Instead of alleviating our anxiety, "Mad Men" dares to depict it, give it shape, rub our faces in it. We can't help loving Don and Roger, but look at what they do. Look at how they live.
More than ever, it feels as though we're supposed to "solve" "Mad Men" episodes these days; each meaning, symbol, allegory and metaphor is as neatly arranged as a Japanese bento box, one we are supposed to unpack with proper care and reverence.
At a time when Lululemon leggings can too often seem like evening wear (they're black, right?), "Mad Men"‚ back this Sunday after a too-long absence‚ is a reminder that clothing can matter, if we want it to.
Let's be serious: the only reason any of us really watch 'Mad Men' is to fantasize about being as cool as Don Draper.
It's been 10 long months since Mad Men's elegant finale closed out its fifth spectacular season. And while the wait has been excruciating, the Internet kept us hooked with just enough Mad Men tidbits to make it bearable.
"I'm not a film fanatic. If I never saw another movie in my life, it wouldn't bother me. Acting is what I do to make money, but it's certainly not my life-style. Compared to world affairs, to peace conferences, making a movie is absolutely nothing!"
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It goes like this: a female character judges the male protagonist's bad behavior in a completely rational way, and the audience hates her for it.
This list of things critics shouldn't write about feels like an attempt to control things creator Matthew Weiner has no business controlling.
The one thing 'Mad Men' characters consistently do right? Drink.
AMC recently released the teaser for season six of Mad Men. It got me thinking. What if I were married to Donald Draper?
In honor of the day when everybody is encouraged to punk each other, here are the journalistic equivalents of telling someone his or shoelace is untied. Of course, these headlines could never really happen. But we can dream.
What used to be a patriotic rally cry of Appalachian and Rust Belt states (having grown up in a West Virginia steel-working family, I can say that) is now the socially-responsible and eco-friendly marketing campaign for a new trend of designers.
Along with the more expected fresh things that crop up come spring, like flowers and fashion, we're anticipating a number of happy returns on the cultural landscape. From the small screen to the printed page, here is our roundup.
By Julie Miller, Vanity Fair Inspired by the magazine's first-ever Best-Dressed Challenge--in which stylish members of the public are invited to subm...
If we're lucky, this Elisabeth Moss mystery tale will just be the start of a new love affair between Jane Campion and the television industry.