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Design of the Week | Spotlight

Really, Mark de Silva's essay on putdownable prose and the difference between cookie-cutter and visionary work published at 3:AM Magazine had a profound effect on me. Previously, I held a speech by Jason Flores-Williams, delivered at the closing of CBGB's, and later published in The Brooklyn Rail as my raison d'être at Two Dollar Radio.

CBGB's on Two Dollar Radio's Radio Waves blog

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 03 March, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Chi-Raq

Spike Lee gives you ample reasons to dislike his new movie, Chi-Raq, most notably the heavy-handedness with which the director and co-writer drives home his message. I imagine that most viewers fall into the same camp as Lee with regards to topical American issues such as racial inequity, gun control and responsibility, and the imprisonment of the poor. No matter how stirring John Cusack's performance is, Lee's not winning over skeptics because of delivery.

Chi-Raq film by Spike Lee at Two Dollar Radio's Radio Waves blog

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 03 February, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | In Praise of Fargo

A couple weeks ago I was lamenting the predictability of what I think of as MFA writing, evident in much contemporary literature, but also in pretty much every single TV show or film produced these days, even the independent features, while proclaiming the merits of gonzo endings.

Fargo

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 13 January, 2016 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

I remember seeing the original Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon three times in theaters.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Radio Waves blog

 

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 30 December, 2015 0 comments |
Design of the Week | Twin Peaks

While it's not much of a teaser (unless that they're teasing you that the show you've been waiting decades for to return to television isn't going to air in 2016 as initially proclaimed, but rather at some indeterminate date in 2017), Showtime released what they're calling a teaser for the return of Twin Peaks.

Still of Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 23 December, 2015 1 comment |
Design of the Week | Run the Jewels

In, of all places, a critique of Jay Z's album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' at The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones writes with astounding economy the best description of what it's like to be alive in the racially polarized America of modern times...

Design of the Week: Run the Jewels's prescient and timely music (and design)

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 09 December, 2015 0 comments |
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Evil Twin Falco beer bottle design

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Posted by Eric Obenauf on 02 December, 2015 0 comments |
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