave” in the Atlantic.
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 23 2017 4:09 PMThe Audio Book Club Receives Some Postcards From the EdgeSlate critics discuss Carrie Fisher’s spirited novel about Hollywood.
Year of Great Books
Nov. 3 2016 5:32 PMAbout FiccionesWhat Jorge Luis Borges taught Slate’s Year of Great Books about free will, plot twists, and intellectual folly.
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 12 2016 11:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the GirlsSlate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.
Nightlight
Aug. 29 2016 9:00 AMThe Unexpected, Trashy Joy of Reading Kids’ Books Written by Celebrities
Brow Beat
Aug. 5 2016 7:42 AMThe Night Of Has a Truly Staggering Amount of Eczema. We Asked a Dermatologist About It.
Culture Gabfest
June 23 2016 1:59 PMWords That Save LivesWe all have a song, a book, or a poem that gets us through life’s rough patches.
Brow Beat
June 21 2016 8:02 AMWatch the Very Charming Rap Video That Ran After the Credits of Everybody Wants Some!!
Brow Beat
March 28 2016 4:50 PMAn Annotation of That Photo of Garry Shandling’s Comedian Friends at the Basketball Game They Played in His Honor
Slate Plus
March 15 2016 12:08 PMKeeping Up Staying on top of the ceaseless flow of culture is a full-time job, especially when it is in fact your job. 
Brow Beat
Feb. 26 2016 10:14 AMWatch All Eight of Slate’s Video Essays on This Year’s Best Picture Nominees
Brow Beat
Jan. 19 2016 10:37 AMHow The Bachelor Comes Up With Its Crazy Contestant Bios, From “Chicken Enthusiast” to “Dog Lover”
Education
Dec. 2 2015 2:28 PMSlate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus
Brow Beat
Nov. 12 2015 7:53 AM“When I’m Playing Him, I Feel Powerful”: A Longtime Trump Impersonator on Getting His Moment

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