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Don Draper

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...

Why 'Mad Men' Gives Us Hope on the Gun Violence Issue

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gross

Don Draper famously said, "If you don't like what's being talked about, change the conversation." That is precisely what we must do to address the problem of gun deaths and injuries in our nation.

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.

'Mad Men' & 'GoT' Had No Time For People With Poor Grammar Sunday Night

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment

One would normally assume that "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones" have little in common, aside from the fact that both are television dramas that air bac...

'Every Day Love's A Little Stronger': Mad Men Winding Up

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

With one more segment before the ending, there was pervasive promise for the characters we have gotten so involved with, despite a shocking new development.

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.

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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.18.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...