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Mad Men: Horizons Lost and Not Yet Found

William Bradley | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The second-to-last episode of Mad Men ever, "Lost Horizon," was another fine episode in a fine final run of episodes, but perhaps unnecessary. Neither...

Mad About 'Mad Men'

Barry Kibrick | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Barry Kibrick

As we bid a sad but fond farewell to this transformative and ground-breaking television series, I want to share with all my viewers and readers this classic Between the Lines episode.

'Expect The Unexpected' In The 'Mad Men' Series Finale

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Only three episodes remain in the final season of "Mad Men," and while notoriously spoiler-averse showrunner Matthew Weiner has made sure there won't ...

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. (

Of Dreams Deferred

Monica Cox | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Monica Cox

I dreamt of becoming a writer. I found the spot on the library or book store shelf where my book would reside. And yet, somehow, I knew that writing a book wasn't an occupation. At least not a realistic one for me. It was compartmentalized as a dream.

Who Said It?: Don Quixote Or Don Draper

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts

Today, every book-adoring Twitter user is paying homage to a certain literary heavyweight's deathiversary. (Ahem, his name rhymes with Gilliam Rhakesp...

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.

Mad Men Season 7: Don's Long Goodbye

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

The tragedy of King Draper is that now that he is "ready" (as he tells "Di"), the tough new girl in his life reveals that she is not. She needs to suffer a bit more for her past misdeeds. And so it goes. The heaping mess of karma, born long before Dick Whitman even entered this world, is still inflicting its vengeance on our late-blooming ad man.

3 Reasons Don Draper Should Be Grateful

Janice Kaplan | Posted 04.15.2015 | TV
Janice Kaplan

Gratitude doesn't sap strength -- it makes a boss more powerful.

Maddie Crum

The Real Reason Why You Love Don Draper, According To Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books

What will become of Don Draper? As the final season of “Mad Men” continues, the debate surrounding our crestfallen hero’s fate gro...

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.

Does Mad Men Foretell the Future of Men?

Jack Myers | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
Jack Myers

What is the future of men? Followers of AMC's Mad Men will be asking that question as the final episodes unfold over the next few weeks.

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.

The Night a Gay Don Draper Called Peggy Lee

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

She let her words lie there for a beat. And then with a twinkle in her voice she said, "But I've still got the voice." I could almost feel her breath in my ear."Yes, Peggy, you've still got the voice."

Maureen Ryan

'Mad Men' Returns With Familiar Faces And New Dilemmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment

Warning: Contains spoilers for “Severance,” the eighth episode of the final season of “Mad Men.” “She lived the life she wanted to live....

Everything You Need To Know Before 'Mad Men' Returns

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment

"Mad Men" returns for its final seven episodes on Sunday night. The first half of Season 7 was a difficult climb back to the top for Don, and a lot ha...

Don Draper's Advice for Climate Change Deniers

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Bob Brinkmann

Given all the bad press anthropogenic climate change denialists like Rick Scott of Florida and Senator Inhofe of Oklahoma have been getting lately, I thought it would be useful to consider what advice Draper might give them.

Christopher Rosen

This Is Why 'Mad Men' Won't End With Don Being Punished

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

Don Draper has been called everything from a "pretty bad person" to a "bad dude" to a "rotten asshole." Even Jon Hamm, the man who has played Draper f...

Why Do We Love Don Draper?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 03.29.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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I'm Not Sally Draper, But I Could've Been

Mary Novaria | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Mary Novaria

The Drapers lived in Ossining, N.Y., and so did we beginning in 1963. Before that, we lived in a Bronx apartment building on Fordham Hill, a place I hadn't thought of in years.

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?

Matthew Weiner Analyzes the Final, Official 'Mad Men' Poster

www.vulture.com | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment

The final seven episodes of "Mad Men" begin airing in just six weeks, which means the AMC buzz machine surrounding the show has kicked into gear. La...

It's The End Of An Era In These New 'Mad Men' Photos

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment

The end of "Mad Men" looms closer, meaning its time to speculate about the fate of our favorite Sterling Cooper characters. The final seven episodes o...

Here's When 'Mad Men' Will Return

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment

Sterling Cooper & Partners is finally closing its doors. AMC announced at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that the second ...

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.