The Mandalorian and the Pitfalls of Star Wars Fan Service
I was tricked into liking the new Disney+ Star Wars show. Until the finale.
Winter 2021 Playlist: Another Kind of Life
The third addition to my annual winter playlist series mixes ambient, folk, and post-punk songs.
An American Tragedy
Considering the parallels between Barack Obama's memoir and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.
Movies Watched, 2020
A list of every movied I watched in 2020.
Books Read, 2020
A list of every book I read in 2020.
Favorite Albums of 2020
Thinking about the music, both new and old, that made up my soundtrack for this strange year
Photographs from weekly walks around the neighborhood.
When Hope and History Rhyme
Another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed.
Kurt Andersen looks at how America was designed
Fantasyland and Evil Geniuses are books about American history but they are also books about design.
New Essay: On design criticism and the expanding nature of design
For Eye on Design, I wrote about the state of design criticism and how the field has gotten grown and gotten more complex.