Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “We Love You Like Kanye Loves Kanye” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Vinyl, Brooklyn, and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.

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This week on Slate Plus, the gabbers ask Slate senior technology writer Will Oremus about the death of Twitter.  

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers weigh in on Vinyl, the new HBO limited series about the New York City music scene in the 1970s. Is the imbalanced ratio of authenticity to flash preposterous or pleasurable? Next up, continuing the runup to the Oscars, the gabbers discuss Brooklyn. Does this movie belong in the big leagues of the Best Picture race? Finally, Slate’s resident Kanyeologist Carl Wilson joins to discuss Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo. Can we enjoy this album and still have complicated feelings about Kanye’s public persona?

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Dana: The website The Garden of Earthly Delights by Jheronimus Bosch, an online interactive adventure

Forrest: Watching the Oscar-nominated animated shorts, especially Pixar’s Sanjay’s Super Team and Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow

Steve: The band The Horse’s Ha and “How the Coens Tricked You Into Thinking ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is About Nothing” by Anne Helen Petersen

Outro: “Stranded in the Jungle” by the New York Dolls

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