Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.
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.
The former panels, removed in 2017, featured images dedicated to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
The visual arts institution and educational center is located in the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.
From stationery featuring work by the quilters of Gee’s Bend to the perfect gift for fans of art and astrology, check out the latest update from the Hyperallergic Store.
Part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Art Preserve also functions as a curated collection facility and is filled with immersive installations.