Basket of News: May 29, 2015

 Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  5 Responses »
May 292015

The Mad Men series finale was its most-watched episode.

The Federalist reconsiders the politics of Mad Men.

The Mad Men finale caused a huge spike in visitors to the Esalen website.

An interesting, fairly negative analysis of Mad Men and Movement Feminism, while The Mary Sue takes the exact opposite stance.

Mad Men doesn’t help sell tobacco.

Elisabeth Moss on the end of Mad Men and her run on Broadway.
Continue reading »


Basket of News, May 16-22, 2015

 Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  34 Responses »
May 222015


Matthew Weiner spoke about the Mad Men season finale at the New York Public Library.  While we await a later sitdown with Roberta, you can read a summary on the NYPL event at The Hollywood Reporter, or watch it at Gothamist.

Jon Hamm talked about the finale with the New York Times.

Elisabeth Moss gave an exit interview to the Wall Street Journal, which also ran a piece contrasting the end of Peggy’s arc with the end of Joan’s arc.

Jay R. Ferguson talked about Stan, his beard, and Peggy with Vulture.  Jay also spoke to the Wall Street Journal and TVLine about these topics.

John Slattery talked to AMC about Roger’s transformation and what the future holds for Roger and Don.

Kiernan Shipka reflected on the end of the show — and looked to future projects — at Deadline.

January Jones Instagrammed a final thought about Betty.  Anti-smoking activist Robin Koval wrote about Betty’s fate at CNN.

Evan Arnold (Leonard) hugged it out with Slate and TIME.

Helen Slater talked to People about keeping her vow of secrecy. Brett Gelman talked to Vulture about being in Don’s circle.

“Person to Person” drew about 3.3 million viewers live and on the same day, making it the third-most-watched Mad Men episode ever by that metric.

Kudos to folks at Uproxx and Vox for guessing part of the series finale.  CNN’s Jake Tapper, not so much.

Gothamist rounded up the cultural references in “Person to Person.” Continue reading »


Basket of News, May 8-15, 2015

May 15, 2015

The final trailer. Kevin Rahm talked to Roberta; here’s Part One.  (He also talks to The Hollywood Reporter.) Matthew Weiner did exit interviews with the New York Times, and Maclean‘s.  Matt also returned to Nerdist for a terrific podcast, including his comparison of The Graduate to Blue Velvet. Janet Leahy, Lisa Albert, Erin Levy, Carly […]

Full Story

Tweet From Last Night

May 14, 2015

Thanks you guys. And remember, we’re not going anywhere. We’ll be right here, talking about Mad Men and its people (and lots of other stuff). "Here's your basket of kisses." And a writer was born. And a blog. @JoelMurray9of9 #MadMenMarathon #EndOfAnEra — Basket of Kisses (@LippSisters) May 14, 2015

Full Story

Tweets from Last Night: The Milk and Honey Road

May 11, 2015

OMG. OMG. OMG. Don Draper is going to give this place a very bad Yelp review. — pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 11, 2015 Come Monday 5/18, I'll need a therapist to help me deal with the loss of #MadMen. Hope to find one named Jerry Fandango #Endofanera — Anne B (@abroshar) May 11, 2015 "Why was […]

Full Story

Basket of News, May 2-7, 2015

May 8, 2015

Matthew Weiner sits for an interview with Matt Zoller Seitz at The Jewish Heritage Museum. (via Polly Draper) Matt also talked about the end of the road for Don and the show on Fresh Air. Mad Men is going out with a bang, setting a series of events for the evening of the show’s May […]

Full Story

Happiness in a GIF

May 6, 2015

Full Story

Tweets From Last Night: Lost Horizon

May 4, 2015

Career goals. #MadMen @PeggyOlson — Dahlhalla (@dahlhalla) May 4, I do not see Roger, Don, or Peggy in the scenes for next week, and I LOSING MY MIND #BasketLive #madmen — Anne B (@abroshar) May 4, 2015 2015 My new favorite painting. — Peggy Olson ⭕️ (@PeggyOlsonSCP) May 4, 2015 That episode. All […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Apr. 25-May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

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). Matt Weiner talks to the New York Times about “Time and Life.”  Vulture also wrote up his […]

Full Story

Tweets From (two nights before) Last Night: Time & Life

Apr 29, 2015

Join us live tweeting during the final episodes @LippSisters #BasketLive because we can. Kenny seems to have learned the asshole game quite well. #MadMen #BasketLive — Anne B (@abroshar) April 27, 2015

Full Story

Basket of News, Apr. 18-24, 2015

Apr 24, 2015

Gothamist unpacked the cultural references in The Forecast. The Lipp Sisters interviewed Jennifer Getzinger about directing “The Forecast” and “My Old Kentucky Home.” Ms. Getzinger also spoke to THR about the Don-Sally relationship and to Variety about where “The Forecast” leaves Don. Clickhole (The Onion’s version of a viral site) has An Oral History of Mad […]

Full Story

Tweets From Last Night: The Forecast

Apr 20, 2015

What an episode! Join us next week on the Twitter, won’t you? Sally’s day: Could this BE any more disturbing? #MadMen #BasketLive @SCandPartners — Basket of Kisses (@LippSisters) April 20, 2015 Glenn Bishop: he may be skinnier, hey may be older, but damn he’s the same creepy Glenn we’ve come to love. Come home safe […]

Full Story

Basket of News, Apr. 11-17, 2015

Apr 17, 2015

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 […]

Full Story