Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic’s literary editor and national editor, deconstructs Mad Men in print (and videos focusing on Jon Hamm’s performances). (Thought-provoking throughout -K.) Pandagon hates the Atlantic piece, and points up some of its flaws, while also doing a brilliant analysis of the many forms of perception in the Color Blue. Pandagon points out that Schwarz hangs a lot of his argument on the notion that Betty wouldn’t have gone to Bryn Mawr (which, for the record, Matt Weiner said was a mistake TWO YEARS AGO, so get over it already–Deborah). Bryn Mawr itself weighs in.
Linda Holmes of NPR also uses Schwarz’s article as a jumping-off point: For a brilliant analysis of Betty Draper.
American Cinematographer has its article on Christopher Manley, ASC online, with a sidebar on director and script supervisor Jennifer Getzinger — who is also interviewed by the New Haven Register as part of a TV family profile.
Basketcase Therese B. found this awesome 1962 whiskey ad featuring Robert Morse!
Lance Mannion compares Mad Men with the Naked City. I think this was sent to me by a Basketcase, but I lost the note.
eMusic has started a Mad Men music hub.
amNY looks at today’s ad industry and says, “You’ve come a long way, baby.”
The Chicago Tribune reports on a fashion line for Joan-shaped ladies, and the 96% of women high-fashion designers ignore.
EOnline is all gossipy and scoopy about Sarah Drew’s (Kitty Romano) new Grey’s Anatomy role.
An Indiana Daily Student columnist has a sixties obsession that includes Mad Men and slide rules.
AMC is coming to Comcast subscribers.
I (Deborah) work in search engine optimization. While reading for work, I did not expect to come across a Don Draper quote!
TrÃ©s Sugar has a cute little slideshow on Mad Wo/Men and their reading habits.
In an article about car buying habits, the New York Times asks if happiness is still that new car smell, and illustrates with a picture of Don Draper. The NYT also has a piece on the history of car show models with some vintage pictures. Indeed, the NYT just cannot stop — Mad Men pops up in an article on the films of 1962, and even an article on the marketing of Windows 7 (courtesy of RetroGirl).
An article on “pulling a Letterman” references office politics and policies of the Mad Men era.
In talking about AMC’s new zombie show (yes, really), creator Rick Kirkman mentions that gore is shown on Mad Men. Ha!
You can vote for Mad Men’s as the sexiest cast on television. Woo.
Here’s House Beautiful’s full interview with Bryan Batt.
Variety writes about how the internet gathers TV audiences, including how Mad Men fans broke the news that “Connie” was Conrad Hilton.
Tom Stempel of House Next Door reviews Art & Copy by comparison with Mad Men.
Wanna see which record albums Pete Campbell has in his office, or the inside of Freddy Rumsen’s old bar? CNN tours Sterling-Cooper with production designer Dan Bishop and set dresser Amy Wells.
January Jones has two more movies in the works.
Basketcase SmilerG recommends Schmatta: a documentary about the New York garment district which shows a different side of the Mad Men time and place.
AMC is releasing Mad Men character-based playlists on iTunes.
Mad Men parties are trendy.
Mad Men will save our brains.