Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “Men Are Still Good” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, and bros.

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This week on Slate Plus, Julia, Dana, Steve, and producer Ann Heppermann say how they would spend 24 hours in New York City.   


On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, Jamelle Bouie joins to weigh in on Batman v Superman. What made this movie such a critical dud and such a box office smash? Next up, the gabbers check in with Samantha Bee’s late night show, Full Frontal. Is this show a fresh revelation or just a good late-night show still finding its way? Finally, Wesley Morris joins to discuss his recent article in the New York Times Magazine that takes a close look at the deployment of the word bro in culture. Calling someone a “bro” is a way to challenge power, but does it ultimately harm male friendship?


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Dana: June Thomas’ podcast on The Americans

Julia: Siggi’s orange and ginger yogurt

Steve: What Are You Going to Do With Your Life? by Echo and the Bunnymen

Outro: “What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?” by Echo and the Bunnymen

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