Tom & Lorenzo interview Chris March, and Mad Men gets discussed.
Howl, the Allen Ginsberg biopic, is headed to the Sundance Film Festival. Jon Hamm plays the poet’s defense attorney.
Mad Men sells well on Blu-Ray (perhaps more than half of its sales, as opposed to five percent for an average title). This is likely a combination of upscale demographics and pricing the same as regular DVDs.
Ithsmus notes that historic preservation emerged as a personal cause of Jackie Kennedy’s (though not fast enough to save Penn Station).
“The Gypsy and the Hobo” yielded one of the best moments on scripted television across the past 10 years, according to the Boston Globe.
At the Brisbane Times — “Retro boobs: repressed, uncomfortable and sexy as hell.”
And if boobs weren’t enough, Mad Men influences “holiday hair.” (Dude, my hair never goes on holiday. –D)
We’re getting into best-of-the-year lists, and Frazier Moore lists Mad Men. (Best of the year lists was actually what made me start Mad News in the first place”I couldn’t keep up. –D)
We’re also getting into end-of-decade columns, and Newser tells us that the aughts were the decade that “TV became art,” as evidenced by Mad Men, among other shows.
The Washington Times reviews The President’s Team: The 1963 Army-Navy Game and the Assassination of JFK by Michael Connelly.
Daily Nexus loves Mad Men because drinking! smoking! sexism! Whatever.
Buddy TV does the sexiest men on TV in 2009. Jon Hamm comes in at #8.
5 men who impressed in 2009. You won’t believe who Jon Hamm beat!
In discussing a new/revived Puerto Rican ad campaign, the NY Times makes extensive reference to Mad Men.