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Parade’s End

Ms. Wannop means, “pulling the strings of the shower-bath.” There is a blind spot in the American historical brain–and let’s be generous to ascribe only one–that is the First World War.  The loss of life on such a large scale … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 10

The Greater Fool Brian is the Knight of the Mirrors, that’s the chapter we’re up to now. The piece in New York magazine didn’t go exactly as Will (Jeff Daniels) expected.  He wanted it to be a historical document that … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 9

The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate I say the power going out was the best thing that ever happened to us! They’re still slumming it on News Night but the end is in sight.  It’s pitch time to the RNC for their … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 8

The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn Whose decision was it not to cover the Casey Anthony trial? The Casey Anthony started last week and has caused half of News Night’s viewers to jump ship (and Nancy Grace’s show on HLN … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 7

In roughly 90 minutes you’re going to get an email from the White House telling you to get to work. “5/1” It’s been a year since Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) inspired the turn-around for News Night and there’s a party at … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 6

I’m going to single-handedly civilize the internet! Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) is having trouble sleeping.  There’s been a death threat, Sloan Sabbith (Olivia Munn) had a tough time on air, and Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer) continues to exist.  Stories being … Continue reading

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The Newsroom Episode 5

How long is he going to be on the balcony? It’s change in the Near East and the team is trying to get into Tahrir Square.  They’re having trouble getting outside, but Neal (Dev Patel) thinks he’s got an Egyptian … Continue reading

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