Matthew Weiner talks to Deadline about his feature film directorial debut and longtime pet project, You Are Here. Jon Hamm’s name comes up also.
Wonderful photos taken behind the scenes at Mad Men by James Minchin III are online.
Teyonah Parris talks to Vulture about the cast’s Don-Dawn pronunciations, the low count of non-white characters, and her bonding scene with Peggy. She talks to Zap2It about her casting, researching the role, and her costuming.
JTA considers the Jewishness of Michael Ginsberg so far.
At the HuffPo, William Astore is irritated by the indoor salute to Greg Harris.
Forbes appreciates Peggy’s negotiating skills.
Vanity Fair notes that Seconal may have the opposite of its intended effect on kids like Sally Draper.
Slate has contending opinions on “Tea Leaves” and on blogging weekly recaps of TV shows.
Elisabeth Moss talks to The Irish Independent about Peggy, upcoming roles, her divorce, Kiera Knightley, and more. You don’t often see Elisabeth featured on a movie poster, but you do for the adaptation of On The Road.
John Slattery talks to AMC about being surprised by the show’s characters and how Roger Sterling might fit into the disco era.
Alison Brie is in a band named The Girls; you can watch a bit at Guyism.
Janie Bryant talks to GQ about the fashion style of Stan Rizzo… and a special pair of shoes.
Lana Horochowski told Us Weekly about the inspirations for Megan Draper’s make-up.
Zosia Mamet’s new role in Girls is highlighted at Wetpaint.
Lola Cherson, who worked in PR at Grey and Davis Advertising from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, watches Season 5 with The Atlantic Wire.
Thanks to Mad Men, “secretaries” are making a comeback.
George Hatza essays Don Draper and the power of inscrutability.
Grantland considers the end of Mad Men and the Masters golf tournament.
Black and White surveys Mad Men‘s Musical Moments.
The Sabotage Times has dogs that look like Mad Men characters.
The 700 Level has a Mad Hockey Promo.
E! Online tries to explain why all the good TV shows are on Sunday night.
Forbes covers what The Pitch left out.
Can men and women be friends? At Think Progress, Alyssa Rosenberg writes about TV friendships, including (possibly) Peggy and Don.
Lauren Cohan will be a series regular on the next season of The Walking Dead.
AMC is developing another series from another comics series by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, called Thief of Thieves.
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