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FARGO, TRUE DETECTIVE, JUSTIFIED, RECTIFY and the Construction of the American Small Town, Part II

In Part One of this essay, I was pretty tough on Fargo and True Detective, accusing them of an absence of imagination, and generosity, in their approach to small-town and rural life. Perhaps I should heed my own call for generosity, however.
  • By Spencer Short
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  • August 6, 2014 1:26 PM
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FARGO, TRUE DETECTIVE, JUSTIFIED, RECTIFY and the Construction of the American Small Town (Part I)

At some point in the second half of the twentieth century, the way in which we think about the American small town, its particular brand of community and stability, began to shift.
  • By Spencer Short
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  • July 17, 2014 6:03 AM
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Fatal Riddles: HANNIBAL and the Figure of the Serial Killer in Contemporary Television

Why our fascination with "intelligent psychopaths" and serial killers? It's certainly true that there's an audience for gratuitous and/or sadistic violence. The killers are almost invariably white men directing violence (frequently sexual) against "helpless" victims, typically women. But there must be some further appeal.
  • By Spencer Short
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  • May 15, 2014 2:42 PM
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