You may never have heard of Henry Jamison “Jam” Handy, but almost a century before TV producer Matthew Weiner conjured up the fictional persona of ad man Don Draper, Jam Handy was inventing and shaping the way Americans bought and sold consumer goods, particularly cars. Along the way, he also shaped the way we learn […]
For 2013’s best-of-TV list, The A.V. Club’s TV writers got together to discuss the shows that got us talking the most over the past 12 months. We’re unveiling those shows, one per publication day, culminating in our picks for the top three of the year. Show More Summary
Your team in a room with a whiteboard? As it turns out, that tried-and-true brainstorming method produces the lowest-quality ideas and wastes the most time. Here's a better way. In 1942, BBDO ad executive Alex Osborn (the real Don Draper), coined the term "brainstorming" and published these four rules of engagement: 1. Show More Summary
During the Japanese leg of his current Asia trip, Vice President Joe Biden let his inner Don Draper shine through for a moment when he asked a group of women at Japanese internet company DeNa "Do your husbands like you working f ull-time?" Vice...Show More Summary
In a consumer culture where Teslas, iPhones, and Uber have all become part of the everyday, we still pay for things the way Don Draper did. And in the eyes of Silicon Valley, this is a serious problem.
Always one to push the envelope, Ellen DeGeneres wondered what it would look like if Don Draper from “Mad Men” wasn’t a chain smoker. On today’s (November 22) episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Ellen unveiled an edited version of the much-loved AMC program. She explained, “Today is the Great American Smokeout. Show More Summary
To mark yesterday’s Great American Smoke Out, Ellen Degeneres imagined a Mad Men universe where Don Draper stops sucking on deadly cancer sticks and starts blowing on something much more upbeat and celebratory. While this version of Don Draper will likely live longer, there’s no way a single lifestyle change will cure all of his self-destructive behavior.
Oh no! What would Don Draper do? LOL. ’Mad Men‘ actor Jon Hamm and his wife Jennifer Westfeldt take their car to an auto repair shop to get their tire fixed in Los Angeles, California on Thursday afternoon. Even when … Continue reading »
I am very cognizant that I am playing a character. Don Draper is a pretty dismal, despicable guy, so why I would want to take him home with me I don’t know … It’s a strange thing. People tell … Continue reading »
Jon Hamm may have some similar life experiences to Don Draper, but he doesn't draw on them to get into the groove of "Mad Men." In a new interview with The Observer, Hamm said he's "not that methody." "I am very cognizant that I am playing a character," Hamm told The Observer. Show More Summary
Fuck, Marry, Kill your way over the half-way point of this week. I’ll start, after the cut. Fuck, Marry, Kill: Fictional Cable Anti-heroes Walter White Nancy Botwin Don Draper Feel free to play mine or start your own in the comments below. I’ll bring the cheese and the box wine.
“Ladies Room” (season 1, episode 2; originally aired 7/26/2007) In which everybody needs therapy (Available on Netflix.) If Mad Men’s pilot asked viewers to wonder who Don Draper was, the second episode all but insists upon it. Hell,...Show More Summary
So here’s the thing: when normal men walk around without underwear, it’s disgusting. That thin layer of fabric is all that separates us from the animals, or at least the animals that wear pants but not underwear. Like Ed. You’re better...Show More Summary
TIM: I look like the way I always look. Except for the color of my suit is inspired by Don Draper. So is my drinking tonight, but don’t tell anymore. FAITH: I am going to blow your mind. TIM:…okay. FAITH: This outfit is totally GOOP-inspired. White…suggestion of a cape….sideboob, which is my totally my version Read More...
Yesterday AMC unleashed the Blu-Ray edition of Mad Men Season 6, and in its wake a smattering of special features and bonus material has since been unabashedly zipping about the internet. One of these special features recounts the long-untold...
Don Draper was likely a huge fan. Today, Google celebrates what would have been the 120th birthday of Raymond Loewy,
Mad Men’s Jon Hamm has to be shaved two to three times a day when he is on the set of the hit AMC show in order to keep his face smooth. Lana Horochowski, Mad Men’s makeup artist, has been discussing her working routine on the drama, and she has revealed that most of her... Show More Summary
Cue Don Draper (even if he isn’t an attorney): it looks as if one white show law firm still hasn’t made it to the 21st century: Clifford Chance, a massive, international law firm employing thousands of elite attorneys, distributed a memo entitled “Presentation Tips for Women” that was better suited for a middle school forensics […]
Don Draper has a crazy shaving schedule - The Cut Epic Halloween costume ideas - HuffPost Style Josie Maran's tips for staying beautiful - The Fashion Spot 8 tricks to keep your hair color from fading - Allure Hairstyles that are surprisingly...Show More Summary
Don Draper is watching his wife Megan get ready to film an ad for Baxter shoes. She’s dressed in a mock-European folk costume consisting of a canary blouse, scarlet dirndl and floral headdress.