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A Conversation With Gillian Zoe Segal, Author Of 'Getting There: A Book of Mentors'

Mad Men is incredible and Matthew Weiner is a genius. I’ve had no problem recognizing his success and ignoring the struggles, because, well, he invented Don Draper. This perception changed last week when I read an incredible essay on Fast Company by the man himself. The very idea of Weiner’s [...]

Here's where 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner will be during the show's final episode

Currently in its seventh and final season, "Mad Men" will soon say goodbye after eight years on the air. When that time comes, the show's creator and writer, Matthew Weiner, says, " I'm pretty sure I'm going to be sad." The 49-year-old...Show More Summary

Here's how 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner manages his super busy schedule

Between Matthew Weiner's hit series' "The Sopranos" and "Mad Men," the 49-year-old writer/show creator has finally learned the key to managing his busy schedule. "I have an assistant with an IQ higher than mine who can make sure that I get stuff done," Weiner told Business Insider at Tuesday's Time 100 gala. Show More Summary

Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner on Fan Criticism and This Week’s Betty and Glen Arc

With fans, critics, and self-proclaimed Mad Men analysts dissecting every character, detail, and moment of the show’s final episodes, Matthew Weiner says he’s all for the close reads — but people aren’t necessarily getting it right. “I don’t work in a symbolic universe. It’s a story being told. Every episode’s a... More »

Samuel Taylor Coleridge lied (knowing this might encourage aspiring writers)

3 days agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

In an article on the site, Mad Man creator Matthew Weiner mentions that Coleridge's claim that his classic poem, Kubla Khan, came to him in a rush when he woke up from an opium-inspired dream was a lie. Apparently...

Fug The Show: Mad Men recap, “Forecast”

In which Matthew Weiner all but holds up a sign that says I AM OBSESSED WITH THE CONCEPT OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS ESPECIALLY NOW THAT MY AWESOME SHOW IS ABOUT TO GO OFF THE AIR. That said, although I thought this episode…lacked some subtlety, I also thought watching it was an hour well-spent, and Read More...

'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner reveals his biggest career regret

"Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner has won nine Emmy awards. Time magazine has named him as one of the 100 most influential people, saying he is "no less than a genius" and that "his influence on the world of television is unparalleled." But success didn't come easily to Weiner. Show More Summary

'Mad Men' recap: The vision thing

Sometimes “Mad Men” can be so inscrutable it feels like it was written by David Lynch. At other times, Matthew Weiner might as well post its themes on a billboard in Times Square. I probably don’t have to tell you which kind of episode “The Forecast” is.

'Mad Men' finale countdown: Don't send Sally off this way

"Mad Men"creator Matthew Weiner has said of the last seven episodes of the series, "each one of them feels like the finale." As the show winds to a close, Zap2it examines the most finale-like moment of each episode.The "Mad Men" scene...Show More Summary

‘Mad Men': Is Sally Draper our last hope for change?

As “Mad Men” winds down to its final hours, Matthew Weiner’s aims loom just as cryptic as ever, made more so by the introduction of new characters and the resurfacing of long-forgotten ones. It’s set off a spate of questions: How are all of these people going to factor into the finale? Is he just bringing […]

Don Draper is a ‘very weak man’ says ‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Don Draper, the central and serially seductive character of the hit TV show “Mad Men”, is actually a “very weak man”, his creator told a Paris audience on Sunday. “Shame is his lifeblood,” Matthew Weiner said of his intriguing main character, who is the engine of...

"Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists

In Getting There: A Book of Mentors, the lauded creator candidly reveals his years of struggle—and his eventual path to success. I remember studying Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Kubla Khan" in high school. According to Coleridge, upon waking from a deep, opium-induced reverie, he recalled a vision and immediately wrote the 54 famous lines. Show More Summary

Critics of ‘Mad Men’s’ Workplace Sexism Are Picking the Wrong Fight With Matthew Weiner

For years, Matthew Weiner has been hearing two different reactions to the casual workplace sexism depicted on Mad Men — with men saying it was unrealistic and women saying it nailed their experience, … Read More

Around Town - Matthew Weiner - Vivid Sydney 2015

Sun 31 May The series creator of Mad Men and former executive producer and writer for The Sopranos is coming to Sydney to speak at Vivid Ideas. Matthew Weiner will...

‘Mad Men’ creator defends workplace sexism scenes: ’100 percent’ of ad women say ‘it was exactly like that’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Mad Men creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner pushed back against criticism of his show’s depiction of sexism in the workplace on Wednesday, telling Ora.TV host Larry King that the reactions tend to be divided across gender lines. “The joke to me was that when the show went on...

Yves Montand: C'est Si Bon

last weekMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Fans of Man Men have been emailing to ask me about the closing song on Sunday night's episode. As viewers of the series know, Matthew Weiner, the show's creator, writer and producer, is crazy about music and loves springing off-beat...

'Mad Men' finale countdown: Megan officially becomes an ex-Mrs. Draper

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has said of the last seven episodes of the series, "each one of them feels like the finale." As the show winds to a close, Zap2it examines the most finale-like moment of each episode.Both of Don's (Jon...Show More Summary

A Look At The Real Ads Of 1970, From A Magazine Spotted On Mad Men

While Matthew Weiner and his team have spun up some beautiful pitches for Don Draper to present throughout Mad Men, the real ads of the day were a little less... poetic. On last Sunday's episode Joan is seen flipping through the May 1970 issue of McCall's, which we purchased—below, a glimpse at what ad campaigns looked like in women's glossies back then. [ more › ]

Unraveling The Mystery Of The Pink Bakery Boxes On Mad Men

We really commend Matthew Weiner & Co. for placing so much importance on the finer details in Mad Men, but even a crack team can make mistakes. On Sunday's episode Don Draper brought a cake to Rachel Menken's shiva, and it came in a pink box. There was some discussion over whether or not this is accurate, because apparently pink boxes are a West Coast thing. [ more › ]

The '90sest People to Guest Star on 'Mad Men'

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

He may be the genius behind one of TV's best shows, but Matthew Weiner is a full-on hashtag '90s kid. If you had any lingering doubts about that, here are just some of the super '90s to the max guest...

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