Compiti per il weekend – 31/03/2018
In questa rubrica vi segnaliamo articoli e video 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 e i video non sono necessariamente in italiano, anzi, è tristemente probabile che non lo siano. La periodicità dell’appuntamento potrebbe essere settimanale, ma vai a sapere.
The Wire, 10 years on: ‘We tore the cover off a city and showed the American dream was dead’ (leggi l'articolo su The Guardian)
Exactly 10 years after its final episode aired, The Wire is established as one of the greatest shows in the history of US television – some would say the greatest. But, while shows such as The Sopranos and Mad Men launched with loud fanfares and walked paths strewn with accolades, strong ratings and Emmy awards, The Wire’s route to the pantheon was a long slog.
The Music of “High Maintenance” Isn’t Your Dad’s Stoner Jams (leggi l'articolo su Pitchfork)
If pop culture has begun to understand that the city’s marijuana trade rarely looks that way anymore, it’s thanks in part to “High Maintenance,” a big-hearted HBO dramedy about a weed delivery man. Co-creator Ben Sinclair stars as the Guy, an unnamed dealer whose tools of the trade include a bike, a smartphone, and a bartender’s unassuming amiability.
Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers (leggi l'articolo su The Verge)
Sources say the culture of the studio never properly adapted from its indie mentality to one more appropriate for its larger size. Tribal knowledge persisted over clearly documented processes, and a lack of communication among employees bred confusion.
I Watched All 629 Episodes of The Simpsons in a Month. Here’s What I Learned. (leggi l'articolo su Antihuman)
"At its peak, The Simpsons exhibited a kind of sunny, nerdish nihilism: it would sacrifice anything (character consistency, narrative logic, continuity) in order to be funny. Being funny was the show’s supreme value. There’s a name for this particular aesthetic: absurdism. During its Golden Age, The Simpsons was the greatest absurdist comedy ever made."
‘Rick and Morty’ and The Rise of The ‘I’m a Piece of Shit’ Defense (leggi l'articolo su Mel)
This is where you trace the schism in Rick and Morty’s viewership. There are fans who seem to think Rick’s horrible behavior is justified because he’s cognizant of the damage it does and the cycle of self-loathing that attends each bout of emotional abuse.