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Step into world of ‘Mad Men’

Step into world of ‘Mad Men’

By MaryAnn Odete, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Museum of Moving Images is currently hosting "Matthew Weiner’s ‘Mad Men’” changing exhibition gallery, which features props, costumes, and exclusive commentary from the AMC show.

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

September 20, 2013


Filed under Arts

If it’s a question of who should win, look no further than Bryan Cranston as Walter White in “Breaking Bad.” Undoubtedly one of the greatest performances in television history, Cranston is still keeping his captivated audience at the edge of their seats. With three Emmys already under ...

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series

September 20, 2013


Filed under Arts

Six dramas enter, one remains. Which show will take home the top prize? For starters, the common consensus has been that the second season of “Homeland” wasn’t as good as the first, so its chances of winning aren’t great. The same goes for “Mad Men,” which hit a bit of a rough patch after earnin...

Antihero era of television proves exhausting, wearisome

Antihero era of television proves exhausting, wearisome

September 18, 2013


Filed under Arts, Editor's Picks

  Those who saw the most recent episode of “Breaking Bad” will notice that Walter White’s journey from “Mr. Chips to Scarface” —  a phrase creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan once used to describe his show —  has reached its climax. Yet the events of this clim...

Two hour premieres overused, abused

Two hour premieres overused, abused

March 26, 2013


Filed under Arts

On April 7, fans of the drama “Mad Men” will tune in to AMC, rally their attention spans and commit two hours of their time for the show’s sixth season premiere. Long premieres often feel more intrusive than an intentional viewing marathon, but the two-hour premiere has become increasingly popular...

New dramas play off distrust

March 14, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

Today’s critically acclaimed dramas are largely devoid of sincerity. AMC’s “Mad Men” and Showtime’s “Homeland” have captivated audiences worldwide, though unconventionally. They succeed on the strength of their deception rather than their morality. We enjoy partaking in the game of cat-and-mouse...

TV period dramas re-emerge, rewrite history

TV period dramas re-emerge, rewrite history

March 6, 2013


Filed under Arts

  While history courses may teach one version of our past, television is establishing a different viewpoint. Some of today’s best dramas are re-examining historically profound events. FX’s “The Americans” is the most recent drama to use this narrative device. For example, the show...

Glamorous garments channel ladylike, conservative appeal

Glamorous garments channel ladylike, conservative appeal

November 29, 2012


Filed under Features

When you hear the word “ladylike,” what might come to mind is an antiquated code of conduct for women; a standard of behavior that begins with your grandmother telling you to act like a lady when you are being too rambunctious. This season, that notion of feminine behavior has been translated into...