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Mad Men episode 201: “For Those Who Think Young”

The second season of Mad Men finds the show settling into its groove. As great as Season 1 was (it did win the Emmy for Best Dramatic Series), it feels a tad disjointed in comparison to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Rock 1967, 50 years later, part 1: Love, Forever Changes

This is the first of a five-part series where I look back at seven of my favorite albums from one of rock’s most storied years, 1967, and how they hold up 50 years later. Love were the original kings of … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 113: “The Wheel”

In the first season finale, Pete continues to trend downward, as he’s hen-pecked at home for not getting Trudy pregnant yet and feeling powerless at the office. After gaining the Clearisil account from his father-in-law, Don promotes Peggy to junior … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 112: “Nixon vs. Kennedy”

Sterling Cooper throws an election night party that gets out of hand. Ken Cosgrove finds a pithy stage play written by Paul Kinsey, which is acted out and reveals the author’s many insecurities. Harry Crane cheats on his wife with … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 111: “Indian Summer”

Chickens come home to roost, as Mad Men deals with the fallout of several recent events: Roger’s heart attack, Peggy’s success writing copy for Belle Jolie, and Don pushing away both his half-brother and his wife outĀ of his personal life. … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 110: “Long Weekend”

Everyone has plans for the Labor Day weekend, but none of them work out like they’re supposed to. Richard Nixon is also supposed to be the sure winner of the presidential election but the Kennedy campaign is making it closer … Continue reading

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Mad Men episode 109: “Shoot”

Don is courted by a much larger rival advertising agency. Betty considers working outside the home and temporarily goes back to modeling. Meanwhile, Peggy is gaining more confidence as a writer. Pete and Harry stumble upon a plan to help … Continue reading

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