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About The Zero Of Form

Duane likes his bikes like he likes his women: with semi-aero wheels, track geometry, flat lugged forks, and either nice lugwork or clean sturdy welds. Duane's sign is Merckx.

Things A Critic Actually Likes – Part 2

In my previous post, I gave an explanation of the creep of negativism that accompanies “critique” as a genre. I then described two of the things I love the most in the world, explaining them thus, “…today I set aside … Continue reading

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Competing Visions for Los Angeles – Suburbia, Citadel Urbanism, or a Landscape of Reinvestment?

What was once a pinprick of a single private retail space masquerading as a “public” venue, the Staples Center, is metastasizing into a fortified island in Downtown LA. We shouldn’t be surprised at this. The city of Los Angeles has … Continue reading

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Things A Critic Actually Likes – 1 of 2

It is the eternal stance of the “progressive” or “reformer” that there are always conditions to be improved. I believe this. There is always criticism to be levied of our shortcomings on all levels. All critics are optimistic – even … Continue reading

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Steampunk and Salvagepunk Part I

[In which I define nor refer to neither Steampunk nor Salvagepunk, but rather only build a universe in which these things can exist, let alone have significance.] I am not trained in philosophy. So I apologize in advance for any … Continue reading

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Diversification and the Public Welfare

There are many standard post-industrial/post-apocalyptic narratives regarding Detroit’s rise, fall, and possible reemergence as something new. But in his newest journal post, David Byrne talks about Detroit and its failure, which was written into it’s DNA: the more successful the … Continue reading

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Monday Medicine – First Dose

You should turn that damn thing off and go play in the yard. Or look at some art. Or sit on a rock and consider the impact of new media on the human consciousness. That’s why on Mondays The Satellite … Continue reading

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