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Don Draper

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride: A Worldwide Motorcycle Phenomenon With a Worthy Cause

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

He did leave an indelible impression on Mark Hawwa, who was so "suitably" inspired by a photo he came across of a dapper Draper astride a vintage Matchless motorcycle, that he was inspired to create The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.

What I'm Googling: "Only Guy In Yoga Class"

Hassan S. Ali | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Hassan S. Ali

A great thing about Google: the autocomplete function lets you know you're not the only deeply insecure guy asking this or any question. Then a bad thing about Google: it can raise questions as much as it answers them.

Mad Men Has A Decent Shot At A Record 5th Best Drama Emmy, But Should It Win?

William Bradley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It would make perfect sense for Mad Men to win its record-setting fifth Best Drama Emmy. And it's high time for Jon Hamm, after eight nominations for his masterful performance as the iconic Don Draper, to finally take the Best Actor prize.

The Genius of Mad Men's Matt Weiner: It's Not Over

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Matt Weiner interviewed by his sister Allison Hope-Weiner Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, deserves a happy ending. Not what he got. No woman to call his ...

Double Yourself To Get What You Want

Shelley Zalis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Shelley Zalis

Mary Wells Lawrence, advertising visionary, trailblazer and legend, shares the simple advice that has led her to get everything she has ever wanted: Double Yourself.

On Being American

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch's Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina.

American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.

Why the Mad Men Ending Was Perfect

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Robert S. McElvaine

The series brilliantly carried viewers on a tour through the tumultuous changes in American society from the late 1950s to the beginning of the 1970s. It did so through the lens of the advertising industry, with the social, cultural and political upheavals of the era as a backdrop.

5 Guys Overlooked In Love Who Might Actually Make You Happy

Arlene Schindler | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Arlene Schindler

If you want love, devotion and loyalty, check out these gems in the rough who will potentially worship you for the rest of your life.

No, Don Draper's Last Word Was Not Woo-Woo

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Even in our meditation-friendly decade, the specific technique that Don is shown using, chanting Om, is still widely -- but erroneously -- regarded as woo-woo.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was a week of endings. It kicked off with the Mad Men finale, which ended [SPOILER ALERT] with Don Draper meditating on a hilltop, just before we see the famous, "I'd like to teach the world to sing," Coke ad from 1971. Did Don create it? The series is over, but the debate lives on. Next, David Letterman -- after 33 years of smart, stupid, silly, absurd, cool, game-changing comedy -- signed off with a pitch-perfect finale, and a sincere, "Thank you and goodnight." Less bittersweet was Jeb Bush continuing to say goodbye to his senses, following up his Iraq debacle by claiming that it's "arrogant" to say there's a scientific consensus that climate change is man-made. No, what's truly arrogant is denying future generations a livable planet. Continue down this road, and the earth will say goodbye to us all. Now there's an unambiguous finale.

Mad Men: Om Is Where the Heart Is

Maya Mathias | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Maya Mathias

Thank you Matthew Weiner, for creating a world that we could luxuriate in and learn from. And thank you for ending it on a largely optimistic note. These days, we need every ounce of hope we can get.

Don Draper and the Nones

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Philip Goldberg

What do those two events -- a poll of religious identification and the climax of an iconic period drama -- have in common? In a very real sense, that last glimpse of Don prefigures the rise of the SBNRs.

The Zen of Mad Men

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
K. Ford K.

The finale of Mad Men was not what I expected. The day before the finale aired I was hoping Don Draper would change his name to Dick Whitman and turn his back on the advertising world.

I Am Don Draper

Kristina DiPalo | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Kristina DiPalo

So, yes, I am Don Draper in the sense that I know who I am and how I am perceived. I know my brand, and I'm comfortable with the harmony it engenders with my sense of self. I strongly suspect I'm in the minority in this regard.

This Is What Don Draper Will Look Like At 80

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.21.2015 | Fifty

"Mad Men" may be over, but that doesn't mean we can't imagine Don Draper living on. Sunday's finale was not only a sad farewell to the show that's...

How To Shave Like Don Draper

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.20.2015 | Style

"Mad Men" might be over, but that doesn't mean Don Draper's well-kept look has to be gone, too. The ad executive's slicked-back hair and smooth face b...

The Real Thing

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Julia E. Sweig

The series finale of Mad Men ends with a lingering moment of feel-good levity, just right after the melancholy of the final episodes. Mad Men is not just about the paleolithic era of mass marketing. It is also about how political and cultural history shapes our notion of the possible.

Mad Men Gets It So Right

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I was scared of Mad Men for a long time. Even as it racked up Emmys and accolades, I wouldn't watch. I'd lived through Happy Days and other treacly tributes to the '50s and '60s that didn't ring anything like true. They'd glossed over or just plain avoided the ugly stuff I'd lived through as a black girl growing up in that very white world.

Mad Men: A Morality Tale

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Marilyn Sewell

Why are we so compelled by Don? Well, it is true that a good man is hard to find -- but the bad ones are so much more interesting, at least in fiction, if not also in life.

Mad Men: Don Draper's America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now that Mad Men has reached its endpoint, with critics dissecting its meaning and import, not to mention its influence and destiny during awards season, it is time to further point out its antecedents in literature.

The 'Mad Men' Finale: It's the Real (No)Thing

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Cahn

Certainly, on a superficial level, we can say that all of the major Mad Men characters journeyed forth through significant life changes. But as much as these characters gained scars and wisdom through their journeys, none of them actually changed over the course of a decade.

The Redemption of Don Draper

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

In many ways, Don Draper is the incarnation of advertising itself: the lie that we are defined by things, that we derive meaning from what we consume.

'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?

Meet The Real-Life Don Draper Behind The Famous Coke Ad In The 'Mad Men' Finale

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

After eight years, "Mad Men" finally came to a close on Sunday night in a series finale packed with emotional, fantastic phone conversations and touch...