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The Culture Gabfest “Will There Be a Zombie Around the Corner?” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Fear the Walking Dead, and the Ashley Madison hack.

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This week on Slate Plus, June and Julia talk about back-to-school rituals.

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, Laura Miler joins June and Julia to discuss The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a film based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic memoir. How well does it capture the complexities of teenage sexuality? Next, Mike Vuolo and the gabbers weigh in on AMC’s new Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead. Why is the zombie apocalypse genre so compelling to its fans? Finally, hackers recently exposed extremely personal information about the users of the dating website for cheaters, Ashley Madison. Will this hack make us more paranoid about what kind of information we put online?

Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:


June: The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman

Amanda: Off-leash hours at parks

Julia:  Lane Brown’s interview with Quentin Tarantino in New York magazine

Outro: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams

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