Gratuitous ‘Sopranos’ references: every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in

The new ‘Sopranos’ season begins this weekend, which means a) it’ll be easier to get a table at Jar for the next thirteen Sunday nights, and b) it’s time for another slew of awkward, lazy ‘Sopranos’ references and comparisons in the media. From page one of today’s NYT:

In some ways, art history is like an episode of “The Sopranos.” A relatively small number of artists are welcomed into the family of the famous, their works immortalized in museums and on postcard racks – in other words, they are made. But hit men, otherwise known as critics and scholars, are lurking around every corner, waiting to whack even the most sterling reputation.

The article is about an art history textbook.

There will be more of these to come over the next few months. We’ll keep you posted.