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The Redemption of Don Draper
Originally Posted: 05/18/2015 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

In many ways, Don Draper is the incarnation of advertising itself: the lie that we are defined by things, that we derive meaning from what we consume. In Sunday’s finale of the c ...

Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

In decades to come, we’ll look back at some norms of today and wonder how we tolerated them. I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madis ...

Mad Men, Catholics and a 'Moral Revolution'
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

Though today’s gender roles are hardly perfect, Mad Men does help point out how much progress has been made in a couple of generations. But it also serves to point out how out of step the Catholic Church is wh ...

From “Mad Men” to “Girls” – The Evolution of Sexism
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

It’s hard to believe only two generations ago that an executive was within his purview to suggest to his secretary that she hike up the hem of her skirt a bit and fetch him some fresh ice for cocktails with th ...