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The Gospel According to Breaking Bad: An Interview With Blake Atwood

Phil Simon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I scare my friends with my knowledge of Breaking Bad. I'm always on the lookout for different takes on the series. To this end, I recently sat down with Blake Atwood, author of The Gospel According to Breaking Bad. Here are some excerpts.

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

Here's Your Second Look At Saul Goodman, AKA Jimmy McGill

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Before there was Saul Goodman, there was Jimmy McGill. "Better Call Saul," the "Breaking Bad" prequel series, goes back in time to tell the origin ...

'Better Call Saul' Finally Gets A Cast And Two New Photos

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment

There's going to be a lot of people calling Saul this fall when the "Breaking Bad" spinoff premieres, but who? AMC has finally announced the series...

This 'Better Call Saul' News Has Us Worried

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment

When "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan first announced his hit AMC show about a methamphetamine-dealing chemistry teacher would be getting a spino...

First Big News For 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.01.2014 | TV

Who you gonna call? Apparently, Michael McKean. Deadline reports that the veteran actor has signed on to play a co-starring role on the "Breaking B...

Walter White Almost Killed Everybody, Bitch!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.16.2014 | TV

Look away now if you don't want to read major "Breaking Bad" spoilers. Peekaboo When "Breaking Bad" ended with Jesse (Aaron Paul) riding off i...

Corporate America's No.1 Enemy? Itself

Nick Jefferson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Nick Jefferson

At a time when the nation needs it most, it is, therefore, the corporations themselves, not the people within them, that stand as the single biggest barrier to greater creativity in the workplace.

Erin Whitney

Jonathan Banks Loved Scaring Aaron Paul On The 'Breaking Bad' Set

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.07.2014 | TV

We had to part ways with "Breaking Bad" last year, but there are still a few characters we don't have to bid farewell to just yet. (Spoiler Alert ...

Will Hank Return To 'Better Call Saul'?

Posted 02.28.2014 | TV

Some "Breaking Bad" actors are eager to jump the "Better Call Saul" wagon and reprise their characters in the early, pre-Heisenberg days -- but others...

Cloud Computing Is Here: Observations from IBM Pulse 2014

Phil Simon | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I had the pleasure of attending IBM Pulse yesterday in Las Vegas. Nearly 10,000 customers partners, IBM employees, and media members arrived at the ...

Watch The 'Breaking Bad' Writers Spill Their Secrets

Posted 02.18.2014 | TV

Did you always wish you could have been a fly on the wall in the "Breaking Bad" writers room? Well, this conversation, filmed as part of The Writer...

'I Will Be Hitting Up All These Wonderful Actors For Cameos'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

At this point, it seems inevitable that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are going to appear on the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." Paul r...

Never Can Say Goodbye: The Perils of Ending a Series

Alma Katsu | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Alma Katsu

The worst of all possible worlds -- from the creator's point of view, anyway -- is when a series in terminated by the publisher or studio before the narrative arc is completed. While television producers have little recourse, for authors at least self-publishing comes to the rescue.

'Breaking Bad' Creator's Surprising Regret

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Although "Breaking Bad" will no doubt go down in history as one of the best TV shows of all time, series creator Vince Gilligan has one small regret: ...

Breaking Brilliant: Notes From the 'Bad' Writers' Room

Jeff Polman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Polman

The tweets have ended. The message boards and chat rooms have closed down. The water coolers are less crowded. And now I'm free to step back, examine and comment on the utter marvel of television art that was Breaking Bad.

Gilligan's Post 'Breaking Bad' Deal

Posted 11.18.2013 | TV

Vince Gilligan has struck a deal with Sony Pictures TV, the production company behind "Breaking Bad," to stay in-house with the company in an exclusiv...

'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Could Be A Prequel AND A Sequel

Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

"Better Call Saul," the spinoff of "Breaking Bad" starring Bob Odenkirk, may not be a straight prequel as previously announced. Odenkirk told IGN the ...

An Open Letter to the Damon Lindelof Haters

Steven Shehori | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Damon Lindelof and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan had an identical agenda while wrapping up their respective series: avoid an X-Files-style ending at all costs.

The 'Breaking Bad' Finale Was Not A Dream

Posted 10.20.2013 | TV

Sorry "Breaking Bad" conspiracy theorists, the finale was not a dream. Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter he's glad comedian Norm McDonald...

We May Not Have Seen The Last Of Walt & Jesse

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.17.2013 | TV

Now that the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" is actually happening, Vince Gilligan shared some details about the upcoming series in a new co...

Murdering the Attention Span

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bookstores are dying, reading scores are plummeting and the quality of entertainment sinks like a stone, weighed down by the receding interest of Gen-X and millennial audiences in any form of entertainment that takes too long to watch or too much attention to absorb.

Unbelievable: Why The 'Breaking Bad' Finale Was Anti-Climactic

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Breaking Bad" went from a show with an unsparing eye to a show that, at the very end, didn't really want to look.

Vince Gilligan Details The Worst Thing Walt Did On 'Breaking Bad'

Posted 10.01.2013 | TV

Vince Gilligan dropped by "The Colbert Report" to talk about the ending of his show, "Breaking Bad." The series creator was asked what was the worst t...

Dark Wisdom: A Jewish Comment on the Conclusion of Breaking Bad

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Walter White, the un-hero of the Breaking Bad saga, is a rationalist so skilled that he even convinces himself that his evil actions are morally justifiable as each terrible one is taken, painstakingly mythologized as necessary for his family's welfare.