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The Golden Age of TV Was Born in the 1980s -- Vulture
Now that talent and vision have become values to be cultivated instead of irritations to be managed or stamped out, the personalities of individual creators have become much stronger. Networks, cable channels, and streaming services have figured out that if you turn creativity into a cult of personality, you can get the audience interested in the storytelling as well as the story. They’ll second-guess what just happened, compete to guess what’ll happen next, and speculate on how all the pieces fit (or don’t). Storytellers as aesthetically and temperamentally dissimilar as Louis C.K., Noah Hawley (Fargo), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Kenya Barris (Black-ish), Pamela Arlon (Better Things), the Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things), Ryan Murphy (every other show on TV, seemingly), and Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy (Westworld) can all be discussed now as artists and storytellers who are very much in charge of the worlds they devise, executives’ notes notwithstanding.
television  1980s  history  WKRPinCincinnati  HillStreetBlues  StElsewhere  MiamiVice  Wiseguy  Moonlighting  CopRock  Seinfeld  MarriedwithChildren  TheCosbyShow  FamilyTies  Roseanne  CrimeStory  Dallas  FalconCrest  advocacy  Vulture  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
The Horrific, Predictable Result of a Widely Armed Citizenry - The New Yorker
Once again, the difference in policy views is clear, and can be coolly stated: those who insist on the right to concealed weapons, to the open carrying of firearms, to the availability of military weapons—to the essentially unlimited dissemination of guns—guarantee that the murders will continue. They have no plan to end them, except to return fire, with results we know. The people who don’t want the regulations that we know will help curb (not end) violent acts and help make them rare (not non-existent) have reconciled themselves to the mass murder of police officers, as well as of innocent men and women during traffic stops and of long, ghostly rows of harmless civilians and helpless children. The country is now clearly divided among those who want the killings and violence to stop and those who don’t. In the words of the old activist song, which side are you on?
guns  guncontrol  concealedcarry  regulations  critique  Dallas  USA  NewYorker  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
The World's Most Influential Cities |
In order to quantify cities’ global influence, we looked at eight factors: the amount of foreign direct investment they have attracted; the concentration of corporate headquarters; how many particular business niches they dominate; air connectivity (ease of travel to other global cities); strength of producer services; financial services; technology and media power; and racial diversity. (Click here for a more detailed description of our methodology.) We found those factors particularly important in identifying rising stars that, someday, might challenge the current hegemony of our two top-ranked global cities, London and New York.
cities  ranking  influence  global  London  NewYork  Paris  Singapore  Tokyo  HongKong  Dubai  Beijing  Sydney  LosAngeles  SanFrancisco  Toronto  Zurich  Frankfurt  Houston  Amsterdam  Seoul  Washington  Shanghai  AbuDhabi  Chicago  Moscow  Boston  Brussels  Dallas  Madrid  Melbourne  SaoPaulo  Istanbul  Miami  Johannesburg  KualaLumpur  Mumbai  Bangkok  Delhi  Geneva  Atlanta  Berlin  Seattle  TelAviv  MexicoCity  Milan  Montreal  BuenosAires  Jakarta  Philadelphia  Cairo  Guangzhou  HoChiMinhCity  Lagos  Osaka  NewGeography  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral

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