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If You're Suspicious of the Pitch, Read 'Mad Men, Death, and the American Dream'

If Mad Men’s slickness allow us to enjoy the existential emptiness at the heart of American identity without implicating us, Bronfen’s volume works to close that distance.

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New York Comic Con 2013: A Brief Recap and Photos

New York Comic Con felt smaller than the previous year but was no less crowded.

Culture

In Defense of the Influence of 'Difficult Men'

Brett Martin's latest book serves as a reminder of how enlightening dealing with darkness in television can be.

Games

Moving Pixels Podcast: Reviving the Adventure Genre with 'The Walking Dead'

Telltale's latest episodic adventure game proves the genre might not quite as dead as some have pronounced it to be.

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In Defense of the First 11 Episodes of Season Five of 'Mad Men'

With Mad Men's season finalé set for Sunday, we look back at how polarizing the show's return to television has been.

Television

Ten Sure Bets for Mad Men, Season Five

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

Television

Five Is Enough: The Inevitable Decline of 'Mad Men'

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.

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Speculating on What We Can Expect in 'Mad Men: Season Five'

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.

Television

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 1

Several new series debuted in April 2011 to transform what had been a mediocre season into an exceptional one, including Game of Thrones. AMC, meanwhile, systematically abused three of its great series, calling into question whether the cable network is truly ready for the big time.

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Talking About My Generation, 'Mad Men' Style

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.

Television

"It Will Change the Genre Forever": An Interview with "The Walking Dead's" Jeryl Prescott

"It seemed like an odd marriage: Frank Darabont and AMC ... and zombies." Jeryl Prescott talks about how her Southern roots prepared her for this story of zombie apocalypse in the South.

Television

The Year in TV: October 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in October 2010.

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The Year In TV: June 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in June 2010.

Television

'Mad Men' Flirting 101: A Quick Review

Mad Men's fourth season doesn't premiere until July 25, so until then, let the cast teach you a thing or two about flirting in what Peggy Olson appropriately calls, "the business of persuasion".

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Mark Eitzel: Klamath

Surprise! The leader of American Music Club stealth-releases a new solo album. Surprise! It's brilliant.

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