When I heard the Coen Brothers’ 1996 film Fargo was being turned into a television series, I was skeptical. But since the show premiered in 2014, it’s continually won me (and many other viewers) over with a sharp sense of dark humor, creative violent situations, and offbeat character work. It definitely isn’t what Joel and Ethan Coen would make, but the show has channeled the film’s spirit to do its own thing.
The new season is set in Kansas City in 1950 and follows a war between Black and Italian crime families. As per usual, a terrific cast plays a lineup of characters with delightfully ridiculous names — Chris Rock as Loy Cannon, Jason Schwartzman as Josto Fadda, Glynn Turman as Doctor Senator, etc. The show is a slow burn and this season has only aired two episodes so far, but already we’ve seen several generations of gangsters take each other out, a Mafia don accidentally assassinated by kids with BB guns, and a serial killer nurse bake a poisoned pie for her nemesis (who is a teenage girl). There’s no show like it on TV, and no better time than now to catch up.
Fargo is currently airing Sundays on FX.
Works by the Abeyta family of artists encourage thinking beyond activism and legislation as a means for political progress.
Despite faithfully recreating the story of the beloved comic book series, the TV show lacks the verve of the original.
The Brooklyn organization is now accepting new project inquiries for its fee-based fabrication services in printmaking, ceramics, and large-scale public art.
A video showing insects crawling inside a framed photograph by artists Bernd and Hilla Becher caused uproar, and disgust, online.
Actor Al Pacino is co-producing the upcoming movie about the tortured Italian artist.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Women at War exposes the struggles that women of Eastern Europe have been undergoing for the last 60 years, in addition to the annihilation of Ukrainian heritage.
Major publishing houses, and some authors, accuse the open access platform of “piracy” and copyright infringement.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
The Roman-era burial ground is located in Anazarbus (modern Anavarza) in the country’s southern Adana province.
Those with a Didion-shaped hole in their hearts can also bid for portraits of the author, her books, and other personal items.
The union seeks a minimum wage of $20 by the end of 2024; the museum offered only $16.