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.   

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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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