Tuesday, April 8 2014
Don Draper’s insightful ad pitches are full of arrogance and sexism, but they’re also full of rhetoric, history, philosophy, psychology, and even pure, sexy poetry.
Sunday, January 12 2014
Perhaps the most stunning element of this years list is the lack of domination by the broadcast networks. In fact, there are more streaming and pay cable shows taking top honors than any Big Three offering. The future of the medium is here and now.
Sunday, April 21 2013
As Season Six of Mad Men continues, the controversial and iconic figure of Don Draper is back at it. Love him or hate him... you can't ignore him.
Sunday, April 14 2013
AMC’s hit series Mad Men has been called both “bad for women” and “the most feminist show on television". This dispute over the feminist value of Mad Men amplifies when you look particularly at the character of Betty Draper (now Betty Francis).
Thursday, March 28 2013
Scholars across the humanities consider Mad Men from a fascinating array of perspectives, including fashion, history, civil rights, feminism, consumerism, and art, as well as through theoretical frames such as critical race theory, gender, queer theory, and psychoanalysis.
Monday, June 4 2012
With Mad Men's season finalé set for Sunday, we look back at how polarizing the show's return to television has been while coming to terms with how frustrating it began and how great it's become.
Monday, July 18 2011
Getting older during the '60s was a cruel fate: it was unfair; it was depressing. But, in some respects, it was a party compared to getting older these days.
Sunday, April 3 2011
Military deserter, super-confident ad man, or attentive fiancé. Is there a real Don Draper or is he destined for instability?
Wednesday, November 6 2013
At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.
Wednesday, June 26 2013
In this uneven but revelatory season of Mad Men, Don Draper’s mask of identity slipped and his performance became more difficult to maintain.
Thursday, April 4 2013
As Mad Men's new season opens, we don't know if Don Draper is alone. We do know, however, that he is due for a fall.
Tuesday, October 16 2012
Don Draper realizes the violent change of times might be his biggest enemy.
Monday, October 18 2010
In a season that contemplated some particularly dark ideas, Don's deluded, love-drunk smile, which he offered repeatedly in the Season Four finale, "Tomorrowland," was the darkest of all.
Friday, October 19 2012
How TV's best show gets even better...
Friday, March 23 2012
With the premiere date for the fifth season of Mad Men rapidly approaching (25 March), it's fun to ponder what will happen...
Thursday, March 22 2012
Lots of people watch Mad Men, but lots and lots more don't.
Wednesday, March 21 2012
I am as excited as a person could possibly be for the beginning of the fifth season of Mad Men, but I worry that the season won’t be as good as we want it to be.
Tuesday, March 20 2012
Yesterday I took a look back at Season Four of Mad Men, and today I want to consider the data we currently have for what to expect in Season Five.
Friday, June 8 2012
On AMC’s “Mad Men” Sunday night, Jared Harris made his second exit from a television series this season. The first, a few weeks back,
Wednesday, May 16 2012
NEW YORK — On a recent morning, Joel Stillerman, an executive with the cable network AMC, was sitting in his 15th-floor office opposite Madison Square Garden
Thursday, March 22 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Matthew Weiner has a few things he’d prefer I not tell you about the Season 5 premiere of AMC’s “Mad Men.” Starting with
Monday, August 8 2011
Hollywood is wondering if Don Draper and the rest of the "Mad Men" gang have drunk and smoked their way through cable channel AMC's programming
Wednesday, April 6 2011
LOS ANGELES — Netflix, in a sign of its growing importance in television, will become Don Draper's second home. The home entertainment company has bought the