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.
Going commando is definitely a persons's prerogative (ask Jon Hamm), and it's definitely a person's right to keep that kind of information to themselves. But there are definitely some times when ditching the briefs is more acceptable, or expected, than others.
The work by these several women artists articulate nearly every fathomable aspect of women's desire and socialization, either as it has been codified and perpetuated by women, or historically legislated and imposed on women by men.
"So many people are like me: when they watch Mad Men, they're inspired. They can fantasize about a world where women were elaborately dressed when they came to work, and men were in a suit and tie...My husband -- I'm like, why don't you wear more of that?"
Advertising executive was named "the most overrated job of 2012" by job-search website CareerCast.com. Indeed, while the public looks at advertising and imagines offices populated by suave Don Draper clones, here in the real world, the industry is facing a talent crisis.
One of Shakespeare's most frustrating plays, Much Ado About Nothing features young lovers you don't really want to see get together. But if you've got a battling Beatrice and Benedick, the night is sure to be rescued. That's certainly the case with this new production.
You may know him as Jimmy Barrett, the loose-cannon insult comic on Mad Men who told Don Draper off for sleeping with his wife, or Phil, the overzealous security officer on Lost who fought to maintain order until his bitter end.
In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.