Mad Men

The Golden Age of TV Dramas, From Most to Least Trumpy | 3 Oct 2017 // 10:00 PM

Characters like Breaking Bad's lucky ‘ol Walt get to live out every Trump-ish dream while the rest of us can only watch.

"Previously on": Recaps in the Age of Binge Watching | 3 May 2016 // 10:00 PM

Recaps have long been a staple of serialized series, but is binge-watching making them obsolete?


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...


'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Gets Lethal with 'Orange Is the New Black' | 30 Jun 2016 // 5:53 AM

Matthew Weiner has returned to television -- not as a writer or show runner but as a director on Netflix’s prison dramedy, Orange Is the New Black.

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?

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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