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Mad Men: All Business Is Personal

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.30.2014 | TV
Darryl Woodard

Roger Sterling will definitely be one of the favorites of the Mad Men characters missed when the show concludes next year. But also I believe one of the other secondary characters will also be missed, and that is Harry Crane, acted by Rick Sommer.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

Are You An Ambitious Woman?

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Gina Barreca

Women rarely admit our ambitions out loud not only because we fear failure -- a fear we share with our male counterparts -- but because wanting to succeed might make us seem less feminine. That's the tricky part.

Mad Men: The Strategy Is My Way

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Strategy," Mad Men's penultimate episode of 2014, was a very important episode about work and relationships. And in the best tradition of Mad Men, it showed that, for these folks, the most important relationships revolve around work while the best work is about relationships.

Mad Men: Direction Amidst Chaos

William Bradley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper continued his move toward redemption and re-emergence as a career success in the latest episode of Mad Men, the more than a little bizarre "The Runaways." But as one brilliant talent continued in a positive direction, another careened precipitously into emotional collapse.

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: Don Draper Looks to the Future, No Matter What ('If 6 Was 9')

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It's not exactly a stretch to say that the episode is structured in three parts to show Don's past with his first wife demonstrating why she remains stuck in an untenable child-like mode, his present with his second wife and why her unstable situation is untenable for him, and his hoped-for future at his past employer Sterling Coo.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Let's Ask the Chicken... or Maybe the Egg?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

The spring holidays have ended, the last bit of stale matzo has been choked down, and we Hebraic types can all go back to eating bread again, although...

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.

Why Peggy Is Her Own Worst Enemy On 'Mad Men'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.21.2014 | TV

Spoiler Alert: Do not read, if you have not cringed over Peggy's behavior in "Mad Men" Season 7, Episode 2, "A Day's Work." It ain't easy for a wom...

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.

18 Ways To Be The Peggy Olson Of Your Workplace

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women

Seven years ago, Peggy Olson walked into Sterling Cooper right out of secretarial school to answer the phone for Don Draper. At the end of "Mad Men's"...

No, Dove, My Armpit Is Not Having a Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

My armpit does its job just fine and my appreciation for what it does is not contingent upon how it looks, how it looks to others or even how lovely it smells. My armpit is, happily, the last place on my body that gets my attention.

Life After Mad Men: Peggy & Megan

Aimee Anderson | Posted 08.27.2013 | TV
Aimee Anderson

Already I sense a collective worry, panic -- how would these characters live without Don Draper at the center, calling all the shots?

Mad Men's Down Season 6 Ends Up in Triumph

William Bradley | Posted 08.26.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Mad Men's season six was a bit of a slog. But we have arrived at the place where we want to be, the very edge of the show's final season.

The Lasting Image Of The 'Mad Men' Finale

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 06.25.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the Season 6 finale of AMC's "Mad Men," titled "In Care Of." In a "Mad Men" finale that was filled wi...

LOOK: 16 Lessons The Women Of 'Mad Men' This Season (GIFs)

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women

Season 6 of "Mad Men" has involved some serious surprises for its female characters, but our leading ladies Peggy, Joan, Megan, Betty and Sally refuse...

A Slumping Mad Men Heads to Its Season Finale

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2013 | TV
William Bradley

One of the greatest TV series of all time has just one episode to go in its divisive sixth season, and just one season left after that in this epic novel for television.

Mad Men Gets a Bounce After Shaking Things Up

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV
William Bradley

After a long span of increasingly airless personal drama, followed by last week's intrusion of a major historical tragedy, the show got back to its advertising roots with a vengeance. In fact, the show may have re-booted itself, as it did at the end of Season 3. For once again, the old Sterling Cooper etc. is no more.

Mad Men Meets the Assassination of Martin Luther King

William Bradley | Posted 06.29.2013 | TV
William Bradley

The Flood is a good episode of Mad Men, especially in a Season 6 off to an uneven start. It came at a good time, too, reassuring that our characters are not all irretrievably stuck in tedious personal melodramas. That, actually, they can be very appealing people.

Mad Men: On the Comeback Trail in a Changing Cultural Landscape

William Bradley | Posted 06.10.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Mad Men is back, and I'm glad. Even though the two-part premiere episode wasn't perfect, it brought some keen acting, sharp dialogue, and stunning visuals. And it brought the show fully into the beginning of the fire that consumed the late 1960s.

How Women Reacted To The 'Mad Men' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women

"Peggy Olson, you are the song in my heart." "If I ever start a riot grrrl band, I'm calling it Sally Draper." When season 6 of "Mad Men" premiered...

'She's Not Gonna Start Burning Bras'

Posted 04.06.2013 | TV

Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) will return for a sixth season of "Mad Men" on Sunday night. And while she's left Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce behind, Mo...

'Mad Men' Actress Stars In Terrific Jane Campion Mystery Tale

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.15.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

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.

Where Is Peggy When 'Mad Men' Returns?

Posted 01.26.2013 | TV

Elisabeth Moss was surprised by her character Peggy's exit from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce during Season 5 of "Mad Men." But to be honest, she still...