"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.
For most people around the world, Grand Central Terminal is not so much a train station as a metaphor for directionless mayhem, traffic run amuck, bodies barely dodging one another -- only a miracle can divert a head-on collision of either man or machine.
As a native New Yorker, and having lived in three out of the five boroughs, shows about New York City hold a very special place in my heart.
For the millions of people who will eagerly tune in to the Season 6 premiere, it is in the character of Don Draper. But who is Don Draper?
Will 2013 usher in an era of rapid social transition where we outlaw assault rifles, seriously tackle climate degradation, start to honor the work of government employees like teachers, and start thinking about going back to the land again?
Year-end lists are a holiday tradition along the lines of mistletoe and eggnog. Some people love it and some people hate it, but like clockwork, every year critics and viewers alike start listing the shows that were naughty and the ones that were nice.
Looking at my Top 10 list, I realized it's as bipolar as "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison: On one side are five dramas that explore compromised morality and existential despair, and on the other, say hello to comedy!
Finding the perfect holiday gift isn't always easy. And if you've got college students on your list, it can be difficult to think beyond those two staples -- cash and gift cards. Below are a few stocking stuffers they might not expect, but could be grateful for down the road.
Skyfall is a smash hit, well on its way to being the biggest Bond film of the modern era. But what does it mean and where does it fit in the Bond canon and the current scene?
Is the dominance of white, male voters in this country finally history?
Here's a rundown of some terrific sets that came out just in the last two or three weeks. It's impossible to put them in order of preference: many of these are gems we've been waiting a long time for.
For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.