Mad Men: Don's Coterie of Women, All Mirrors for His Sad Existence

It's so satisfying, as we wrap up the final episodes of Mad Men, to realize that Don was simply the moral barometer, and the show was about its women all along: Joan, Peggy, Megan, Dawn, even Caroline, Roger Sterling's nerdy secretary. The '50s and early '60s crawled by, entrenched power moving tectonically—so slow… » 4/13/15 1:00pm Monday 1:00pm

Mad Men: Joan Would Like To Burn Shit Down, & Other Feminist Concerns

The primary goal of the miniskirt was never about tempting men: designer Mary Quant, mother of the mini, always said its construction was meant for woman's lib, literally. "I liked my skirts short because I wanted to run and catch the bus to get to work," she told the Scotland Herald last year. "It was that feeling of… » 4/06/15 12:35pm 4/06/15 12:35pm

Tracking the Life of Young Sally Draper, TV's Best Teenager

Sally Draper is almost nine years old in season three of Mad Men. During the episode "The Fog," after a bloody school fight in which Sally (Kiernan Shipka) pushed a classmate's face into a drinking fountain, parents Don and Betty are called into her class to discuss her increasingly bad behavior. The cause is… » 3/30/15 2:10pm 3/30/15 2:10pm

Fancy Fashion at Last Night's Fancy Mad Men and Home Parties

It's Spring and you know what that means: the television is about to bombard us with Sunday night shows that will impede upon our collective ability to go outside and actually enjoy the Springness of it all. (Looking at you, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Best Bars in America.) But with great power comes great… » 3/23/15 1:00pm 3/23/15 1:00pm

Mad Men's 'Secret' History: January Jones Auditioned to Play Peggy

The Hollywood Reporter has published an oral history of sorts on the phenomenon that is Mad Men as we approach the final seven (THAT'S IT?) episodes of the series. "The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men'" follows the show from conception through its growth as arguably one of the best shows on… » 3/11/15 7:50pm 3/11/15 7:50pm

The Dude Who Made That Terrible Mall Ad Knew EXACTLY What He Was Doing

You've probably seen the abysmal ad for Missouri's East Hills Mall, which is currently circulating the Internet. Perhaps you even have the drone of "boots and pants and boots and pants" stuck in your head this very minute! Well, the guy who made that commercial knew exactly what he was doing. » 8/19/14 3:20pm 8/19/14 3:20pm

Mad Men: The Ads Don Wasn't Supposed To Tear Out Of Megan's Magazine

On the season premiere of Mad Men last night Megan implores Don to not tear the ads out of her magazine. We just happened to notice from the cover that it was the February 1969 issue of Playboy that she was rightly safeguarding. We dipped into our archives to find out which ads appeared in that issue and gathered the… » 4/15/14 4:51pm 4/15/14 4:51pm

The Many, Many Kisses of Don Draper

Mad Men is returning for its seventh and final season on Sunday, meaning this is our last chance to see Jon Hamm play the sultry Don Draper. For six years, Hamm's played the brooding, mysterious and complicated character with a smoldering swagger that really works if you're not looking at his tiny upper arms. No,… » 4/11/14 3:00pm 4/11/14 3:00pm

Christina Hendricks Wants In On That Bloody Game of Thrones World

Christina Hendricks has never seen Game of Thrones, but she once in a moment of panic, told a reporter that she'd like to be on it and thus launched a thousand fan fantasies. Even having fessed up to being a little ignorant about the show and books, the Mad Men actress stands by her choice, telling Conan that she'd… » 4/08/14 1:45pm 4/08/14 1:45pm