Learning to love Comic Sans

February 08, 2018
Studio 360

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Kurt Andersen talks with Ruth E. Carter, the costume designer who recreated historically accurate clothing for period pieces like “Malcolm X,” “Selma” and “The Butler,” but for “Black Panther” came up with a bold look for the future. Randy Levin is one of those Billy Joel obsessives who even has recordings of Joel when he played in a psychedelic rock band in the 1960s, but after Levin had kids, he heard one familiar Joel song in a new — and profound — way.

Meanwhile, Comic Sans is the most hated font, hands down, but Jessamyn West likes it and says you should, too. And John McWhorter tells us why he hates the book that every writer and nitpicky grammarian loves: “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White. 

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