Mad Men

Dante and Don: The Word Made Flesh and the Word Made Cash | 1 Sep 2015 // 9:02 PM

Separated by 750 years, the dualities of both Dante and Don Draper share a resonance that transcends time.

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.


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.


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.


'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...


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.

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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