Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “Life Star Death Star” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Search Party, and Stevie Wonder.

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This week on Slate Plus, Dan makes Dana and Stephen revisit their past opinions to re-evaluate them.

On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss the movie Rogue One, the newest addition to the Star Wars film franchise, and contemplate whether it works as a standalone success or if it falls under the shadow of its predecessors. Next, the gabbers consider the new comedy-mystery series on TBS, Search Party, about a group of friends searching for an old college acquaintance who has gone missing. Are these characters irredeemable narcissists, or are they simply lost in adulthood? Last, it’s Wonder Week here at Slate, where we’re taking an opportunity to celebrate one of the greatest musicians alive: Stevie Wonder. Pop critic Jack Hamilton joins the Gabfest to discuss Slate’s Wonder Week coverage and the artist’s incredible creative streak from 1972–76.

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Dana: Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe by Daniel Hoffman

Dan: Pedro Almodovar’s new film Julieta

Stephen: Teenage Fanclub’s new album Here

Outro: “I’m in Love“ by Teenage Fanclub

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