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New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

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New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

kate_culture_gabfest ,

Why doesn’t Stephen have to perform ad reads?

Why doesn’t Stephen have to perform ad reads? I’m not saying it’s sexist, but I’m not NOT saying it’s sexist. Make him sling some sheets or courses for once!

DT63 ,

Julia phones it in

Once again Julia has nothing to add. This time she endorsed a deep sea mussel ... as culture. Another time it was a children’s book. Come on, do some homework, Julia. You’re getting paid for this. Also Steve got butt-hurt for being wrong. Hilarious.

Herschel1980 ,

Time to say goodbye...

Unsubscribing today after more than 6 years of listening each week. The topics seemed to grow increasingly tone deaf and myopic. I went from feeling stimulated intellectually each week to fighting boredom and fast forwarding through each episode more and more. Today I couldn’t even get through the second segment. Sadly, SM, Dana and Julia all seem to feel they are phoning it in too...

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