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Actor Jesse Eisenberg Creates A Zuckerberg Profile For The Social Network

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

The hit film, The Social Network, may not have as profound an effect as the social network, Facebook, itself. But the cinematic version has lots of im...

Reviewing 2010's Pop Cultural Lessons

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As we bid farewell to another year, some pop culture critics are doing more than reflecting on trends gone by -- they're speculating about what it all means. Here, the best explanations.

Au Contraire! The Social Network -- First in a Series of Contrarian Rants

Glenn Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Glenn Young

First in a series of occasional contrarian rants against prevailing critical tides. The Social Network The new movie sensation about the barely po...

The Fighter May Not Win Oscars, but It Ought to As the Best Fight Film Since Rocky

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I'm not a boxing fan, but when it's part of a good story my heart races. That's how I felt encountering Rocky many years ago, and the experience was matched at a screening of The Fighter.

Year-End Wisdom That Matters

Ryan D'Agostino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ryan D'Agostino

The Me Generation has given way to the Hear Me Generation, and it's getting a little annoying. When all are talking at the same volume we can't hear anyone. And who wants to, anyway?

Zuckerberg Quotations: Real Life Or From The Movie? (QUIZ)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

TIME's "Person of the Year" is Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO. Nominated for a Golden Globe is Jesse Eisenberg, who portrayed Zuckerberg in this...

Aaron Sorkin Misses the Mark on Animal Rights

Pandora Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pandora Young

Mr. Sorkin, that you would prefer an underpaid factory worker kill your dinner for you instead of doing it yourself does not make you morally superior to Sarah Palin. Killing an animal to eat is not a "Lottery-from-hell," it's the food chain.

'The Social Network' Wins The Weekend

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Movie fans are spending some face time with a story about the founders of Facebook. "The Social Network," director David Fincher'...

Aaron Sorkin: Natalie Portman Gossiped Harvard To Help With 'Social Network' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) models Facebook on Harvard's legendary final clubs, private groups made up of some of the sch...

"The Social Network" Screenwriter Sorkin And Actors Discuss Film At Stanford

Stanford Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"The Social Network" tells the story of how Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), now the youngest billionaire in the world, and his bu...

The Social Network and the Real Social Network

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marc Ruxin

Facebook can command everyone's attention, without ever really being vulnerable to disappointing people's expectations around the brand as Yahoo! and AOL before it managed to do.

The Social Network: Because People Like Being Alone Together

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

As Facebook continues to shape norms online, it is worth remembering the premise that it was built on. The young Zuckerberg thought nothing of conscripting people's pictures and personal information into his web experiments.

The Social Network Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

For people like Mark Zuckerberg, who code around the clock, the idea of watching a caricatured augmentation of the great challenges of entrepreneurship seems about as pleasant as scratching a blackboard.

Seeking Truth in The Social Network

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zach Weisberg

There are a lot of versions of truth available within the framework of The Social Network, and because the film's major players are have their own relationship with the truth, the story becomes infinitely more engaging.

The Social Network -- Much Ado About Nothing

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Am I the only person not falling for the hype and uniformly good reviews of The Social Network? Don't collectively groan here, but this is a frightfully sexist movie.

The Social Network: Where Are All the Girls?

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jessica Massa

There are women in the movie. But none of them play any sort of foundational role in the creation of Facebook -- other than acting as a motivating factor in anti-hero Mark Zuckerberg's decisions to build his empire.

The Social Network Review: Like or Unlike, That Is the Question

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The much awaited film is captivating, entertaining, doesn't lag -- and just like the revolutionary site -- keeps you wanting more.

Being Social at the Social Network

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The new film the Social Network is as good as everyone says. In fact, it's better. It's a brilliant mix of pop culture and eternal themes, from love and rivalry to classism or the simple need to be accepted.

The Social Disconnect -- How Hollywood Misread Facebook

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Whatever else The Social Network is, the film represents the biggest culmination yet of old media's disdain and misreading of new media. It's a movie about social networking born out of a fundamental disconnect.

On the Culture Front: Belle and Sebastian, The Social Network, NY Craft Beer Week, Cocktails at Lani Kai, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's been a lot of boozing on the culture front with NY Craft Beer Week in full swing. On the theater front, the results have been less successful.

The Social Network

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

The Social Network proves that assholes pretty much run the world. As if we needed a reminder.

Mark Zuckerberg Created Facebook to Get Non-Jewish Girls

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danielle Berrin

There is a sinister undercurrent to the The Social Network's assumption that for some Jewish men, and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg, Jewish women are a turn-off. But it isn't Jewish women that are the problem.

The Antisocial Movie

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Jarvis

The Social Network makes no effort to understand the phenomenon right in front of its nose. It says the internet is not a revolution, but the creation of a few odd machine-men -- it's the revenge on the revenge of the nerds.

Movie review: The Social Network

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Social Network satisfies in ways great and small, as it tells a small story with big implications.

Zuckerberg Youngest Ever $100 Million Donor?

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lucy Bernholz

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is 26 years old, a billionaire, the subject of a new Aaron Sorkin movie and now (we think) the youngest ever $100 million dollar donor.