BY Narciso Espiritu
on Aug 27, 2013
Since August 11 of this year, two words burned themselves into our brains: Breaking Bad. The critically-acclaimed, award winning television series began to release its final episodes earlier this month, and it has yet to disappoint. If you’re familiar with Breaking Bad, then you might know about some of the fan reactions to show’s lead female character, Skyler White (played by actress Anna Gunn).
Anna Gunn recently wrote an Op-Ed for The New York Times titled “I Have a Character Issue. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 16, 2013
Friends of Planned Parenthood in North Carolina donned their best bustles and pumps yesterday to fight the state’s latest anti-woman bill, HB730. The gals dressed up '60s style to show just how out-of-date the bill’s proposals are. They said they “love a good vintage look – but not when it’s running state legislature.” Genius!
What is it about this bill that's got their knickers in a twist? Are you sitting down? It's a doozy. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on Apr 10, 2013
Can’t wait until Sunday for the next Mad Men? Well, hurry on over to the Cinema Village Theatre tonight or tomorrow to catch the documentary Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. This thrilling biography covers the life and work of one of American photography's all-time greats, known for capturing the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and the infamous Lolita image from Stanley Kubrick's film.
Stern's work on Madison Avenue helped shape the state of modern advertising, which earned him the credit of original "Mad Man. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on Mar 20, 2013
Jon Hamm's junk seems to be getting in the way of his job-- as Season Six of Mad Men draws nearer, one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive is back in the spotlight for his notoriously distracting package.
According to the NY Daily News, an AMC insider confided that, “during filming — when the ’60s-style clothing was a tight fit — Hamm was politely instructed by a staffer at the network to please wear underwear while shooting his scenes. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
in Eat Me
on Jan 30, 2013
The AV Club might have the best community of any blog ever, which can quickly be seen in the fan-made masterpiece that just surfaced on their website. Commenter Captaindada's has made a perfect cookbook in To First Man, full of pop culture-inspired joke recipes you can actually cook! Much like the site's commenters, these recipes cut deep, like in the "Pizza House" recipe that you would assume is referencing House but is actually referencing our dorky queen Peggy Olson. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
in Eat Me
on Jul 09, 2012
Did you ever think you’d hear the terms “classy” and “jello shot” in the same sentence? The future is here! Yummy, alcohol-infused jello molds in twirly shapes, topped with fruit can change your college-style kegger into an upscale soirée. The atypical desserts are brought to us by blogger Casey Grim, who shares recipes on her site The Modern Gelatina. She uses vodka, gin, beer and more to make these excellent treats.
Grim's molds are often based on TV shows she likes, like Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on May 14, 2012
I am living for printed pants right now. They’re the androgynous alternative to flirty spring dresses and skirts, and they come in a wide range of styles that make them perfect for nearly every body type. Plus, they’re ideal for this transitional weather we’re having; paired with a tank top they’re weekend flea-market friendly or with a well-fitted button down, you could be voted Summer’s Best Dressed at your workplace.
Check out Mad Men beauty January Jones sporting a pair in Los Angeles last week. She looks rad: A. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on Apr 25, 2012
After successful stints on SNL and 30 Rock, we all know that Jon Hamm is not only an impeccable dramatic actor, but also a fantastic comedian. This week, witness Jon and several other Mad Men actors crack wise and heckle one another in an episode of the Nerdist’s All Star Celebrity Bowling. Don Draper, Pete Campbell, Harry Crane (ok, Jon Hamm, Vincent Kartheiser, and Rich Sommer) and show-creator Matt Weiner faceoff against “Weird Al” Yankovic and Nerdist creator Chris Hardwick in the bowling match to end all bowling matches. Read More
on Mar 26, 2012
If you're like us, you watched the season 5 premiere of Mad Men last nite. And, if you're like us, you can't get the song "Zooby zooby zoo" out of your head today.
The song, sung and danced to in an excruciatingly embarrassing performance by Don Draper's Canadian wife, Meg, had us wondering two t hings: in what weird alien language does "zooby zooby zoo" mean "I love you?" And, WHAT IS THAT SONG?
Turns out the title is actually "Zou Bisou Bisou," which in Canadian means, "Oh Kiss Kiss," and it was originally recorded in 1962 by someone named Gillian Hills. Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Mar 21, 2012
And the March Madness continues! That horrible pun is not a reference to basketball, but to a different kind of TV event--AMC’s Mad Men, whose new season premieres March 25th.
Since the promo videos are comprised of old footage, fans have little to speculate about regarding the new season, beyond the cast photos released earlier this month. Befitting of a show about the creative process of advertising, though, the fanbase has mobilized, creating its own material to hype the premiere. Read More