Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest “#NoFilter” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Ingrid Goes West, Rick and Morty, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Ingrid Goes West, starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, the culture’s obsession with social media, and if the movie pays off in any satisfying way. Then, they discuss the animated series Rick and Morty, a cartoon about the misadventures of a genius and his grandson with an exceptionally dark sense of humor. Finally, Aisha Harris joins the gabbers to discuss her visit to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a southern take on Medieval Times–style dinner theater in which the North and South battle it out.

Links to some of the things we discussed this week:


Dana: Taking a break from social media and the news

Isaac: Levels of the Game by John McPhee and The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Stephen: The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante and the band Eggstone

Outro: “Wrong Heaven” by Eggstone

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