Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “And Now It’s Dead” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the death of Gawker, Kubo and the Two Strings, and pop culture vacations.

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 414 with Dan Kois, Dana Stevens, and Jessica Winter with the audio player below.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the rise and fall of Gawker and the hole it will leave behind in the internet after 14 years. Next up, Kubo and the Two Strings, a stop-motion animated film from Laika Studios, has wooed film critics around the world, but will it impress the Gabfesters? Last, with lake-filled dreams and teenage nostalgia trips, the critics discuss their favorite pop culture vacations, good and bad.

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Endorsements

Dan: Matthew Perpetua’s survey mixes of every year of the ’80s on Fluxblog

Jessica: You Will Know Me, by Megan Abbott

Dana: Animals Sitting on Capybaras

Outro: “Casanova” by LeVert

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