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'Mad Men' Recap: It's Fight Night

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.16.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Unlike Don, Pete's turmoil isn't essentially the result of self-hatred -- it's all about that desire for recognition and approval.

Why 'Mad Men' Episode Three 'Burkes' Well

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

Do Roger's remarks "Burke?"

The Rise of Pete Campbell

Marion Johnson | Posted 05.26.2012 | TV
Marion Johnson

I like to think that a big chunk of Mad Men's narrative is Pete's education in human behavior. He's the Pinocchio of Sterling Cooper -- he was born a wooden doll, and now is still trying to act like a real boy.

11 Things We Wish Would Happen For The Women Of 'Mad Men'

Posted 03.25.2012 | Women

And so the moment AMC has poured untold thousands of advertising dollars into is here: the long-awaited premier of Season 5 of "Mad Men." As you swish...

Bad Cocktails and Lousy Baseball: What Mad Men Won't Tell You About New York in 1966

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.

Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser Rides The Rails In LA

nytimes.com | TRICIA ROMANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles A MAN is measured by his automobile in this city. But Vincent Kartheiser, the actor who plays the slick ad salesman Pete Campbell on "M...

What Do Rémy Martin Cognac And Mad Men Have In Common? Who Cares, It's Mad Men!

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

I keep thinking Mad Men, and the resultant mania it inspires, will jump the shark any day now, once again leaving my all-things-retro obsession withou...

Mad Men Recap: The Shame Game

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

In "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword," the characters deal with both shame and guilt. Don bounces back to his feet and avoids company shame by realizing they're set up for failure (foresight he hasn't had in a while).

Mad Men Season 4, Ep 4: The Rejected

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Peggy steps out of her day job and into the beatnik nightlife, entering a world divorced from her pragmatism, where she doesn't have to fake virginity to win a man's attention.

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: "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.

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.