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Reality Bites: Why Are So Many Readers Obsessed With 'Realism'?

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Peter Mandel

Give us escape-craving readers a break, I say. Since when did fiction -- whether on a screen or in a ream of pages -- hinge on the quality of its imitation?

Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise

April Rudin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Mad Men, the wildly popular AMC TV show about the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, is set in a haze of cigarette smoke...

Not All of Us Were "Mad Men"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Carla Seaquist

For myself, I found purpose in that civil rights protest, down in the streets. A deeply fulfilling career followed, which, while not glamorous, had heart-in-throat excitement. Purpose exhilarates.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends in 2012

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that summer is unofficially here, keep track of all of these stores to experience the newest and greatest in New York City retail.

The Faithful Shopper: April Showers, May Flowers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Mother's Day around the corner, it also seemed like a good time to discuss some of the great florists in our city. Whether your needs are for a simple bouquet or outfitting a full event, take a look.

5 Things "Mad Men" Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street And 3 Tips Madison Avenue Can Offer OWS In Return

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Jerry Ashton

With a creativity Madison Avenue would envy, OWS people continually invent new ways to promote the agenda and vex the establishment.

BEWARE: For 'Mad Men' Nerds Only

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

Mad Men is finally back on the air, and we at the library couldn't be happier. But, if you need something to tide you over between episodes, these books will sweep you up in the world of 1960s New York.

Mad Men Was Beyond Maddening: A Season Five Betrayal

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.27.2012 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

There we were in anticipation, feet up, pillows propped, popcorn popped, mother and daughter and friend to friend conversations waiting. And what did we get?

Money Talks: How To Usher In A New Era For Older Female Consumers

Susan Hess Logeais | Posted 05.22.2012 | Fifty
Susan Hess Logeais

Advertisers follow the money, and what women with money are telling them through their purchases is that they aren't buying into the youth-obsessed market anymore.

Author Reveals The Truth Behind The Mad Men And Women Of Madison Avenue

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In her book, Jane Maas, who's been called "the real life Peggy Olson," brings us a personal portrait of what it was really like to work in the Madison Avenue advertising world of the 1960s and '70s -- not only as a businesswoman but as a mother and wife.

Eleven for Eleven: Damien Hirst's Controversial Worldwide Exhibition

Artlog | Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts
Artlog

Damien Hirst is coming to a town near you. In fact, his spot paintings will be on view at all eleven of the famous Gagosian galleries. On the occasion of the opening, Artlog.com provides you with eleven facts about the notorious spot paintings.

China's New Cultural Revolution

Michael Levy | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Michael Levy

One thing we can count on is a revamped effort at censorship, Big Brother surveillance, and thought control. This may sound like hyperbole, but it isn't; President Hu Jintao has, in fact, been very blunt on these points.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends for 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been an amazing shopping year in New York City, with new stores, new looks, and new visitors (50 million of them!). Going through a list of the n...

An Open Letter to Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and 7th Avenue

Seth Matlins | Posted 01.10.2012 | Media
Seth Matlins

Dear All: I've got a 6 year-old daughter, and I'm worried for her health and happiness, because of what you're doing, and what you won't do.

The Faithful Shopper: Faith's Top 11 for Fall 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The conclusion of Fashion Week truly kicks off the fall retail season, and New York has an amazing crop of new stores and designers looking to outfit us in style!

The Faithful Shopper: Luxe for Less

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.30.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

These days we fashionistas must watch our wallets as carefully as we watch our waistlines. That doesn't mean we have to sacrifice our love of luxury, however; New York offers a plethora of luxury discount shops.

The Faithful Shopper: Back to School for the City Cool

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Tots adore Crocs' rainbow, plastic footwear, and the company has expanded the empire with tons of new styles, sneakers, and backpacks galore.

The Faithful Shopper: Time to Travel

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It may be August, but there's still time to sneak in that summer vacation. The key to a relaxing trip is making sure you're properly equipped before you leave, with the right luggage, the right information, and the right tools.

I Have To Be Romanced When I Shop

Jason Bolden | Posted 09.28.2011 | Style
Jason Bolden

Romance is the pleasurable feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. And this is how the best brands in the world communicate with you and it started when we were just children.

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

Saki Knafo

Dove Ad Casts Spotlight On Madison Avenue Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

When people ask Eugene Morris why he left a virtually all-white advertising firm in the early 1970s for an African-American one, he tells them about t...

The Faithful Shopper: Gourmet Goodies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.13.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With summer nearly here, it's time to start planning our social lives -- whether you're hosting friends or you're the guest, nothing is more special than to offer your gourmet treat or bottle of wine.

Met Museum To Take Over Whitney Museum's Space

AP | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — New York's Whitney Museum of American Art plans to give up its Madison Avenue building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But offici...

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends for 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.03.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

When you visit as many stores as I do (note to accountant -- it's retail research, not shopping), you begin to see patterns and trends emerging, and New York this year is no exception.

The FaithFul Shopper: Choices for Chocoholics

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to revisit where to buy the world's best treat -- chocolate. Whether you love your chocolate light and sweet, or dark and bitter, there are plenty of places old and new to indulge.