Criticism Is Dead

Superstore, Abstract: "Ruth Carter, Costume Design," and Montero

We discuss Superstore, a rare kind of workplace drama, and Abstract's episode on a legendary costume designer.

04:02 Superstore, streaming on Hulu and Peacock, combines the fantasy of the warm work family with the reality of the minimum wage-earning working class under modern capitalism.

19:30 Abstract, a design docuseries on Netflix, dives deep into the world of Ruth E. Carter, Oscar-winning costume designer for films like Black Panther and Do the Right Thing. Mostly, we take this as an opportunity to talk about costume design in film and TV! (We'll include as many visuals as we can in our newsletter.)

34:59 Plus, culture notes on Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" and overt depictions of queerness and sex as a revolutionary act.


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Artwork and design: Sara Macias and Andrew Liu

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