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'Mad Men' and When America Is Shocked How Much This Never Happened

Will Bunch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Will Bunch

If you watched, you're surely pondering the meaning of Draper/Whitman's latest and greatest incarnation as New Age pitchman of killer soft drinks. But I've also given a lot of thought to something else: What was Mad Men trying to tell us about America?

My Mad Men Lost Weekend

Tom Falco | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

I'm calling it the Mad Men Lost Weekend. I spent most of the weekend watching the Mad Men marathon on AMC. I couldn't look away.

Mad Men: One Journey, One Redemption, One Ending

William Bradley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper has been shedding quite a few things this season. So it makes sense that he ends the penultimate episode in the epic novel for television that is Mad Men sitting alone on a bus stop in Oklahoma, heading west.

'Mad Men' and Memories We Didn't Know We Have

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The trick of "Mad Men" is that we all watch it and see what's being done so utterly wrong by the characters. We judge them for the choices they make with the wisdom of 45 years of history and change that they could never have predicted.

Betty's Fate and the Birth of Feminism in 'Mad Men'

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Miles McCarter

Now that Betty's story is literally ending, we see her going back to school -- but it is no coincidence that her efforts for self-fulfillment are going to be cut short.

Mad Men: Horizons Lost and Not Yet Found

William Bradley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With just two episodes left after this one in the life of the series, most of the characters seem set in their trajectories, save for one. You can guess who that is.

9 Songs From Childhood We Can't Get Out Of Our Heads

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty

Whether it was a catchy jingle advertising your soft drink of choice (Feeling 7-Up anyone?) or the theme song to your favorite TV show, there are some...

Mad Men: What's in a Name? Or, Don Draper Looks to the Horizon

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Now, with only three episodes left in the series, Don is free to explore in next week's antepenultimate episode, "Lost Horizon," his own private paradise free of the shallowness and hypocrisy from which he's been becoming alienated. (

Mad Men: "The Forecast" Is Mixed

William Bradley | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper takes stock of the future, his own, his agency's, his family's, maybe even a bit of thought about the world.

Great Movie Characters: Joe Leland in The Detective

Alex Simon | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Joe Leland is a man out of his time who's determined to stay relevant, even though the rest of the world has given up on his post-WW II era idealism and decayed into corruption. Much like the film itself, Joe has one foot in the past and one stubbornly planted in the present and future, on his terms.

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 06.03.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | Entertainment

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 05.26.2015 | 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 | 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.