Letture per il weekend – 27/05/2017
In questa rubrica vi segnaliamo articoli che abbiamo trovato interessanti, sfiziosi, gustosi o, insomma, degni di essere menzionati, e che sono più o meno legati ai temi che ci piace trattare su Outcast. Gli articoli non sono necessariamente in italiano, anzi, è tristemente probabile che non lo siano. La periodicità dell’appuntamento potrebbe essere settimanale, ma vai a sapere.
How Twin Peaks Invented Modern Television (leggi l'articolo su The Atlantic)
Because let’s be clear: Without Twin Peaks, and its big-bang expansion of the possibilities of television, half your favorite shows wouldn’t exist. The absorptive, all-in serial, sonically and visually entire, novelistically cantilevered with deep structure and extending backwards into the viewer’s brain, was simply not a thing before Lynch and Frost.
This Is (Not) A Review Of Dishonored 2 (leggi l'articolo su Stomp)
Dishonored 2 is focused on the important stuff. The game begins, immediately, with a coup attempt. You are happy, everything is fine, and then an impostor to the throne shows up, turns someone into stone. If you choose to be Corvo, the Lord Protector and protagonist of the last game, this means that you want to save Emily from being turned into stone. If you choose to be Emily, the Empress, you want to save Corvo from being turned into stone.
How A Menswear Wunderkind Gave the Alien Franchise Its Badass New Look (leggi l'articolo su GQ Style)
"She told me that when she saw the pieces they were exactly what she and Ridley had been talking about for the aesthetic of the Alien film."
“Master of None” Understands How a New Generation Listens to Music (leggi l'articolo su Pitchfork)
This is the genius of the music supervision on “Master of None,” a show that understands better than any other how young adults who love music actually consume it.
Chasing the First Arcade Easter Egg (leggi l'articolo sul blog di Ed Fries)
This was something I had to pursue! There were only two things I needed to figure out: when was “Starship 1” released and how to actually trigger the Easter egg.
Harry Shearer: Why My 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Affects All Creators (leggi l'articolo su Rolling Stone)
The mockumentary, which Ozzy Osbourne has said felt all too realistic, was written by its stars, [...] "The closer we dared to get to the real thing, the closer the real thing dared to get to us," Shearer once told Rolling Stone. "It's like reality is calling our bluff at every step along the way."
Nintendo’s Baffling Stock Issues Are the Worst Kind of Nostalgia (leggi l'articolo su The Ringer)
In the last couple of years, buying Nintendo products has turned into a real-world fetch quest of the most frustrating sort. Amiibo, the company’s popular line of electronic action figures, are tough enough to track down that collectors have taken to drafting rarity guides. The 3DS, which has been on the market for years, was bizarrely difficult to purchase as recently as February. And finding a store that has the company’s latest console, the Switch, on shelves feels a little too much like hunting an elusive Snorlax in Pokémon Go.