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Stephen Metcalf is Slate's critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.

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April 30 2014 10:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Gild This” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and spring cleaning.
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April 16 2014 2:46 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Silent T Party” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Stephen Colbert’s move to The Late Show, Adam Begley’s Updike, and Futurism at the Guggenheim.
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April 9 2014 12:46 PMDoes Silicon Valley Have a Sense of Humor?
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March 19 2014 11:22 AMDo Trigger Warnings Promote Sensitivity or Entitlement on College Campuses?
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Feb. 26 2014 11:49 AMWhere Would Judd Apatow Be Without Harold Ramis?
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Feb. 12 2014 12:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Piece of Resistance” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Lego Movie, how the Sochi games affect U.S. views of Russia, and historical photos on Twitter.
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Jan. 29 2014 2:15 PMIn What World Could Philomena Win Best Picture?
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Jan. 15 2014 10:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “From Now on This Gabfest Is a Space for Silent Reflection” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on True Detective, The Spoils of Babylon, and the absence of African-American artists at the top of Billboard charts.
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Jan. 2 2014 12:55 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Wolfie Is My Safe Word” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Wolf of Wall Street, Call the Midwife, and Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency.
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Dec. 18 2013 6:24 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Don’t Put Metal in the Science Oven” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on American Hustle, the Danish political drama Borgen, and long-form journalism in the digital age.
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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.
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Nov. 20 2013 10:31 AMWill Matthew McConaughey Win an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club?
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Nov. 6 2013 12:01 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Two-Thirds French” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Blue is the Warmest Color, The Returned, and Claudia Roth-Pierpont’s new book Roth Unbound.
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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.
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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.
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April 23 2014 12:48 PMShould Gawker Ban Internet Slang?
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April 2 2014 12:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Are You There God? It’s Me, Hollywood” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Noah, Doll & Em, and the end of Television Without Pity.
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March 5 2014 2:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Travoltified” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Academy Awards, American fraternities, and the “normcore” aesthetic.
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Feb. 19 2014 11:29 AMIs Italian Oscar Nominee The Great Beauty a Sumptuous Feast or a Pretentious Mess?
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Feb. 5 2014 11:01 AMRosanne Cash Names Her Favorite Rosanne Cash Song
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Jan. 22 2014 12:01 PMShould the Allegations Against Woody Allen Affect How We Feel About His Movies?
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Jan. 8 2014 12:49 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Do Androids Dream of Joaquin Phoenix?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Her, Isaac Asimov’s predictions for 2014, and the pretense of anonymity in restaurant criticism.
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Dec. 25 2013 10:00 AMWhat Makes for “Good Conversation”?
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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.
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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.
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Nov. 13 2013 11:43 AMWhat Makes Scandal So Addictive?
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Oct. 30 2013 11:42 AMIs Romeo and Juliet a Good Play? Slate’s Culture Gabfest Discusses.
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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.
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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.

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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.