Will Aaron Sorkin join an elite group with Oscar wins for writing and directing ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’?
For more than 30 years, Aaron Sorkin.(SHS 1979) has maintained a reputation as one of Hollywood’s best writers. His output is consistently topical and thought-provoking, and his unique brand of storytelling has brought him success in every medium. His name is easily associated with his work, which is filled with intelligent characters who expound liberal ideals with emotional heft and often engage in extended bouts of snappy dialogue.Read more
In the fight against COVID we're expecting pharmaceutical companies to do the right thing, but why should they gamble billions if they don't make a profit?
In Both Sides Now, author and ethicist Leslie Cannold (SHS 1983) presents two sides of an argument. Then it’s over to you: what do you think is true, and what do you think Cannold really believes?
Today: are exclusive vaccine patents morally obscene in a pandemic? Or are they a necessary incentive for pharmaceutical companies to innovate?Read more
When hospital administrators and politicians’ spouses get immunized before people more at risk, it undermines confidence in the system. By Elisabeth Rosenthal (SHS 1974)
The Biden administration’s much-needed national strategy to end the Covid-19 pandemic includes plans to remedy the chaotic vaccination effort with “more people, more places, more supply.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open more vaccination sites, the government will buy more doses and more people will be immunized. Still, by all estimates the demand for vaccines will far exceed the supply for months to come.
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‘Scenes From A Marriage’: Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll & Tovah Feldshuh (SHS 1966) Join HBO Limited Series
Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth), Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Tovah Feldshuh (SHS 1966)(Broadway’s Yentl) have been cast in supporting roles in HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage, a limited series adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic miniseries. Starring and executive produced by Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, it comes from Our Boys and The Affair co-creator Hagai Levi, Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res and Endeavor Content.
Comparably’s in partnership with , If I Knew Then: , sets the stage for a unique platform to host virtual fireside chats with high-profile of major brands from and to GoDaddy and . These insightful sessions spotlight the minds of successful leaders as they share advice and lessons for both current and future entrepreneurs.
For our Comparably CEO & Co-Founder Jason Nazar talked to one of Silicon Valley’s most influential CEOs about how his company instantly scaled up to meet the exponential demand in due to the pandemic. With universities closed and students forced to quickly adapt to online learning, Comparably invited (: CHGG) President/CEO Dan Rosensweig to share his knowledge. Since he took the role in 2010, the long-established textbook rental model has transformed into a leading direct-to-student online learning platform, resulting in 64% year-over-year revenue growth and 69% subscriber growth. Chegg is now worth $11B with 4 million subscribers in 190 countries and a total of 252 million content views of Chegg Study.Read more
My ongoing series in partnership with Entrepreneur, If I Knew Then: Leadership Lessons, sets the stage for a unique platform to host virtual fireside chats with high-profile CEOs of major brands, from Indeed and Nextdoor, to GoDaddy and DocuSign. These insightful sessions spotlight the minds of successful leaders as they share advice and lessons for both current and future entrepreneurs.
For our latest episode, I wanted to talk to one of Silicon Valley’s most influential CEOs about how his company instantly scaled up to meet the exponential demand in business due to the pandemic. With universities closed and students forced to quickly adapt to online learning, I invited Chegg president and CEO Dan Rosensweig to share his knowledge. Since he took the role in 2010, the long-established textbook rental model has transformed into a leading direct-to-student online learning platform, resulting in 64 percent year-over-year revenue growth and 69 percent subscriber growth. Chegg is now worth $11 billion, with 4 million subscribers in 190 countries and a total of 252 million content views of Chegg Study.Read more
As I continue on my virtual quest to find love, I took some time to evaluate the effectiveness of Tinder and opted to delete it altogether. Interacting with the app gave me zero joy. After my unsavory experience, I decided to diversify my dating apps, being more intentional about what kind of relationship(s) I am looking for and what apps would warrant the best results.
This inspired me to download OkCupid, an app created for folx to find deeper connections and, hopefully, “The One.” Created by Sam Yagan, Chris Coyne, Max Krohn and Christian Rudder, the platform is owned by Match Group, the dating app conglomerate that I discovered to be the owner of Tinder, Hinge and several other services. Knowing this, I was already leery about OkCupid and what it would have to offer. However, I tried to go into the process with an open mind and created a profile.
In Both Sides Now, author and ethicist Leslie Cannold (SHS 1983) presents two sides of an argument and then it’s over to you: what do you think is true, and what do you think Cannold really believes?
Today she asks: as the yearly debate around Australia Day flares up in the press and on social media, do traditional ideas about free speech and censorship still make sense?Read more
Visionary Proprietor, Lisa M. Berman (SHS 1984) , of Sculpture to Wear Gallery Celebrating 22nd Anniversary
Visionary Proprietor Lisa M. Berman of Sculpture To Wear Gallery will celebrate their 22nd Anniversary. The inaugural exhibition Structural Integrity - Jewelry's Foundation in Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica not only launched the West Coast iconic gallery but the careers of dozens of important designers of today. Sculpture To Wear, similar to the Algoncqin in NYC was the gathering place to find the most interesting and cutting edge works creating a new genre of art – Wearable ART by international artists. Art Directors and Stylists loved working with the unusual pieces because they made a bold statement and Berman innately understood their vision. From the cutting edge shows which were curated geographically or with a specific theme in mind, the works were shown in a museum quality presentations and caught the eye of collectors and museums alike.Read more
I’ve been forced to write about Donald Trump an awful lot during the past five years and the problem I always face when writing in a limited space, like this one, is which of his countless horrific qualities to focus on. The same thing happens when I need to address the consequences of the policies of his administration. There are so many terrible ones, so many victims and so many enablers. I always found myself asking, “Who deserves a thousand words today?”
Not today. I don’t dispute the genuine horror, outrage and sadness genuinely patriotic people feel at seeing the desecration of one of the most potent symbols of American democracy. I share those feelings. But another part of me is glad about it. Finally, Trumpism has clarified itself. It’s not about “economic insecurity.”Read more