is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
I never wrote about the unfortunate demise of The Dissolve, a truly wonderful site devoted to film criticism and news that shut down earlier this year. I was a regular visitor, soaking up its writers and editors’ cerebrally passionate reviews and essays about the full spectrum of cinema. That’s why I’m so happy that several of that site’s editors have just reunited to produce The Next Picture Show, a new podcast with a novel structure: each “episode” comes in two parts; one focuses on a contemporary movie release and the other on an earlier film, a historical precedent.
The first two-parter covers “Spotlight,” a superb dramatization of The Boston Globe’s coverage of pedophile Catholic priests almost fifteen years ago—this is very likely the best film of the year. Its counterpart is “All the President’s Men,” the modern classic of American journalism that dramatizes The Washington Post’s breaking of the Watergate scandal. Both discussions are substantive, witty and entertaining.
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