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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled Unmastered, the New York Times Magazine work issue, and the eradication of the original Ku Klux Klan.

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 389 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner

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This week on Slate Plus, Julia, Dana, Steve and Carl talk about the cultural experiences that have moved them to tears.  

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, Carl Wilson joins to discuss Kendrick Lamar’s new album, Untitled Unmastered. How does it compare with its predecessor, To Pimp a Butterfly? Next up, the gabbers weigh in on the New York Times Magazine special issue on the American workplace. How is office culture evolving in a digital age? Finally, novelist Matthew Pearl discusses his recent piece in Slate on the untold story of the eradication of the original Ku Klux Klan. How did President Ulysses S. Grant develop a strategy to break up the group’s stronghold?

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Dana: The Birth of a Nation, especially the Kino edition

Julia: The Metrograph movie theater in New York and The Purple Rose of Cairo

Steve: Adding molasses to granola, “The Best Rapper Alive, Every Year Since 1979” in Complex, and Michelle Monaghan’s performance in True Detective

Outro: “Love Is All Around” by Hüsker Dü

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