Some of the most popular online video games have become stages for live theater, broadcast to millions over Twitch and YouTube.Dream SMP is just that: The player Dream’s survival multiplayer server, where top Minecraft celebrities have constructed an ongoing, mostly improvised narrative over dozens of combined hours of livestreaming.
Yesterday, YouTuber Calvin “LeafyIsHere” Vail posted a video attempting to eviscerate celebrity Twitch streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys.On her Twitch channel, followed by 5.3 million people, Anys streams first-person shooter Valorant, reacts to ridiculous YouTube videos, pets her cat, and mouths over the lyrics of pop songs.
Meanwhile, in another corner or GenreLand, Disney+’s The Mandalorian got a nod for Outstanding Drama Series, alongside heavy-hitters like The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Killing Eve. Sandra Oh’s performance in the latter was nominated once again, and if she doesn’t win this year I swear to god .
Netflix’s newest superhero coming-of-age drama, Ragnarok, de-Marvelizes the viking myths for our climate-crisis age of Scandinavian child heroes.It follows Magne, an awkward Norweigan teen who moves to a town called Edda with his mother and brother.
Photograph: Elinor CarucciA third of American women undergo hysterectomies, most in their forties, like Carucci.In the book's afterward, she calls red “the color of an angry loss that I feel.”Photograph: Elinor CarucciCarucci—an Israeli American photographer whose award-winning editorial work has appeared in WIRED —isn't one to shut her eyes.
Jason Parham writes about pop culture for WIRED.Across its mostly terrific eight-episode first season, which concluded Sunday, Levinson introduced explicitly hard-to-swallow themes—drug addiction, domestic abuse, the hazards of online hookups, pedophilia, depression—and didn't hold back with regard to the physical and psychological violence these issues havoced on his characters.
It was the very nesting box that TNC had fitted with a webcam last year — successfully capturing the entrancing story of kestrel parents raising their brood of five chicks — all broadcast live online.
In an early episode of The Society , Netflix's new YA drama about power and privilege in a socialist adultless future, a group of teens gather to play a game of Fugitive.
Russian Doll May Be Perfect, But You Won't Be Satisfied The Netflix series is far and away the best original new show of the past two years—but its existential thrust guaranteed that not everyone would be happy with the ending.
And while several Netflix and Amazon entries are included, the most notable entries come from a service that’s never before been a contender: Hulu.Related StoriesBrian RafteryStreaming Tightens Its Grip on the Golden GlobesPeter RubinIt's the Emmys That Need a 'Popular Award,' Not the OscarsAngela WatercutterGuillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Isn't for Kids—It's for OscarsThe 11-year-old service has two films in the running for Best Documentary Feature: Bing Liu’s youth-in-crisis skateboarding tale Minding the Gap and Stephen Maing’s Crime + Punishment, about corruption within the New York Police Department.
The competition may be tough, but if two separate episodes of both Ozark and Game of Thrones can get nominated, at least one of Killing Eve should've been able to eke its way in.But even more than the show’s directors, its supporting cast deserves far more recognition than it's getting.