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Where ‘Fargo’ and ‘Legion’ Are Made: Inside Noah Hawley’s Office

Noah Hawley did the impossible, twice. His limited series reinvention of the Coen brothers’ beloved film “Fargo” racked up 36 Emmy nominations over …

Tales From The Loop Is A Stunning Book Of Alternate Nostalgia

We’re enormous fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork around here, ever since we first came across him in 2013. His work mixes high-tech futurism with …

Camerimage: Walter Murch on Editing, Cinematography and the Change to Digital

Walter Murch is extraordinary even within his own field: He was six times Oscar-nominated for film editing, three times nominated for sound mixing, …

Why We Dream About Our Childhood Homes

Sigmund Freud called dreams ”the royal road to the unconscious” and theorized that they reflected highly individual unconscious wishes. His student …

Hitler’s Hail Mary

The Battle of the Bulge, the Third Reich’s final major offensive, was a military failure that still managed to surprise the Allies, claim thousands …

'Fargo' season 2 to star Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons

<i>Fargo</i> has filled two big roles for season 2. Kirsten Dunst (<i>Spider-Man</i> franchise, <i>Melancholia</i>) and Jesse Plemons (<i>Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights</i>) …

The Ebola Wars

How genomics research can help contain the outbreak.<p>The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of H.I.V., in the early nineteen-eighties, seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a …

How ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and FanFiction Conquered Pop Culture

Battlestar Galactica and A Song of Ice and Fire were never as cool as Star Trek and The Lord of the Rings, even for geeks. Then how the hell did they …

Fargo, episode 2, Channel 4, review: 'the best TV drama of 2014?'

Patrick Smith enjoys a second helping of the surreal, snow-capped world of Fargo<p>Any fears that Fargo-the-TV-series would tarnish the legacy of Fargo-the-great-Coen-brothers-film have now been banished. Veering away from the 1996 movie but still paying its dues to the Coens' humour and style, the …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

The Man with the Companion Animal

By David Mamet March 10, 2014<p><i>This week, we’re presenting five vignettes by David Mamet.</i><p>Detail from Ivan Makarov’s <i>Unknown Man</i>, c. 1880s.<p>The fellow down in the front row of the auditorium was around my age. He was massively obese, and he was overdressed in many layers of wool. He held an oversized …

David Mamet on His Closest Friend, Shel Silverstein

By David Mamet March 11, 2014<p><i>The second of five vignettes.</i><p>Photo: Larry Moyer<p>He lived alone in various houses, and moved from one to the next in response to no discernible stimulus. I assumed that, at some point, he felt it was just “time to move.”<p>He had lost his first wife, and their young daughter …

MacDonald Played Football for My Cousin's High School Team

By David Mamet March 12, 2014<p><i>The third of five vignettes</i>.<p>Photo: David Falconer<p>I played football against him, and I saw him not only at the games, but at the various league events. And I saw him at my cousin’s school banquets, open houses, graduations. He was the captain of their football team, the …

Scotty

By David Mamet March 13, 2014<p><i>The fourth of five vignettes.</i><p>Photo: M. O. Stevens, via Wikimedia Commons<p>M. F. K. Fisher had a magic gardener. This fellow, she wrote, understood the daily weather, the seasons and the various planting cycles, the necessity of encouraging or discouraging bird and insect …

The Savage

By David Mamet March 14, 2014<p><i>The last of five vignettes.</i><p>Postcard of Zola, 1899.<p>I was teaching a class which I believe was called “Dramatic Theory” but which, more accurately, if more dauntingly, might have been called “On the Nature of Group Perception,” the study in which the dramatist is actually …

Flight 370 And Our Unsolved Mystery Obsession

We’re morbidly consumed with the lack of answers in Flight 370’s disappearance, as we are with all unsolved disappearances and crimes. Why our brains …

Wes Anderson Takes Us Inside ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ His Most Exquisite Film

The acclaimed auteur discusses the making of his wacky, delightful comedy-caper, from his detailed filmmaking process to grand feasts with his A-list …

‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’

Two detectives and millions of viewers consumed with solving wayward clues in the hunt for a killer—we’re talking about Twin Peaks, of course.<p>No show …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …