Here, Treat Yourself to a Random Penny-Ante Mad Men Prop 

Now that the show’s done and everybody’s satisfied that Don never became D.B. Cooper, it’s time to do away with all the props of Mad Men. Which means that if you’ve got some extra cash, you could be the proud owner of some smart midcentury accessories (or some hideous ‘70s tchotchkes, if that’s your thing). »7/31/15 5:15pm

Let's Get Some Summer Style Inspiration From This May 1958 McCall's

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, which means it’s officially summertime here in the United States. But perhaps you’ve fallen behind in the wardrobe department. Maybe your sundress game could use a little elevating. Well, why not take a page from this May 1958 issue of McCall’s, featuring “carefree” cottons? »5/27/15 3:30pm

Why We Should Have Seen Betty Draper's Mad Men Fate From a Mile Away

On the penultimate episode of Mad Men, viewers were shocked by a Betty Draper curveball, that, as far as I can tell by trolling dozens of unhinged messages boards online, very few viewers saw coming. But, in retrospect, Matthew Weiner, brilliant former Sopranos scribe, Mad Men creator, and mild sadist had been giving… »5/15/15 3:30pm

Mad Men Who Cannot Function on Their Own: 'Jesus, What Am I Gonna Do?'

A single episode of Mad Men remains and things are, as they say, getting really real. The feeling that most of the main characters are careening towards a spiritual finality has only gotten more acute, but not necessarily because the series is ending; more so because they can finally see twilight from this vantage… »5/11/15 12:10pm

Goodbye and Good Riddance, Angry Little Men Who Hate Skyler White

There's a lot I'll miss now that Breaking Bad is over. I'll miss Jesse's boyish swearing, Hank's percussive heh-heh laugh, Marie's purple everything, baby Holly's hats. My confusion over how hot I find Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. The entire cast's virtuosic performances, the script's brilliance, the colors and… »9/30/13 3:38pm

Betty Draper: Ice Cream Monster, Grace Kelly Clone, or Dark Horse?

Ugh, Betty Draper! Who are you, you enigmatic puzzle box of a TV character? Are you a scorned harridan who’s trying to undermine her loutish ex-husband’s marriage to a younger, thinner woman, or are you merely a superficial woman who regrets being so mean to her only daughter and taking a second husband who, for all… »5/05/13 8:00pm