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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 ...

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.

Matthew Weiner Explains 'Mad Men' Finale

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment

Did you watch the "Mad Men" finale on Sunday? Were you confused? Do you have theories of what happened to Don, Peggy and the rest of the gang? In ...

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.

Mad Men: Team Weiner Captures on Finale

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Finales of TV series are tough to pull off. Let's all agree. That said, Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, and his team pulls off a finale by capturing hearts and minds, and also with closure.

Maureen Ryan

What The 'Mad Men' Finale Can Teach Us About Enlightenment | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment

Two days after the “Mad Men” finale aired, what more is there to say? So many critics have weighed in with thoughtful and insightful essays; even ...

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's Finale (And Why Hippies Never Cook You an Enchilada)

Erica Ford | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Erica Ford

Shot of salt flats. Don is racing cars. His face is determined. And covered with lots and lots of sweat. But we'll get used to Don being coated in a sheen of sweat in this episode. Not sexy sweat. The sweat of alcohol, despair, and Utah.

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.

Matthew Jacobs

How Betty Draper Is Influencing January Jones' Post-'Mad Men' Roles | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

Warning: This post contains spoilers for “Person to Person,” the series finale of “Mad Men.” "Mad Men" made a concerted move to bid farewel...

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...

Maureen Ryan

'Mad Men' Finale: What Was Awesome, What Was Frustrating And Why It's Hard To Let Go | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Person to Person,” the series finale of “Mad Men.” “People just come and go and no one says goodbye....

WATCH: 'Mad Men' Cast And Creator Dish On Ending The Series

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.15.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

After seven seasons, over 20 romances for Don Draper and more cigarettes than we can count, "Mad Men" officially comes to a close on Sunday, May 17. T...

Betty Draper Is Finally Likable -- There's Just One Problem With That

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

She wasn't the perfect mom. Maybe she was the anti-mom. But I loved Betty Draper for all her contradictions and imperfections. And she doesn't deserve her fate. If you're a longtime fan of Betty Draper, raise your hand! No takers? OK, I admit Betty has a lot of flaws. A lot of big flaws.

Erin Whitney

How 'Mad Men' Costume Designer Janie Bryant Was A Storyteller Through Fashion | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment

In just a few days, it truly will be the end of an era when "Mad Men" debuts its final episode. For eight years, from March 1960 up until la...

Maureen Ryan

17 Things 'Mad Men' Should And Shouldn't Do Before It Ends | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment

“Mad Men” ends forever May 17, and there are some things it’d be lovely to get from it before it goes. Now, let’s just acknowledge at the ...

Only 5 'Mad Men' Actors Actually Know How The Show Ends

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Kevin Rahm joined the "Mad Men" cast as Don Draper's rival ad man Ted Chaough during the series' fourth season, and it turns out that being late to th...

'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 ...

Maddie Crum

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

Elisabeth Moss Is Totally Down For A 'Mad Women' Spinoff

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment

We won't know how the final season of "Mad Men" ends until May, but online speculation postulates that the last episode could lead into a spinoff call...

John Slattery: The 'Mad Men' Finale Feels 'Inevitable' But 'Not Predictable'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment

The countdown is officially on for the end of "Mad Men," which returns to AMC in April and wraps up for good in May. But the show's cast already knows...

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 ...

Matthew Weiner Explains Why 'Mad Men' Viewers Don't Like Don Draper

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

The iconic Don Draper will finally hang up his hat next year after seven seasons of sexy '60s drama. With only a handful of episodes left with Sterlin...

The Final Days On The 'Mad Men' Set Were 'Like A Funeral'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

"Mad Men" fans still have several months to wait for the conclusion of the critically-acclaimed series, but the show's actors have already said their ...