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This week, Stephen, Julia, and Dana break down the oedipal space epic Ad Astra.Then, they weigh in on HGTV’s new show A Very Brady Renovation and its crucial mission to re-create the iconic Brady house. Finally, they discuss George Packer’s piece in the Atlantic about New York schools and meritocracy, “When the Culture War Comes for the Kids.”
In Slate Plus, they discuss the highs and lows of this year’s Emmys.
New York Times critic Dwight Garner says, “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.