Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “[Rocky Theme]” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Creed, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and regulating addiction on the Internet.

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This week on Slate Plus, Dana, Steve, and Julia re-examine Julia’s favorite childhood book: Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse.

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics weigh in on Creed: the latest installment in the unkillable Rocky franchise. Is it exploitative kitsch or a knockout hit? Next up, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is catching the attention of Marvel superfans and Marvel neophytes alike. What sets it apart from other superhero fare? Finally, the critics discuss a new article in Aeon that asks whether we should regulate the Internet and technology as we would any other addictive substance. Is there something particularly insidious about how recent technology tries to maximize our consumption?

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Julia: John Legend’s song about nutmeg on A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, and Nuzzel

Steve: The movie Cop Land and the music of Red Garland

Outro: “Nutmeg” by John Legend

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