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Mad Men Sweeps the Latest Awards and Loses A Key Character

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The last month has brought some good news, and some bad, from the Mad Men front.

Mad Men and the Decline of America

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

As Don Draper reminds us again and again, love is something a guy like him creates to sell us nylons. We buy, we consume, we dream, but we need to build something real again.

A Follow Up: "Hank Moody: For Women Only" (Question)

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reese Schonfeld

Despite at times being self-centered, lewd and at times irresponsible, would you date and/or marry Hank Moody?

Brooks Brothers To Go Mad With Don Draper Suits

StyleList.com | Lisa Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Don Draper is the most dashing man on television and now you can sport a suit just like his. Brooks Brothers and "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bry...

North by Northwest's 50th Anniversary Edition: Enduring Appeal and the Mad Men Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

What can you say about a 50-year old movie? If it's by Alfred Hitchcock, and it's a classic of suspense, humor, and style, and it's influenced the best series on television, Mad Men, quite a lot.

It's November 22, 1963 On Mad Men: HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

I've always wondered how Mad Men's writers and producers would handle one of the most critical and shattering events in American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Don Draper: For Women Only, Please Respond

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I am associated with the Culture Change Institute, a Tufts based group founded by Sam Huntington and Larry Harrison, which examines various cultures r...

Lay Off Betty Draper-Francis

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

The dashing and exciting bad boy ended up being a sh*t husband. Good for Betty. As far as other fans speculating that Henry Francis wants control over Betty, it's too soon to tell for me.

Mad Men and the High Cost of Advertising

James Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Block

That Mad Men chronicles the rise of contemporary advertising should be our first warning. The fantasy machine that propels the American consumer culture achieves this leverage simply with make believe.

Mad Men: "Souvenir" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

This episode was a big showcase for January Jones, a stunning beauty who is also a very good actress. Forget Don, this was the Betty Draper show.

Mad Men: Three Seasons On and Looking Forward

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

I've been thinking about the arc of the series, from 1960 to 1963. Where has the series been, where is it now, and where might it be going with creator Matthew Weiner?

Mad Men: "The Gypsy and the Hobo" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Gypsy and the Hobo" has significantly stepped up the pace of this season of Mad Men. And it contains the big confrontation we've all been waiting for from the beginning.

Mad Men: "Wee Small Hours" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Listening to Martin Luther King on the murder of four girls in a Birmingham church, Betty opines that maybe this civil rights thing is premature. But Betty should know that a dream deferred can dry up like a raisin in sun.

Mickey Becomes a Rat And We All Like It: Why Are Our Heroes All Dark?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lennard Davis

What's happened to Mickey? I read today that Disney is about to launch a new Mickey video game in which our hero's sunny personality is going dark side.

Mad Men: "The Color Blue" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Last night's "The Color Blue" was a cracking good episode that, after last week's rushed and rather arbitrary plot developments, returned Mad Men to its strongest ground.

House vs. Mad Men

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

At some point we have to break our emotional silence and get down to what is really going on. Don Draper has yet to do that, and it looks like he will never be able to fully. Gregory House has at least made a start.

Mad Men: "Seven Twenty Three" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

What "Seven Twenty Three" is is Don Draper's Waterloo. Or I should say, Dick Whitman's Waterloo. That's the day in 1963 on which Don Draper/Dick Whitman gets lassoed.

Mad Men's Emmy Triumph Comes As "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Last night's repeat win at the Emmy Awards further enshrined Mad Men as television's best series on a night when it aired a consequential new episode.

Mad Men: "The Fog" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Five major plot developments in this episode -- named for the culmination of Betty Draper's pregnancy -- drive the action forward as we enter the middle of the season.

Mad Men: "My Old Kentucky Home" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Season 3's third episode, named for a stunning Roger Sterling musical interlude, is as much about tone as advancement of the plot. And a surprisingly musical tone at that.

Mad Men: "Love Among the Ruins" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

We learned more about the characters and the changes taking place in this pivotal year. And we tapped into very contemporary themes about corporate disarray and aging parents.

Why Men Don't Talk

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Men don't talk because the very vocabulary for day-to-day life has been so dominated by a female frame of reference that we've lost the ability to explain ourselves in any meaningful way.

Mad Men: "Out of Town": Season 3 Opener Satisfying If Not Scintillating

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

A satisfactory if not scintillating opener for the third season of Mad Men. The show captures the air of uncertainty that grips today's U.S. economy, and hints at major culture clash ahead.

The Mad Men (and Women!) of Morning Joe

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

In the tradition of merging the media beat with whatever pop culture sensation has captured the Zeitgeist, I thought it would be fun to cast the Mad Morning Men (and Women) of Morning Joe. Hey, what else are you gonna do until next Sunday at 10?

Mad Men Returns: The '60s Advertising Drama Is A Time Tunnel To the Present

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There are a number of ways to view Mad Men. For my own part, I can take it as a period piece, a sort of time capsule of the early '60s, at once relatively close yet far enough away to be intriguing for its unfamiliarity.