Slate, per usual, works a number of angles on “At The Codfish Ball.” Vulture’s Margaret Lyons looks at the mothers and meals of the episode. Capital New York focuses on the daughters. Gothamist rounds up the varied cultural references in the ep, from NYC and beyond.
Dow Corning explains How Roger Sterling got their business wrong (sort of) “At the Codfish Ball.”
Heinz is still happy about the Mad Men storyline — and still denying it’s product placement, despite the recent return of Heinz beans to the U.S. market.
Julia Ormond is owning her age, according to the Orange County Register.
TIME’s James Poniewozik does a character study of Sally Draper.
THR takes a look around Matthew Weiner’s office.
Elisabeth Moss talks to AMC about pranking Jon Hamm and watching Peggy grow over the years, including a nifty observation on the young Don Draper.
Kiernan Shipka — accompanied by Janie Bryant — spoke to beauty and fashion bloggers at the Lucky FABB Conference in Santa Monica on Monday.
Teyonah Parris talks to VIBE Vixen about Dawn Chambers, her most embarrassing moment on the Mad Men set and… hair care.
Alison Brie gives Vulture her thoughts on frumpy Trudy, the inspiration for Community‘s type-A Annie, and Brie’s art-school sexual experimentation. She talks to SheKnows about The Five-Year Engagement, and about all of the above with ScreenCrave.
Jon Hamm and Kim Kardashian make peace on the set of 30 Rock. The nation breathes a sigh of relief. Jon and Daniel Radcliffe are circling a four-part British miniseries about Russian doctors after the first World War, playing the same character in different time periods.
Laura Ramsey (Joy) joins the cast of You Are here, Matthew Weiner’s feature debut.
Abigail Spencer (Suzanne) has joined the indie film Kilimanjaro, being directed by Walter Strafford from a script he wrote.
January Jones hosted an exclusive screening of artist Yves Klein’s La Revolution Bleue on May 3 at the chic Paris Theatre for Christie’s.
Stephanie Newman, PhD, author of Mad Men on the Couch: Analyzing the Minds and Women of the hit TV show, writes about putting Don Draper on the couch. [Which presumably would require heavy rope. -K]
A reminder: Slate continues to chart the sex lives of Mad Men.
Dan Rabinowitz has set up “Rich Sommer, Stop Stealing My Face!”
ABC Canberra has audio of Jane Maas discussing her book, Mad Women – The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the 1960s and Beyond.
Kurt Sutter, showrunner for Sons of Anarchy, now claims his comments about the contract conflict between AC and Matthew Weiner were intended as criticism of the former, not the latter. [Uh-huh... -K]
AMC has ordered pilots for shows about cops and lawyers.
Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.