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Mad Men: Horizons Lost and Not Yet Found

William Bradley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With just two episodes left after this one in the life of the series, most of the characters seem set in their trajectories, save for one. You can guess who that is.

Mad Men Season 7: Don's Long Goodbye

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

The tragedy of King Draper is that now that he is "ready" (as he tells "Di"), the tough new girl in his life reveals that she is not. She needs to suffer a bit more for her past misdeeds. And so it goes. The heaping mess of karma, born long before Dick Whitman even entered this world, is still inflicting its vengeance on our late-blooming ad man.

Mad Men: Clearing the Decks for 'New Business'

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a sense, the title of the latest episode of Mad Men, "New Business," is a misnomer. For most of it concerns old business. Yet dispensing with old business as good a way as any to get on with the new, and this episode clears the decks of much that remains from the past.

How Character Development IN 'Mad Men' Drives Conflict

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

As Mad Men nears the close of its final season's first half, much of the discussion surrounding it has morphed into a rhetorical echo chamber: Does it deserve the hype?

Mad Men: More Hope and Some Change

William Bradley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Valentine's Day 1969 finds not much romance amongst the Sterling Cooper crew and no little consternation over work. But there are some definite green shoots of hope and change popping up amidst the confusion and anger.

As Mad Men's Ending Begins, So Does a Shift to Shangri-LA

William Bradley | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Don considers his future, with one foot in New York and the other in California, and neither on especially solid ground, another New Yorker has made a fast adjustment to the California lifestyle.

Mad Men Season Five -- A Rough Start

Janet Turley | Posted 06.30.2012 | TV
Janet Turley

Mad Men -- welcome back from what's been amateur hour at SCDP. I'm not talking about the copywriters, campaigns or maiden voyages on an acid trip. I'm talking about the series writers.

Cocktail City: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Is Already An NYC Tradition

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

It's hard to figure out why someone didn't come up with such a great way to celebrate such a cocktail-mad city long ago.

Mad Men's Fake Memoir Now REAL Book

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mad Men and publishing in the early 1960s were pretty much the same business, same characters, same everything: booze-y lunches, shag a secretary, at ...

Mad Men Recap: R.I.P. Miss Blankenship

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Last night's Mad Men episode, "The Beautiful Girls," centers around Faye, Sally, Miss Blankenship, Peggy and Joan -- all in different stages of life, dealing with their own roles as women as well as their roles with the men that rely on them.

Mad Men Recap: Happy Birthday, Peggy!

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Wow! This week's episode of Mad Men was truly superb, the best this season--perhaps the best of any season. On the night of the historic Liston-Ali fight, Don and Peggy hang back in the office and do some sparring of their own.

Mad Men Recap: Award Night

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

On TV's big night, Matthew Weiner staged his own award show for the Mad Men characters. Even though Jon didn't take home the Emmy, luckily Don Draper got to win an award of his own.

Mad Men Recap: You Are Not a Good Person

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Though less exciting, this episode served a necessary purpose, putting Allison's breakdown, Pete's pregnancy, and Peggy in the foreground.

Mad Men Recap: Shall We Begin 1965?

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

When we begin episode three, the married couples are away on vacation and we're left with those still in the office on New Year's. This episode is really about Don, Lane and Joan.

Mad Men Recap: From Convalescent Home to Roman Orgy

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Last night's episode of Mad Men moves us forward to Christmas, white-haired Roger Sterling is Santa Claus, and people are getting drunk and having sex.

Mad Men Premiere Recap: "Oh good, I got you when you're vulnerable."

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

In last night's season premiere of Mad Men, they take us to roughly a year later. Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is up and running. The episode opens with a reporter asking, "So who is Don Draper?" Right now, Don Draper is a mess.

Los Angeles County Museum on Fire: Bert Cooper's Freaky Octopus Picture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mad Men is one of the few TV series in which the creators know something about art (unlike, say, Work of Art). Not only are the Sterling Cooper office...

The Motto of Mad Men

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

"I Want My Country Back". A motto that would be called treasonous if uttered by throngs of blacks, Latinos or Native Americans has been deftly sculpted by conservatives into an accepted clarion call for white power.

Why We Love Mad Men

Victoria Namkung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Victoria Namkung

While it may seem like watching Mad Men is like opening an archive to the past, I think we watch it because its themes are symbolic to the present.

SNL Brings Home The Hamm

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For those in the audience who actually watch (and love and adore) Mad Men, this weekend's Saturday Night Live was a treat, since it featured series st...