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Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


Columns

Wednesday, June 5 2013

Aaron Sorkin’s Millennial Problem in 'The Newsroom'

The Newsroom isn’t just Sorkin’s follow-up to the hyped-then-failed Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; it’s his argument that the current generation has almost irrevocably maligned public discourse, and as a result America needs a savior. Enter: Will McAvoy.


Reviews

Sunday, June 24 2012

'The Newsroom': Mr. Sorkin Goes to HBO

You know you're watching an Aaron Sorkin drama when a character in The Newsroom launches into a monologue that covers the history of American journalism, the basis of a democratic society, and the major themes of Don Quixote.


News

Friday, June 22 2012

Sorkin takes to the moral high ground again with ‘The Newsroom’

Imagine, for a moment, what our lives would look like if scripted by Aaron Sorkin. We’d all be witty, golden-tongued literates who spout verbal


Thursday, June 21 2012

Aaron Sorkin returns to TV with ‘The Newsroom’ on HBO

Toward the end of the first season of “The West Wing,” there’s an episode in which President Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff


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