Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mad Men masculinity

Don Draper’s sad manhood: What makes “Mad Men” different from “Breaking Bad,” “Sopranos” Modern men aren’t allowed the narcissism of “Mad Men” — but Don Draper’s not exactly a ’60s guy, either AMANDA D. LOTZ, Salon, April 11, 2014 “But what about … Continue reading

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Marilyn, fifty years later

Inventing Marilyn Anyone who thinks the story of Marilyn Monroe doesn’t warrant such attention doesn’t know much about it. By Caitlin Flanagan,, February 20, 2013 Thump—it landed on the doorstep last summer like an abandoned baby: the newest biography of Marilyn Monroe, a … Continue reading

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A (critical) look back at SATC

DIFFICULT WOMEN: How “Sex and the City” lost its good name BY EMILY NUSSBAUM, New Yorker, July 29, 2013 When people talk about the rise of great TV, they inevitably credit one show, “The Sopranos.” Even before James Gandolfini’s death, the … Continue reading

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Tout le monde est très “Brooklyn”

Brooklyn: The Brand By STEPHEN METCALF, T Magazine, New York Times, March 17, 2013 How the borough — with its local, back-to-the-basics lifestyle — morphed from landmass to global phenomenon. BETWEEN BROOKLYN’S heavy-industrial past and the slinging of its first craft cocktail, … Continue reading

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