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Mad Men: Clearing the Decks for 'New Business'

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a sense, the title of the latest episode of Mad Men, "New Business," is a misnomer. For most of it concerns old business. Yet dispensing with old business as good a way as any to get on with the new, and this episode clears the decks of much that remains from the past.

Mad Men : Don Draper's Back On Top and Having Fun, But Is That All There Is?

William Bradley | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper's power move has worked. With Sterling Cooper & Partners now a subsidiary of McCann Erickson, he's restored his central creative role in the agency, rid himself of a hateful rival, and further enriched himself.

Indiana and the Politics of Backlash

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

It should not be surprising that male-dominated state legislatures are now passing so-called "religious freedom" bills. They have little to do with religion and everything to do with power.

How To Calculate Mad Men's Company Worth vs. Modern Day Silicon Valley Liquidity

Quora | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

If you pay enough attention to little details from various episodes, you can figure out the cap table for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

1960s Home Ads Would Anger Women Today

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

The 1960s marked a new, more progressive era in many ways. But on the home front (or, rather, in Madison Avenue's depiction of it), domestic life was ...

Leaving Well Enough Alone

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.26.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My father had warned me about high school boys on the day he returned me home to New Mexico after a year with him in Texas. He'd sat on my bed and wept, telling me how boys are. He knew because he'd been one of the bad boys.

Mad Men: The End Is About to Begin

William Bradley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It was 2007 when Don Draper, figuratively depicted in the show's elegant opening titles, began his long fall through the 1960s, passing through the best of the materialist America he helps spin into being on his way to ... what?

5 Reasons America Became Obsessed With Hawaii In The 1960s

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel

In the 1960s, Hawaii underwent a major growth spurt. After officially becoming a state on August 21, 1959, a romanticized idea of Hawaii spread like w...

Alison Spiegel

One MAJOR Detail That Was Missing At Woodstock

HuffingtonPost.com | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste

LSD wasn't the only thing on the menu, but it was close.

How To Wear '60s Style In 2015 ('Cause It's Groovy, Baby)

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.11.2015 | Style

We have the 1960s to thank for some of fashion's most iconic pieces. Where would we be without the mini skirt, the bikini, the Afro and fringe, glorio...

This Ode To Psychedelic Sex Proves Your Parents Partied Way Harder Than You (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains all kinds of NSFW images. Read at your own risk. We can only imagine what it would be like to be young and in love -- ...

CD Review: Good Boy by Nate Paladino

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

The EP is nostalgic, rife with powerful melodies, and provides the perfect vehicle for Paladino's sometimes snarky, sometimes growling voice. Listeners who long for the embryonic days of rock n' roll -- the 1950s and 1960s -- won't be disappointed.

Is It Art? Or, Is It Soup?

James A. Fragale | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
James A. Fragale

Lunch with Andy Warhol. Some thirteen years later, after the Fair, I was invited to join a half-a-dozen hip, arty, New York types for a midday meal with Andy Warhol. I pride myself on a surefire, rock hard memory. My mind's eye never lets me down.

Mad About the '60s ... 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.

White Lies

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 01.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My brother and I accepted our mother's version of the affair that produced our sister with few questions, even though Lydia looks completely different from the rest of us. Mom is a long-legged Latina, but my brother and I take after our father. We're both tall blonds. Lydia is petite and cinnamon-coffee dark with tightly curled blue-black hair.

JFK Tried to Craft a Creative Course in Another Era of American Insecurity and Fear

William Bradley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Just over a half-century ago, during another time of American insecurity and fear, of things both real and imagined, John F. Kennedy used his legendary but abbreviated presidency to try to chart a course to a more assured future.

Baron Wolman: Unseen Woodstock

Julie Grahame | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Julie Grahame

Baron Wolman was Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer, working with stars such as Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and all the greats of the day.

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...

The Music on My Boomer Mix Tape

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

So these aging rockers didn't have the voices they had 50 years ago. So what? It didn't matter. Hearing them sing these familiar tunes was enough to put us in a nostalgic reverie.

Why Ferguson Had to Happen

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 11.02.2014 | Crime
Nancy K. Humphreys

African Americans are not the only ones in this country filled with distress and distrust about what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. ...

'Woodstock Was Truly A Life-Altering Experience And One That Changed The World'

Annie Birch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Back in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people converged this week on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York -- some 50 miles from Woodstock -- to p...

11 Phrases From The 60s That Mean Something Very Different Now

Perry Block | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
Perry Block

I can't exactly say that I'd like to go back and relive the era of the 60s. Then again, right now I'm experiencing a different kind of 60s, and between the two I'll take the first one -- cannabis-stained knuckles, fingers, and hands -- hands-down!

Bill Moyers and Our Call to Bear Witness in a Time of Crisis

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

At a time when we find ourselves in near-despair over a democratic process increasingly influenced by concentrated economic power, let us heed the visionaries in our midst who offer bold alternatives.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

Mad Men: The Strategy Is My Way

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Strategy," Mad Men's penultimate episode of 2014, was a very important episode about work and relationships. And in the best tradition of Mad Men, it showed that, for these folks, the most important relationships revolve around work while the best work is about relationships.