Mad Men

Push(back) at the Intersections: Two Ways of Looking at Mad Men

I think the differences in the way people engage with Mad Men are a reflection of the different ways that people like to interact with pop culture. For some of us, it’s pure entertainment. For others, it’s something deeper and darker. I like pop culture I can sink my teeth into... Read more »

Mad World: A (spoiler-free!) look at advertising on the new season of Mad Men

Most people with a finger on the pulse of pop culture (and I’m guessing that includes you if you’re reading this) know that the new season of AMC’s Mad Men premiered on Sunday. Now, for those of you who are waiting... Read more »

TelevIsm: Four things for the fourth season of Mad Men

Mad Men is back on Sunday for its fourth season! I am a big fan (I've written about the show often at Deeply Problematic) but unfortunately I cannot write critically about a season that has not yet aired. Nonetheless, I do have... Read more »

Tuning In: Zooey Deschanel with the Band

I close the “Tuning In” series with my thoughts about Zooey Deschanel’s attempt to adapt Pamela Des Barres’s I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie for HBO. Read more »

Mad World: Mad Man George Lois

Few people embody the tough questions raised by the advertising industry like George Lois. A brilliant innovator who is responsible for countless iconic (and... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

You may have seen some news this week about a new line of Mad Men Barbie dolls. Not surprisingly, the dolls are lacking in the body diversity department, even though they are supposed to be doll versions of actual... Read more »

Stop calling Joan Holloway fat!

If I hear another blogger/author/interviewer comment on Christina Hendricks’ weight I might lose it. As if her body (omg BOOBS) wasn’t enough of a focus already, now she is being picked apart for her appearance at the Golden... Read more »

Tube Tied: Regarding Joan

Sorry for so much Mad Men, but as my blogging stint approaches its end, I wanted to complete my little triad on the women of Mad Men - and I'm a little worried lately about Joan.   I'm worried because the last time we saw her she was no longer wearing that hairpiece and her walk was more tentative... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Technically Difficult Edition

It’s like The View except we all believe Roman Polanski is a rapist. Lend your ears to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Listen in as Kjerstin, Jonanna, and Kelsey discuss the recent sexual transgressions... Read more »

Don Draper: The Most Influential Fake Man of 2009

Yesterday, my bf emailed me an article from the consistently obnoxious and terrible men’s site Apparently, the hard-hitting journalists working over there were interested in determining the... Read more »