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Part Three: New York City

Sandy Thomas | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

The first decade of our marriage, my husband Glenn and I had one niece and one nephew. It made it very easy to begin a tradition that would eventually...

Cultural Appropriation - Thank You Lionel Shriver

Sherry Bronson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Books
Sherry Bronson

I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance. Her argument appeared sound: the genre is fiction, therefore it's made up, imaginary, and nobody should take offense.

6 Fascinating Books That Peer Into How The Rich Live

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.24.2016 | OWN


William H. Macy Finally Explains That Famous 'Fargo' Legend

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment

To get the starring role in “Fargo,” William H. Macy had to do something just as despicable as the sad-sack but villainous character he played on ...

Stroke of Luck? How Lisa Hannigan Got Back in the Swim of Things

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.02.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

For Lisa Hannigan, it was time to either sink or swim. The lovely Irish singer-songwriter blessed with an exquisite voice and enough vivid images and...

Noah Hawley's 'Before The Fall' Is a Literary Letdown

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.22.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley Last year I was mesmerized by the second TV season of "Fargo". This ser...

Downward Dog: An Inventive Web Series Finds A Home On ABC And Could Spark A Shift In Future Programming

Greg Archer | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

The hilarious web series "Downward Dog" may have very little to do with the yoga pose of the same name, however metaphorically, it could give major te...

Here's What This Year's Emmy Nominations Should Look Like

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment

The two-week voting window for the 2016 Emmys began on Monday, and I want to make it a little easier for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to ...

When You're Hot, You're Hot: With Fargo and Before the Fall, Noah Hawley's Got the Magic Touch

David Hinckley | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Noah Hawley was already a successful writer before Fargo. Now he's a really really successful writer. We're talking books, TV shows and movies here, ...

The Next Fargo Could Shake the Whole World of Minnesota Nice. Geez, Marge, What in Blazes Is Going On?

David Hinckley | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Well, don't this just beat all: The third season of FX's Fargo may attack the very way of life on which the movie and the hit TV series have been base...

5 Questions You Still Had About 'Fargo,' Finally Explained

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment

"Fargo" may not be based on a true story as the show jokingly claims. But the second season of the FX series still stretched and played with the reali...

Why Is TV Making Me Sad?

Ed Martin | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

If TV is supposed to be so wonderful these days, why is it making me so sad? I've got a few ideas.

The Coen Brothers Reveal 'Fargo' Is Based On A True Story After All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment

Dontcha know it's been 20 years since "Fargo" was released? The comedy/crime thriller put the Coen brothers on the map. It was a success at the box of...

ReThink Review: Hail, Caesar! -- Classic Hollywood, Coen Style

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.04.2017 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Coens' latest film Hail, Caesar! has the brothers returning to some of their favorite territory: kidnappings, old Hollywood, and the screwball comedy. And, as usual, it's a Coen brothers film through and through.

All-Righty Then, Fargo Won't Be Back Until 2017

David Hinckley | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Fargo's TV creator/author Noah Hawley told TV writers Tuesday, a few hours after the acclaimed Season 2 ended, that Season 3 mostly likely won't start filming until next November, with a projected airdate of spring 2017. Plenty of time for ice fishing, eh?

Fargo Still Soars, But It Could Lose the Spaceship

David Hinckley | Posted 12.11.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The best new drama of the fall season, year two of FX's Fargo, wraps up Monday (10 p.m.) with many fates still on the table. But while the show deserves the avalanche of praise it has received, even a very good show sometimes takes a misstep, and Fargo took a couple this past Monday.

Am I Loving "Fargo"? Oh, You Betcha!

Jeff Polman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jeff Polman

There have been plenty of other fantastic shows but I'm not sure I've absolutely enjoyed anything more than Fargo. Goofy accents, unflinching violence and all, it's like getting a gift-wrapped box of delicious mystery candy delivered through your screen once a week--and diet be damned.

From The Coen Brothers To ‘Carol,’ A Composer Who Knows How To Make Movies Sing

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts

Celebrated film composer Carter Burwell isn't necessarily a trained musician. "Unless you count piano lessons," he said. But that's hardly hindered hi...

Kirsten Dunst Reveals Her 'Fargo' Weight Gain Diet

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

In Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," Kirsten Dunst played someone who allegedly said, "Let them eat cake." But when she was preparing for her role a...

"Fargo" Is Fantastic

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

You don't want to love it but you will. It is maddeningly brilliant, explicitly ugly, and fascinatingly watchable. I have seen only the first four episodes and I want more, more, more ASAP. A show like this is why cable was invented.

We're Pretty Excited About This New Trailer For 'Fargo' Season 2

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

"Fargo" is coming back to FX in less than a week, but despite a few trailers, we really don't know all that much about the plot of the new season. The...

Kirsten Dunst Thinks TV Is Way Better Than Film

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment

Kirsten Dunst just joined the growing chorus of folks who say that, when it comes to creativity, TV now trounces the movies. In an interview with Th...

First New Episodes Of 'AHS' And Other Shows Are Free On iTunes

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment

Cord-cutters, take note: iTunes will offer the first episodes of seven television series' new seasons free of charge this month, just a day after thei...

Chats With Mannheim Steamroller's Chip Davis, Johnny Mathis and Moon Taxi's Trevor Terndrup, Plus The Winery Dogs, Holy Forrest and Jeremiah Tall Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.02.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Mannheim Steamroller's Chip Davis Mike Ragogna: Chip! So much to cover, so little virtual space! Let's start with Mannheim Steam...

4 TV Shows Every Midlifer Will Be Excited To Watch This Fall

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty

It's September, which means it's time for an onslaught of new TV shows. This year, viewers will be treated to a steady diet of horror comedies, sci-fi...