Posts Tagged: don draper
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Mad Men, Season 7 Premiere: Is This Where the Fire Starts?

Mad Men is back! I’ll be writing about the show all season. Though we don’t get a glimpse of Sally or Betty in the last night’s season premiere—an episode called “Time Zones” set in January, 1969, in which Don travels to L.A. to see Megan and back—there is plenty to talk about with regard to Megan, Peggy, Margaret, and Joan. Oh, and then there’s the appearance of a woman played by Neve Campbell—where has she been lately?

Also back in the rotation is Freddie Rumsen, the guy who was forced to take a leave of absence from an earlier iteration of Sterling Cooper due to drinking too much. [...]

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Industry Rule No. 4,080: You Don't Want to Date Don Draper

Dear GQ Advice Lady,

I love Mad Men. And I wish we could all just return to Mad Men times. When men were men and held doors and made dinner reservations and appreciated curvy figures. I feel like a Joan trapped in a Justin Bieber world! How do I find myself a modern Don Draper?

Oh, girl.

Lauren Bans, GQ's resident lady expert, with some wise words.

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Poetry with Don Draper

Leah Umansky is the author of the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014). As a poetry subject, perhaps not surprisingly, Don is rife with possibility; more surprisingly, he's a little bit like poetry himself. In "In My Next Life, I Want to Be an Ad Man," Umansky writes, "Make me look good; the world is dangerous"; in "The Times," she explains, "I thought I'd hate Don, like everyone else, but I don't. I long for him the way kids long for the turning of the Ice Cream Man." Season 7 premieres this Sunday night. Here's a little aperitif with which to whet [...]

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Remembering Midge Daniels

This "Illustrated Guide to Mad Men Bed Hopping" even includes imagined affairs, as if there weren't enough different colored lines and arrows all over the thing already. (Only one more month until the new season!)

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A Hug for Sally Draper

Sally, Sally, Sally, Sally. Sally. Oh, Sally. Our Sally. Little Sally Draper, or Sally Draper Who Once Was Little but now is, well, On the Verge of Grownup, 13 Going on 14 Going on 28.5, Sally Draper as played by the wonderful Kiernan Shipka, aged 14 herself: I would like to salute you, Sally Draper. Before you cross your arms and slouch away, just listen for a second. I really mean it! Your sassiness this last season has been a balm to my aging soul.

I know your years—1967 to 1968, to you, several months of 2013 to those of us watching at home—were not great, and I'm sorry [...]