Culture Gabfest “Super-Abled” Edition
Slate’s Culture Gabfest on The Nightingale, The Boys, and Toni Morrison.
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Stephen is joined by Slate’s Gabriel Roth and the New York Times’ Aisha Harris to discuss Jennifer Kent’s new movie, The Nightingale, about the brutality and racism of colonial Australia. Is the film brutally honest about Britain’s colonial regime, or just brutal? Then, Amazon’s The Boys is a superhero satire based on a comic series by Garth Ennis that presents superheroes as preening, mostly nihilistic übermensches. Finally, the panel discusses the life and work of the great Toni Morrison with Sarah J. Jackson, professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
On Slate Plus, the panel spoils The Nightingale.
Aisha endorses the TV show Schitt’s Creek and Catherine O’Hara’s character’s bizarre accent.
Gabe endorses Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.
Stephen endorses the Wahl electric clipper for pet shearing, and the act of clipping your dog’s hair.
Outro is “Up for a Cocktail” by Colors of Illusion
Podcast production by Benjamin Frisch.