ICYMI, Basketwriters were busy this week. The Lipp Sisters covered Matthew Weiner‘s talk at the 92Y, and published Part Two and Part Three of their interview with director Jennifer Getzinger, while White T Jim interviewed Sola Bamis (Shirley).
Gothamist unpacked the cultural references in “Time and Life.” [They wonder which NYC restaurant was supposedly depicted at the top of the show. I don’t know, but the actual restaurant appears to be The Prince, where Mad Men has shot on a number of occasions, including “Ladies’ Room” and “The Christmas Waltz.” -K]
Vox covers the Scottish history that surprised in “Time and Life.”
Appropos of “Time and Life,” The Bowery Boys found the NYT’s 1970 story on child actors and their mothers.
AdAge notes that in 1970, McCann-Erickson absorbed Milwaukee agency Mathisson & Co.
John Slattery strolls through the Village with the NYT, saying hello to his neighbors, talking Roger Sterling and future projects.
Elisabeth Moss was nominated for a Tony.
Kiernan Shipka talks to AMC about saying goodbye to Don, Betty, and…Glen.
Jay R. Ferguson talks Stan Rizzo and ever so slightly teases the MM finale on HuffPost Live.
Linda Cardellini is in Avengers: The Age of Ultron. [I won’t spoil it, though. -K]
Bryan Batt spoke with THR about his time on the show, the best (and worst) case scenarios of his AWOL alter ego and his Broadway take on the Mad Men musical numbers that came after him.
Stephanie Drake did a chat with Vulture about all things Meredith.
Janie Bryant spoke with the New York Observer about how the characters’ evolved with their costumes, the conspiracy theories behind the clothes, and which character gave her the most trouble.
Vanity Fair wonders how Don Draper could still get a happy ending (aside from the obvious).
Better Call Saul‘s Raymond Cruz talks to THR about playing the monstrous Ariel Castro in Lifetime’s Cleveland Abduction.
The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira talks to AMC about being without her sword and trying to save Tyreese’s life.
Andrew Lincoln talks to the Philippine Daily Inquirer about a possible TWD movie, spin-offs, and the continuing appeal of the show.
Michael Cudlitz talks to ComicBook.com about the show, comic conventions, and cosplay.
Uproxx checks TWD‘s “Where Are They Now?” file.
Homeland will shift locations yet again for its upcoming fifth season, which is shooting in Berlin.
Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.