Apr 202015

What an episode! Join us next week on the Twitter, won’t you?

Continue reading »


Basket of News, Apr. 11-17, 2015

 Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  5 Responses »
Apr 172015

Gothamist unpacks the cultural references in “New Business.”

Matthew Weiner talks to Vanity Fair about life after Draper. And you can hear him talk to The Frame about watching the show, criticism, the audience and more.  Matt also shares hard-won life lessons with Co.Create.

Jessica Pare talks Megan, Manson, and fighting in French.  She also did hits with Vulture and YahooTV about the Draper rift.

Michael Uppendahl talks about the guest-laden “New Business,” shooting elevator scenes, Pete Campbell, and more.  VH1 also looks in the SC&P elevator.

Jon Hamm reflects on the metaphysics of Mad Men. And Too Many Cooks.

Vanity Fair asks “Who Is Diana?” [Besides Mildred Pierce, anyway. -K] The VF piece also links to Elizabeth Reaser’s interview with Vulture and the New York Post, as well as Matt Weiner’s talk with THR.

Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Stanley, Jay R. Ferguson and Kevin Rahm play “Canoodle, Marry, Kill.”

Christina Hendricks talks to Indiewire about her final season as Joan, scenes with Don, what’s been her favorite part of playing an early-era feminist and, of course, those clothes.  She also talks to The Telegraph about her luxuries.

Aaron Staton talks to the Wall Street Journal about the end of the show and the scene that hit him hardest.

Dame magazine argues that “Joan and Ken Are a Perfect Study of Mad Men’s Sexism.”

Elisabeth Moss talks to Los Angeles magazine about Peggy’s style.

January Jones talks about Betty maturing and the end of the show. Continue reading »


Tweets From Last Night: New Business

Apr 13, 2015

Because I was the last person in the known universe to get into the Twitterswing, we’ve only just started live tweeting. Today I thought this would be a fun hangover post for the next several Mondays. For the most part, working your way down is working your way backwards. Me too! Last time someone wrote […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Apr. 4-10, 2015

Apr 10, 2015

Gothamist unpacks the cultural references in Mad Men‘s midseason premiere. Scott Hornbacher spoke with THR about his last time directing Mad Men, Severance‘s distinctive dream sequence and how he hopes longtime viewers will feel about the beginning of the end.  Scott also talked to Variety about the episode. Matthew Weiner talked to Vanity Fair about […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Mar. 28- Apr. 3, 2015

Apr 3, 2015

ICYMI, Deborah has a spoiler-free review of the Mad Men midseason premiere. The Lipps also posted Part 3 of their writeup for the  Lincoln Center event.  BTW, Film Society of Lincoln Center has posted a podcast of the event. The presentation of Mad Men artifacts to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is covered […]

Full Story
Basket of News, Mar. 21-27 2015

Basket of News, Mar. 21-27 2015

Mar 27, 2015

Have you read the Lipps’ write-ups of Matthew Weiner at the Museum of the Moving Image, and Matt with the cast at Lincoln Center (Part 1, Part 2)? Great stuff.  Vulture was also at the Museum appearance. The Boston Globe and Vulture were both at Lincoln Center. Matthew Weiner discusses fans’ favorite Mad Men scenes. […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Mar. 14-20, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

The new Mad Men teaser trailer features The Alabama Shakes’ “I Found You”: Christina Hendricks and Matt Weiner took GMA on a tour of the Mad Men sets (pretty sure that’s re-upped footage), and GMA has pics of the exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Manhattan. And there’s more MM video in […]

Full Story
Basket of News, Mar. 7-13, 2015

Basket of News, Mar. 7-13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Vincent Kartheiser, Kiernan Shipka, Robert Morse, January Jones, Jessica Pare, Scott Hornbacher, Ellen Freund and more contribute to THR’s Oral History of Mad Men. Boom. AMC has rolled out video tributes to Mad Men.  Let’s start with Sarah Silverman, Kevin Pollak, Colin Hanks, Gary Oldman, […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Feb. 28-Mar. 6, 2015

Mar 6, 2015

Maggie Smith has said that the next season of Downton Abbey will be her last. Matthew Weiner does an hour on Media Mayhem with Alison Hope Weiner for TheLip TV.  A nice mix of his classic riffs and new nuggets (including a bit of a bombshell at the end about Season 6): Matt also does […]

Full Story
Basket of News, Feb. 21-27, 2015

Basket of News, Feb. 21-27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Vulture unveiled the last official poster for Mad Men — with comments from Matthew Weiner.  The first trailer is online as well, icymi. Mad Men Season 7.1 will be available on Netflix on Mar. 22. John Slattery talks to HuffPost Live about the end of Mad Men and the fate of Roger Sterling. Vincent Kartheiser tells […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Feb. 14-20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015

ICYMI: The Mad Men Season 7.2 promo photo gallery. Jessica Pare’s ensemble is a custom Janie Bryant design. Matthew Weiner talks to THR (in print and video) about the early Mad Men auditions. Don Draper’s gray suit and fedora are headed to the Smithsonian.  The L.A. Times details some of the exhibitions, panel conversations and […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Feb. 7-13, 2015

Feb 13, 2015

The premiere of Better Call Saul was the biggest series premiere in cable history, while The Walking Dead‘s mid-season premiere was the highest performing regularly-scheduled entertainment program of 2015. Better Call Saul‘s Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk talk to Entertainment Weekly (and THR) about Tuco.  Raymond Cruz talked to THR and The Daily Beast about […]

Full Story