Mad Men

#MeToo Is Also Empowering Bad Op-Ed Writers

The #MeToo movement has had no shortage of high profile moments, defined by the downfall of abusive men and rise of empowered women. When the recent …

Feminism

KFC Made Some Very Weird Relaxation Videos to Help You Deal With Life in America Today

Remember when Don Draper’s had his epiphany at the meditation retreat?<p>It inspired him to dream up a famous commercial, but it could easily have led …

Digital Marketing

Ann Curry breaks silence on Matt Lauer: 'I’m not surprised by the allegations'

In her first television interview since leaving NBC in 2015, Ann Curry told <i>CBS This Morning</i> about the organization's "climate of verbal harassment."<p>Curry, who co-anchored the <i>Today</i> show with disgraced host Matt Lauer from 2011 to 2012 as part of over 25 years with the company, spoke for the first …

Entertainment

The Sopranos to Blackadder – what are the definitive series of the best TV shows?

Why is Mad Men’s second season the most important? How come Buffy’s fourth outing was its best? We asked our critics to define TV’s best seasons<p>This article contains opinions some may find offensive … and spoilers for every show mentioned<p><b>Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)</b><p>Long before it became fashionable …

TV

Creativity is the engine of progress in modern society—and our best bulwark against automation

Creativity is the engine of progress in our modern society.<p>A controversial statement, to be sure, and one that would certainly be made by a designer. Yet I find that the definition of creativity is generally too narrow and restrictive. In the popular imagination, a creative is more likely to be Don …

Big Ideas

'Breaking Bad' Was the Last Great Antihero TV Show

<b>Breaking Bad</b>, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, was far from the first TV drama focusing on an antihero. Bland chemistry …

TV

The popularity of Microsoft Surface is the least realistic thing on television

The hybrid tablet/laptop device has seemingly replaced all computers in the alternate universe of Hollywood.<p>In the first episode of the first season …

TV

Nick Viall and January Jones Might Be Dating and We Don’t Know How to Feel

It may have seemed like former <i>Bachelor</i> star Nick Viall struck out when January Jones turned down his <i>Lip Sync Battle</i> challenge, but now it appears he successfully sparked the actress’ interest after all, as there are new reports that they’re dating.<p>Buzz has been building around the two since the <i>Mad</i> …

Top 10 Jobs To Avoid If You’ve A Drinking Problem

Some jobs actually have a higher percentage of heavy drinkers and higher mortality rates from alcohol consumption, than other jobs. And while some of …

Five times films and TV shows inspired alcohol trends

The stars of film and television and the fictional worlds they inhabit have a long history of influencing trends in the real world and the drinks …

Peaky Blinders

Jon Hamm Knows How to Grow a Beard in Public

Things are getting good and hairy.<p><i>Mad Men</i> wrapped nearly three years ago, and it's taken almost as long for us to mentally divorce Jon Hamm from the character he played on the show. Dozens of TV guest spots, voice-overs, and big-budget movies later, and we barely think of Don Draper when we see him …

Men's Fashion

Peet’s Coffee Is Jumping on the Turmeric Latte Bandwagon

• Giant coffee brands continue to pick up the trends of their specialty counterparts. Peet’s Coffee & Tea is getting ready to serve a turmeric latte as part of its winter 2018 menu. “After an indulgent holiday season, our wellness-centric and coffee forward Golden Caffẻ Latte, Golden Chai Latte, and …

Golden Globes

How Vaping Managed To Disrupt The Tobacco Industry | Articles | Chief Innovation Officer

Mad Men was one of the most iconic shows of the past decade, depicting the advertising industry in the 1960's, it focusses on Don Draper and looks at …

Innovation

I'm sick of the ‘Stranger Things’ kids selling me stuff

What’s less cute than unearned nostalgia? Unrepentant shilling.<p>We will never escape the commercials, not even in the future. The seas will overtake …

