BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 08, 2014
Loved it when Kristen Bell took on minimum wage issues as the magical Mary Poppins? Christina Hendricks serves up just as much sass in her Mad Men take on the current issue of gender equality in the workplace.
Joan Harris serves up the modern workplace with a nice dose of 1960s hypocrisy in this Funny or Die video. After thoroughly confusing other women in cubicles with her martini-sipping, indoor-cigarette smoking ways, she drops some knowledge on them: ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on May 01, 2014
This might strike as a funny double standard to quibble with (as it involves the ever- dubious devil's brew), but I'm interested today in the gender divisions across bar culture. As a frequenter of the, ahem, “libation establishment” – and a former bartender of two years – I like to think I know a thing or two about drinking culture. And here's the sorriest fact of things, friends: it's a truth universally acknowledged and assumed ... Read More
The photographer Suzanne Heintz is sick and tired of being told that she needs to marry and have kids. Although she acknowledges the strides made by women in the past decades in her interview with Feature Shoot, she feels now that a new sort of feminine mystique has emerged in the past years; rather than being expected to be perfect housewives, society now demands that women have the family, the career, and the flourishing social life. Amidst pressure to ... Read More
Homeland's Carrie Mathison
TIME’s Eliana Dockterman has something to say about the seemingly empowered and independent female television characters in her essay “TV’s Strongest Female Characters Share One Stupid Flaw.”
While applauding the increased presence of female “DC fixers, CIA operatives, [and] revenge-seeking killers” in shows like Scandal, Homeland, and Revenge, Dockterman sees a pattern: each of the ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Aug 29, 2013
This photo of Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper on AMC's Mad Men, seems like a natural progression of events if you've been following the show. Sally Draper has gone from sweet child to rebel girl in the span of six seasons of everyone’s favorite 1960s drama. She's fierce and defiant with nearly every authority figure she meets on the show. After some shocking moments in Season 6 between Sally, Betty and Don, how is her rebellion going to pan out? The ... Read More
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More