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Aaron Sorkin

Mary-Louise Parker Had No Idea What She Was Talking About On 'The West Wing'

Posted 03.17.2014 | TV

Mary-Louise Parker may have been convincing as political lobbyist Amy Gardner on "The West Wing," but in a recent interview with HuffPost Live she adm...

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Thank You From a Sober Fan

Lorraine Roe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

My husband told me that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died. We were about to watch the Super Bowl. I had just returned from a memorial service for a b...

Aaron Sorkin Pens Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment

Aaron Sorkin, the acclaimed screenwriter and producer, had a special friendship with Philip Seymour Hoffman, which grew over years of working together...

NIMBYists or Patriots? Muncie Citizens Refuse to Fund School Buses

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kimann Schultz

When does fiscal frugality cross the line and enter into the realm of outright NIMBYism -- NIMBYism that will in time come at far greater cost to us a...

Robert Reich Stands Tall: Inequality for All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers home without pay, Goog...

Alec Baldwin's 'I Am God' Speech Turns 20

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

Long before Kanye West proclaimed himself a deity, Alec Baldwin set the bar for self-important blasphemy in "Malice." "You ask me if I have a God ...

How Baywatch Unknowingly Changed the World: The Untapped Power of TV Shows

Abhishek Seth | Posted 11.25.2013 | TV
Abhishek Seth

This American action-drama was more than its busty women, overly confident male counterparts and long, drawn-out commercials for Jell-O. Much to the show's unapologetic critical disapproval, Baywatch had influence.

ReThink Review: Jobs -- An Apple Fan's Review

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Jobs got hammered by critics and has performed poorly at the box office. However, I'm guessing a lot of those critics aren't like me -- someone who grew up on Apple computers, devoured Walt Isaacson's biography, and has followed the company's every move for years.

Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...

Jobs: How Does the First Steve Jobs Biopic Play Compared to the Real Thing?

William Bradley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: "We Get No Apple Residuals"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For every inspirational speech introducing yet a new more inventive product than the last, Jobs, so focused on his vision, loses his connection to those who love him. That is what makes him so compelling a figure, so flawed; in Joshua Michael Stern's film, he's in a league with Picasso.

Aaron Sorkin: 'We Don't Report The News On "The Newsroom"'

Posted 08.06.2013 | TV

In case you've been relying on Aaron Sorkin as a news source, it may be time to turn your attention elsewhere: He doesn't report the news on "The News...

Why Aaron Sorkin and The Newsroom Owe Me An Atta-Boy. Suits Anyone?

Tony Potts | Posted 10.05.2013 | TV
Tony Potts

"She opens her mouth, What comes out is a mystery, Thought about Not Understood, She's achin' to be..." Those lyrics are from an occasionally brillia...

Former Romney Aide Slams 'The Newsroom'

Posted 07.31.2013 | TV

The 2012 presidential campaign was controversial enough before Aaron Sorkin got his hands on it, and now that it's being addressed on "The Newsroom," ...

How to Engage on Twitter: Four Tips From HBO's Newsroom

Blake Landau | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Citizen journalism has taken a front seat in the world of breaking news and we're starting to see this explored in the script. Finally, traditional media morphs into more multi-faceted reporting on Newsroom.

Aaron Sorkin and the Ghost of Steve Jobs

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I guess I didn't realize it at first, but somehow Aaron Sorkin has managed to be the narrative historian of virtually every major moment in my adult life. And not just because of the topics he's picked, It's his tone, his style.

Lost Spielberg Film Gets New Life

Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment

Is 2013 the year of lost Steven Spielberg projects finding new life? On the heels of Christopher Nolan picking up the mantle for Spielberg on "Interst...

CNN Is Dead, Long Live HBO

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Media
Matthew Chapman

How tragic to watch Aaron Sorkin's brilliant, complex, committed "Newsroom" on HBO and then turn on CNN the next day and watch endless, spectacularly uninteresting coverage of the birth of a child (it's a boy!) to an uninteresting couple in England while the rest of the world burned.

Aaron Sorkin Breaks 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.16.2013 | TV

John Oliver "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" guest-hosting stint hit a small bump in the road Monday night. Everything was going fine until the comme...

Sorknado! Time To Play 'The Newsroom' Bingo

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.11.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

In all sincerity, I've got to thank Aaron Sorkin for supplying me with the opportunity to come up with the "Newsroom" bingo card. Have fun playing!

Hopes For 'The Newsroom' Season 2

Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.12.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

"The Newsroom" caught a lot of flack during its first season. But the lights will be back on at Newsnight this Sunday, and before viewers open fire on Sorkin's latest work, I'd like to take the time to point out why Season 1 was actually great.

PHOTOS: Your New Favorite Show Was Written Here

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

The hit might be set in our time, but this office is right out of old Hollywood.

Sorkinisms Return!

Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy and Oscar winning writer, sure loves certain phrases and character quirks. In the video below, Kevin Porter has cut togethe...

HBO Turns To Big Media Players For 'Newsroom'

Posted 06.19.2013 | Media

MSNBC hosts including Chris Matthews, Alex Wagner and S.E. Cupp were hired as paid consultants for the second season of HBO's "The Newsroom." In a...

Top 9 Ways to Run a Negative Campaign (in Hollywood)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Dan Mirvish

One reason the CAAN'T campaign backfired is because nobody knows who to root for when one bully beats up another bully.