When Don Draper listens to the Beatles on Mad Men, our protean anti-hero doesn’t cue up one of the Fab Four’s biggest hits on his underused turntable. Instead it’s “Tomorrow Never Knows,” Revolver’s psychedelic swan song in which John Lennon sings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead: “Turn off... More »
Don Draper has inspired men of all ages to step up their dressing and grooming habits--or, to at least upgrade their hoodies. And, as a result, companies expect to cash in.
WHAT: A cocktail-hour tool case for secret agents WHY: Features a combination lock and foam cut to fit the 14 components If your style skews toward James Bond or Don Draper, requisition this stainless-steel suitcase of bar gear designed by Carsten Gollnick for Germany’s award-winning Carl Mertens tableware company. Show More Summary
Actress Kiernan Shipka managed to play Sally Draper for all seven seasons of Mad Men — but as fans know, casting directors didn't get quite so lucky with Sally's brother Bobby Several different child actors portrayed Don Draper's oft-forgotten...Show More Summary
He may be an ad man, but he’s no Don Draper. Paul Polizzotto doesn’t care what you buy. He just wants you to care about a cause. He can get the big companies to care, too.
Just like Don Draper's fedora, Walter White's porkpie hat is joining the Smithsonian. The iconic headgear is just one of a collection of Breaking Bad props that Sony donated to the Smithsonian Museum of American History on Tuesday, alongside gas masks, chemical suits, a bag of Heisenberg's famous blue meth,... More »
Are you shaken or stirred? What someone orders at a bar says a lot about who they are. Don Draper had his Old Fashioneds. James Bond had his vodka martinis. Carrie Bradshaw had her Cosmos. Buy a few Four Lokos or Jagerbombs and we feel you, bro. Read Full Story
"I'm willing to bet that Don Draper was on a plane the next day"
"Either fans are going to love me or they're going to hate me, depending on how you feel about [Don] Draper." Actor Christopher Stanley laughed when recalling to The Huffington Post the moment "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner told him his character, Henry Francis, was going to marry the once Mrs. Show More Summary
This week can only be summarized as very good and very bad.
A few years ago Mad Men delivered a one-two punch when ad man Don Draper was seeking the Jaguar account. One week he and Joan played a happily married couple taking a Jag for a test drive at Christmas, and the next week the firm was pimping her out to get the account. Show More Summary
The anti-hero revolution in television was defined by men who behaved badly in specifically masculine ways, but who we loved anyway. Men like Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) alternately ignored and dominated their families, bossed around...
The following is a guest contributed post from Bonnie Crater, the President & CEO of Full Circle Insights. Move over, Don Draper. A tectonic shift is underway as new technology tools and advanced data capabilities create a huge impact on modern marketing campaign planning, execution, analysis and optimization. To make it in this brave new world, […]
“Why note let every client who sets foot in the door know that this agency has entered the future?” – Don Draper If you ask most people what they think a mainframe is, most will likely get visions of black and white photos of antiquated computers housed in an IBM backroom. As the Vice President [...]Show More Summary
In his 2014 book Difficult Men, journalist Brett Martin identifies bad-boy antiheroes as the defining feature of our current "Golden Age" of television. Tony Soprano, Don Draper and The Wire's Omar Little dazzle with their multifaceted complexity: How deep the furrow in Tony's troubled brow! How pensive the trail of...
Jon Hamm will play the villain. Read the full article on AICN Will this make Jon Hamm a movie star? The man best known for playing Don Draper (and of course his “John Ham” snack line) will play one of the central villains in Edgar Wright’s latest, BABY DRIVER. Show More Summary
“Well, technology is a glittering lure. But there’s the rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash, if they have a sentimental bond with the product.” Don Draper said that. In an episode of Mad Men, a show that is — almost definitively — about nostalgia. But your memories are not real. In some ways they don’t even exist. More »
Donald Trump is the frontrunner among Republican presidential hopefuls, but he's only the No. 2 most scary TV boss, according to a new survey, which should still make the thought of him becoming the boss of our country downright terrifying. Chef...Show More Summary
The “good bad guy” has been having his moment on television. From Don Draper to Tony Soprano, America loves the anti-hero. Here’s a look at some literary anti-heroes from over at Ploughshares. You are likely to either agree with or be enraged by this essay from The Millions on likeability in fiction.
In addition to the ~20 versions in the other dispatches shown further down on this page, here are a few entries that arrived overnight. They’ve just made the deadline for tonight’s exciting announcement of the results. Here we go: Elis Regina, in a duet [as you’ll see] not with Tom Jobim but with a piano. Show More Summary