Culture

Wormwood review – LSD, the CIA and the mysterious death of an army scientist

Frank Olson plunged from a 10th floor window, but his son was never convinced it was suicide. Here, he and Errol Morris attempt to unravel the truth<p><b>What is it?</b> Errol Morris probes the mysterious death of a military biochemist in the US in the 1950s.<p><b>Why you’ll love it:</b> If you have seen Morris’s …

Rhode Island clam chowder isn’t actually chowder and I’m mad online about it

The lies end here.<p>Rhode Island has been lying to you, and I’ve had enough. This is the end of the road for a falsehood that has been allowed to stand for far too long. Because the smallest state in our union has been telling a huge lie.<p>No more hiding behind labels and the ignorance of the common …

Rhode Island

Sing Along With the Super Bowl's 5 Best Ad Anthems

<i>From the Super Bowl Ad Archive, your resource for more than 1,000 big-game spots plus credits and context.</i><p><b>5. This Bud's for You</b><p>Budweiser's …

Advertising

Critics’ Choice TV Awards: Best Drama Series winners throughout history are ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Mad Men’ and …

The Critics’ Choice TV Awards have been around for less than a decade, but in that time they’ve anointed some of the best shows of all time as Best …

TV

7 Adventurous Destinations For 2018 [Sponsored]

San Franciscans have plenty of options when it comes to self-improvement; yoga and fitness studios abound, we have access to some of the healthiest …

San Francisco

5 photography trends influencing designers in 2018

Whether you're an editorial designer who often works with photographic images, or an enthusiastic hobbyist photographer, it's handy to have one eye …

This Ancient Belief May Be the Key to Better Acting

As actors, we are told to be organic, to be yourself. “But I thought I already was myself?!” you think. Now you feel weird and can’t relax, and your …

Spirituality

10 Top Hotel Pet Mascots Across the U.S.

You may have seen the famous Peabody Ducks on "The Tonight Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" or even "Sesame Street." But when this flock of famous …

Hotels

#MeToo has been almost 200 years in the making

In the late 1980s, I lived my own #MeToo moment, working in a newsroom where an editor showed up at my apartment uninvited on the pretense of discussing a story assignment — but wanting sex. Although he didn’t force himself when I said no, he routinely greeted me and other female reporters in the …

Gender

Money management needs more women

• <b>Christine Hurtsellers is chief executive officer of Voya’s Investment Management team, the asset management business of Voya Financial.</b>• <b><br>She writes that i</b> <b>mmediate action paired with a long-term strategy is key to achieving gender parity within a company.</b><p>When I entered the asset management workforce …

Business

Peeing on This Ikea Ad Will Get You a Discount If You’re Pregnant

Assuming that you’ve made it through a couple’s trip to Ikea without breaking up, the furniture giant is offering up a discount for the potential …

Furniture

NBC kicks off female directors' initiative, is accepting applications for program

NBC is walking the walk after talking the talk.<p>The network announced Tuesday that it is accepting applications for its Female Forward directors' program. Announced in August, its goal is to give emerging female directors the opportunity to break into scripted television<p>Participants will be matched …

Entertainment

Here's the coolest stuff we saw at the Indy RV Expo

The Indy RV Expo will host the year's biggest and baddest RVs at the Indiana State Fairgrounds through Jan. 14.

Millie Bobby Brown’s Golden Globes Dress Proves She's A New Fashion Icon

Some people watch the Golden Globes to see who wins the major awards and maybe predict what will happen at the Oscars. I watch the Golden Globes to …

Awards

How Golden Globe Winner Elisabeth Moss Took on the Patriarchy, from Mad Men to Handmaid's Tale

Elisabeth Moss took home the Golden Globe on Sunday night for her role as Offred, a quiet but shrewd rebel against a horrifically patriarchal …

Awards

Jerry Seinfeld, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jon Hamm

Three experts talk about being funny on television. Jerry Seinfeld describes the awkwardness of his “coming out” to his parents as a comedian: “I’m funny. And I want to live a funny life style.” Jon Hamm also reflects on the comedians he looked to for cultural mooring as a child—and the comic parts …

Comedy