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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Patty Jenkins’ new movie Wonder Woman, its importance as a female-driven film, and how it reinvigorates the superhero movie genre. Next, they’re joined by Melbourne’s own Courtney Barnett, who discusses her music and songwriting process, even performing a few of her songs for the gabbers. Finally, Michael Williams, the director of the Wheeler Centre, joins the conversation to talk about travel and Americans’ cultural perceptions of Australia.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Wonder Woman
- Dana’s review of Wonder Woman in Slate
- Captain America
- Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
- “Depreston” by Courtney Barnett
- “Courtney Barnett on Her Inner Monologue, Going Mainstream, and Not Self-Identifying as a Millennial” by Gabriel Roth in Slate
- The music video for “Dead Fox” by Courtney Barnett
- The Wheeler Centre
- The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
- Strictly Ballroom
Dana: Injury Time by Clive James
Julia: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Stephen: The music of the Lucksmiths
Outro: “Sunlight in a Jar” by the Lucksmiths
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