Stephen Metcalf
Stephen Metcalf Stephen Metcalf

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

Culture Gabfest
Dec. 12 2018 10:57 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Angry at the Lollipop” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ralph Breaks the Internet, Netflix’s Dogs, and clichés.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 28 2018 11:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Wingless Thrush” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, My Brilliant Friend, and the art of adapting a novel.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 14 2018 11:21 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Dinner Is Served!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Big Mouth, and Stan Lee.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 31 2018 10:53 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House, and women in horror.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 10 2018 11:16 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Just Wanted to Take Another Look at You” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A Star Is Born, America to Me, and “The Morality Wars.”
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 19 2018 12:42 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Oopsie Jar” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A Simple Favor, Boom Town, and the art of headline writing.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 5 2018 2:49 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Eat Your Terrarium” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on BlacKkKlansman, Making It, and the fire at Brazil’s National Museum.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 15 2018 1:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “No Bad Horses” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A Very English Scandal, The Tale, and Aretha Franklin.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 1 2018 1:55 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Fortnite Kegel Storm” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mission: Impossible—Fallout, Fortnite, and the New York Times Magazine’s Gwyneth Paltrow profile.
Culture Gabfest
July 18 2018 1:35 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Grasping at Straws” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Leave No Trace, Who Is America?, and plastic straws.
Culture Gabfest
July 4 2018 7:30 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Unproblematic Trolley” Edition  Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Nanette, and the World Cup.
Culture Gabfest
June 20 2018 11:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Unkindest Cut of All” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Hereditary, The Staircase, and Lend Me Your Ears.
Culture Gabfest
June 6 2018 12:03 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Super Secret Getaway” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Samantha Bee using the c-word, Book Club, and Philip Roth
Culture Gabfest
May 23 2018 12:14 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Guillotine in the Mists” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the royal wedding, Tom Wolfe, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Culture Gabfest
May 9 2018 11:36 AMThe Culture Gabfest “[Laugh Track]” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Tully, Decoder Ring, and brands.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 5 2018 11:10 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Girls, Girls, Burgers” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Support the Girls, The Little Drummer Girl, and the review that (supposedly) killed a restaurant.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 21 2018 10:24 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Mum’s the Word” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Widows, Bodyguard, and the legacy of William Goldman.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 7 2018 11:07 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Orson Welles in a Snuggie” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Other Side of the Wind, Robyn, and Blank Check.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 24 2018 2:02 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Who’s on First” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on First Man, Salt Fat Acid Heat, and the New American Songbook.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 3 2018 12:06 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Pope in a Speedo” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Kidding, Uncover: Escaping NXIVM, and dad jokes.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 12 2018 12:46 PMThe Culture Gabfest “God’s Laptop” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Searching, Sweetener, and Burt Reynolds’ legacy.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 29 2018 10:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Hegemonic Victimhood” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Eighth Grade, Insatiable, and Kelly Marie Tran’s New York Times op-ed.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 8 2018 3:56 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Capitalism Is Grift” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Sorry to Bother You, Succession, and the summer of scammers.
Culture Gabfest
July 25 2018 11:58 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2018” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on this year’s candidates for song of the summer and our annual Summer Strut playlist.
Culture Gabfest
July 11 2018 11:31 AMThe Culture Gabfest “This Is the Chewiest Thing I've Ever Had in My Mouth” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Nailed It!, and the Scarlett Johansson trans casting controversy.
Culture Gabfest
June 27 2018 10:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Anthony Rising” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Incredibles 2, 30 for 30’s “Bikram,” and astrology.
Culture Gabfest
June 13 2018 1:37 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Elan Deficit” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ocean’s 8, Instagram stories, and Anthony Bourdain.
Culture Gabfest
May 30 2018 11:04 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Whiskey and Pepto Bismol” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on First Reformed, My Favorite Murder, and Tucker Max.
Brow Beat
May 23 2018 10:42 AMWhat Made Philip Roth the Great American Postwar Novelist
Culture Gabfest
May 2 2018 10:51 AMThe Culture Gabfest “The Monkfish Was Fine” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild Wild Country, Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and YouTube.

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