Basketcase SmilerG passes along a link to “The Century of the Self,” a four-part BBC documentary about Sigmund Freud and his nephew Edward Bernays, who was the first to use psychological techniques in advertising.
Matt Weiner says don’t imitate Don Draper. Duh.
The Daily Mail has a fresh interview with January Jones that is a lot more open-feeling than most of these.
Mad Men is an example of the importance of the business lunch, and there’s a new book about that very thing.
Golden Globes Fug: The Fug Girls think Elisabeth Moss looks pregnant in her gown which, even though I think it’s a very pretty gown, is actually the first thing I thought. Meanwhile, they Fab Christina and Fug January, which I’m kinda also on board with. Hated the headband: Sorry, January.
Meanwhile, ratings for the Golden Globes were up, which is cool given how we previously linked to article blaming Mad Men and other “obscure” shows for lower ratings last year. Not only that, the Mad Men private viewing party was “the place to be.” Although January Jones was at the HBO after-party.
Here’s the third and final part of the Pipes Magazine interview with Michael Gladis.
Jezebel has a cute piece on candid reaction faces at the Golden Globes, including a funny Christina Hendricks.
USA Today’s Whitney Matheson named her top ten beards at the Golden Globes. Jon Hamm makes the list, as does Vincent Kartheiser (pictured with the clean-shaven Alison Brie). And Gossip.ie asks Hamm beard or no beard?
Matt Weiner has weighed in on the Hamm beard.
January Jones was spotted leaving a Golden Globes after-party with… Jeremy Piven.
John Slattery was mistaken for his son’s grandpa.
With Season 3 debuting in the UK this week, The Guardian offers tips for holding a Mad Men party and asked a panel of media experts, “Which Mad Men character would you like to be and why?”
The Independent also assembled a team of writers to essay what makes Mad Men so special.
The Telegraph juxtaposes the world of Mad Men with the world of iThings.
Has Mad Men fueled the growth of micro-distilleries? Seems unlikely…
An essay at Lawyers, Guns and Money compares Don Draper to Emma Bovary.
The University of Illinois is hosting a Mad Men symposium (of sorts) in February.
City Journal reviews 1959: The Year Everything Changed, a book by Fred Kaplan:
[I]t’s like that other recent homage to the era Kaplan recounts, television’s Mad Men”and like it, too, in that it seldom lets preachy social commentary interfere with telling a good story…
Jon Hamm is returning to host SNL on January 30th.
Jon Hamm premiered his latest movie, Howl, at the Sundance Film Festival. PopSugar has video of Jon and Jennifer Westfeld.
Chicago playwright Keith Huff (“A Steady Rain”) has just signed a deal to become one of the writers for Mad Men.
Don Draper features in a Times of London piece on “Why we love TV’s anti-heroes.”
Martin Short watches only two TV shows: Guess what one of them is.
The Red Book Dialogues are experimental and experiential psychological art. Matt Weiner participates on February 6.
This near-infinite edition of Mad News compiled by Karl and Deborah.