Mad Men
//Features

As the '60s Moves Forward for Women, 'Mad Men' Leaves Its Women Behind | 3 Apr 2015 // 6:13 AM

Mad Men may have started out as a feminist show, but in later seasons it reinforces rather than critiques the sexism faced by its female characters.

Beyond Don as Dorian: Fin de Siècle, Mad Men, and Aesthetics | 30 Mar 2015 // 9:20 PM

Given the parallels between Dorian Gray and Don Draper, can we use the lesson of the former to predict the fate of the latter?

//Columns

What Would Don Draper Do? Reading Dante in a Secular Age | 24 Mar 2015 // 9:30 PM

Many readers of our generation emulate Don Draper, having lost Dante's connections to Christianity or perhaps to any such deity.

In Defense of Calling It a Finalé Even Though It's Not Over | 2 Jun 2014 // 9:30 PM

With Mad Men now wrapped up until spring 2015, it's time we stop resisting the trend of this new television practice. It ain't over, but it's still a finalé.

//Reviews

In 'Mad Men: Season Six' Don Draper Tells the Truth, Slowly | 6 Nov 2013 // 2:10 AM

At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.

'Mad Men: Season Six': Steps Back and Forward | 26 Jun 2013 // 1:00 AM

In this uneven but revelatory season of Mad Men, Don Draper’s mask of identity slipped and his performance became more difficult to maintain.

//Blogs

'Mad Men': Season Five | 19 Oct 2012 // 4:00 AM

How TV's best show gets even better...

Ten Sure Bets for Mad Men, Season Five | 23 Mar 2012 // 3:00 AM

With the premiere date for the fifth season of Mad Men rapidly approaching (25 March), it's fun to ponder what will happen...

//News

Now That 'Mad Men' Has Changed the TV Landscape, What Does It All Mean? | 10 May 2015 // 6:29 AM

What is the final message of Mad Men?

10 Moments 'Mad Men's' Sally Draper Should Discuss with Her Therapist | 3 Apr 2015 // 6:35 AM

When Mad Men debuted on AMC, Sally Draper was a cherubic 5-year-old with a mop of blond ringlets and an adorable lisp. Nine fictional years later, she’s a boarding school student with a smoking habit and a perfectly sullen teenage eye-roll.

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