Aug 262016

Here’s an interesting piece by Matthew Weiner on mentors and career advice.

Homeland and Mad Men director Lesli Linka Glatter is on the shortlist to direct Captain Marvel. (I guess women directors are suddenly okay if the superhero is also a woman?)

Glatter and Marti Noxon (also a Mad Men veteran) talk about directing “Peak TV”.

Comedic article about television pitches (Mad Men and Ben Feldman both get mentioned).

 Checking in with the state of Vincent Kartheiser’s Hulu show Casual. Continue reading »


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Aug 192016

The Daily Mail makes much of the fact that Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt appear to be sharing custody of their dog.

Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper of Mad Men) on feminism and fashion.

Spoof new television show:  “Where’s the Hamm?”

A lovely essay about Elisabeth Moss’s new movie, The Bleeder.

Sam Page, the vile Dr. Greg Harris on Mad Men, has a new role. Continue reading »


Basket of News, August 5, 2016

Aug 5, 2016

Jon Hamm shows up on Billy on the Street. Mercedes ulls a potentially confusing ad that Jon Hamm provided voicework for. Variety thinks Jon Hamm should be cast for the Frank Zappa biopic. Jon Hamm’s film, Keeping Up With the Joneses, coming out on October 21st, is being scored.

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Basket of News, July 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

Now that you’ve seen the Hell on Wheels series finale, read this interview with star Anson Mount. Jon Hamm is listed as a celebrity late bloomer. Netflix announces new Black Mirror episodes, including Jon Hamm. Vanity Fair chronicles January Jones’ friendship with Rose Byrne via Instagram. In more January Jones news, here’s Last Man on Earth […]

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Basket of News, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

The Amazon series All or Nothing, narrated by Jon Hamm, has been renewed for a second season. Don Draper is featured in this listicle about Archer. Jon Hamm’s latest film, High Wire Act, has wrapped shooting in Morocco. Here’s several stories about Jon Hamm and the Absolutely Fabulous movie premiere in NYC: Joanna Lumley tells […]

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Basket of News, July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016

In case you missed it, the Emmy nominations are out. Congratulations to Mad Men’s Michael Gladis on his engagement. Don’t tell my sister. The “John” Hamm/Ryan Gosling crime spree. Don Draper is still not DB Cooper.

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Basket of News, July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

It’s a light news week, doldrums of summer and all that, but here’s what we’ve got: Matthew Weiner talks about Frank O’Hara’s poetry (“Meditations in an Emergency”) and Mad Men. Jon Hamm’s new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses, sparks interviews and a set visit. As a writer on the subject of 007, let me […]

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Basket of News, July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016

Any and all articles about Matthew Weiner directing episode 12 of this season of Orange is the New Black are going to be spoilers, and we can’t control that, given how Netflix series work, but you know he gives good interview! No sooner did we report on Draper Sterling than a parody appeared. Jon Hamm […]

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Basket of News, June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

It’s a busy news week at the Basket! Here’s a very weird story about financial shenanigans in the Trump campaign that manages to bring Mad Men into the mix. Everyone sent me this! Thank you all! Matthew Weiner has been nominated for the Writers Guild of America West board of directors. You go, Matt! Costume […]

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Basket of News, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

The Atlanta Ad Club hosts a Mad Men Art Show. The revitalized Whose Line Is It Anyway? features Mad Men‘s Joel Murray. President Obama made a Mad Men reference. Danny Strong, creator of Empire and Danny Siegel on Mad Men, has a big new deal with Fox. 

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Basket of News, June 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016

If you’re interested in car culture, this special retro car exhibit featuring Betty and Henry’s car from Mad Men is of interest. This is behind a paywall, but the Chronicle for Higher Education wrote up the Mad Men conference featuring Matt Zoller Seitz. This article about Sally Draper of Mad Men and Paige Jennings of […]

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Basket of News, June 3, 2016

Jun 3, 2016

The New York Times discusses office dress codes, illustrated with Peggy Olson and other film and TV icons of office wear. Basketcase Hollis took us back ten (!) years, to one of the first articles about Mad Men ever printed. Can Mad Men help Hillary Clinton win? This in-depth interview with television directors includes Alan […]

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Basket of News, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

ICYMI – the 2nd Mad Men auction is written up in the New York Times, and the Basket is on the case.  Mad Men property master Ellen Freund, property master has some entertaining and informative stories to tell about the props being auctioned. Middle Tennessee State University hosts a conference on Mad Men with guest […]

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