Category Archive: Television

Is this what Mad Men was actually about?

Three years ago I wrote of my fascination with Mad Men. Tomorrow the series comes to an end. It’s been a masterpiece of television, a set piece of sharp cultural analysis. Various plots are climaxing. Last… Continue reading

Why Mad Men Makes Me Want to Stop Shopping

Watching Mad Men recently prompted my thinking again on the immense but subtle role shopping plays in our lives. (lights a cigarette) The show, in multiple ways, demonstrates a point made by Erwin… Continue reading

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