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Tube riches: The best TV of 2012

Television, far from a vast wasteland these days, is often a digital cornucopia to be triaged.

By ERIC GOULD  |  December 14, 2012
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Mad Men tries to pick up the pieces

"Is it my imagination, or is the lobby full of Negroes?"
Morning after
By JON GARELICK  |  March 23, 2012

Back to the old days

I love the show Mad Men . Love the attention to period details. Love the acting. Love the characters. Love the fashions the women rocked.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  March 02, 2012
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Review: Bob's Burgers

Maybe it's too soon to worry about the fate of Bob's Burgers — Fox's new animated comedy series doesn't even premiere till this Sunday (January 9) at 8:30 pm. But consider Lone Star .
Medium rare: Can Bob's Burgers make the cut?
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 07, 2011

The L.A. Noire trailer looks pretty good


The Grand Theft Auto games are okay. But when Rockstar took the GTA formula, streamlined it a bit, and dressed it up in Old West...
By Ryan Stewart  |  November 11, 2010
LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e13, "Tomorrowland"

LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e13, "Tomorrowland"


Don Draper's future wife is a vampire!And with that, we end the fourth season of Mad Men, the best season in my estimation since the...
By Ryan Stewart  |  October 18, 2010


No Mad Men chat today -- we'll talk about S04E11 (and S04E12) next Monday

No Mad Men chat today -- we'll talk about S04E11 (and S04E12) next Monday


We regret to inform you of the loss of this week's Mad Men chatjam. We did everything we could to save it -- we even...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 04, 2010
Matthew Weiner is Creepy Neighbor Glen, and Other Revelations

Matthew Weiner is Creepy Neighbor Glen, and Other Revelations


Sitting in the middle of a long row at the MFA'S packed Remis Theater for a spotlight event with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner (as...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  September 30, 2010
Television LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e09, "The Beautiful Girls," also Boardwalk Empire s01e01, "Pilot," etc.

Television LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e09, "The Beautiful Girls," also Boardwalk Empire s01e01, "Pilot," etc.


Step right up, folks, and get in on our live discussion of recent developments in the world of television! With the fall season premiering this...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 20, 2010
LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e08, "The Summer Man"

LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e08, "The Summer Man"


Is Dr. Faye Miller (left) an important enough member of the cast to warrant the "dig up a photo from a previous role" treatment?Gather round,...
By Shaula Clark  |  September 13, 2010
LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e06, "Waldorf Stories"

LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e06, "Waldorf Stories"


 Two random notes on last night's Mad Men. Above and center is Danny Strong, the guy who played the young SCDP job applicant who was...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 30, 2010


Programming Note: No Mad Men live discussion this week

Programming Note: No Mad Men live discussion this week


Due to various factors, we will not be live-discussing last evening's Mad Men, but if you have some trenchant observation about the episode you wish...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 23, 2010
Cannibalistic comic "Chew" joins "The Walking Dead" in its lurch to TV

Cannibalistic comic "Chew" joins "The Walking Dead" in its lurch to TV


"The Walking Dead" trailer (Comic-Con bootleg version)Alright, Comic-Con, you may have been over for several weeks now, but we're still reeling from your swift upper-cut...
By Steve Miller  |  August 22, 2010
LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e04, "The Rejected"

LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e04, "The Rejected"


Last night's Mad Men - possibly the best of the new season so far? Maybe it's just me, but I tend to enjoy episodes with...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 16, 2010
LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e03, "The Good News"

LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e03, "The Good News"


 Are we going to live-chat last night's Mad Men? Does Howdy Doody have a wooden dick? No recap here for the spoiler-averse, but we will...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 09, 2010
LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e02, "Christmas Comes But Once a Year"

LiveChat: Mad Men, s04e02, "Christmas Comes But Once a Year"


 So last night's Mad Men . . . hoo boy. That was something, all right. Not going to do a full recap in this space...
By Ryan Stewart  |  August 02, 2010


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Our hams are worth fighting for

Judging by the universally glowing reviews and the spitfire personality overhaul of Don Draper — now finally impervious to the dead-eyed glare of that vapid bitch Betty — Sunday's Mad Men season premiere proved the show won't be relinquishing its sta
'MA Men' return
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  July 30, 2010
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More spooks

Two years ago, AMC made a deal to develop a series based on Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1974 film The Conversation . That show still hasn't materialized, but with Rubicon , AMC has now brought us a drama with a similar premise.
AMC crosses Rubicon
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 30, 2010
Live Post-Show Chat: MAD MEN s04e01, "Public Relations"

Live Post-Show Chat: MAD MEN s04e01, "Public Relations"


Join us here at 12:30 pm for our first "Mad Men Monday" live post-show discussion of our favorite remaining show on television (RIP Lost; we...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  July 26, 2010
"Who is Don Draper?": Mad Men returns

"Who is Don Draper?": Mad Men returns


Jon Hamm as Don Draper "Who is Don Draper?" So season four of AMC's Mad Men begins, with a one-legged reporter probing the creative mind...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  July 24, 2010
Freudian Dream Sequence: Which Mad Men woman could kill a vampire?

Freudian Dream Sequence: Which Mad Men woman could kill a vampire?


While keeping a tight lip on all things Mad Men Season Four-related when talking to Diane Sawyer via Skype, Matthew Weiner let a bomb slip:...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  July 23, 2010


62nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations (a/k/a Suck it Leno)

62nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations (a/k/a Suck it Leno)


The late-night wars may be on summer break until September's debut of The Conan O'Brien Show, but this morning's Emmy nominations announcement gave Conan a...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 08, 2010
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A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010

Don Draper for Mass. Senate?


Over the weekend, in addition to ripping Martha Coakley, Saturday Night Live also welcomed the new Senator from Massachusetts by casting Jon Hamm (a/k/a Mad...
By Ryan Stewart  |  February 01, 2010
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Sterling-Cooper sells the season

The Guide to the Season isn’t about any particular gift, just like it’s not about any particular holiday. It’s a feeling. A sensation. A supplement.
Behind the scenes of the Phoenix' s Gift Guide, starring the cast of Mad Men
By CLEA SIMON  |  December 11, 2009
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What would Joan do?

In the pilot episode of AMC's Mad Men , Peggy Olson told Joan Holloway: "I'm from Bay Ridge. We have manners."
Gifts to show off your taste
By DEIRDRE FULTON + CLEA SIMON  |  December 11, 2009


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Keep up with the Mad Men

Don Draper and his ad men swig whiskey all day like it's no thing, but some of you daintier folk may think scotch and bourbon are too harsh.
A whiskey primer to get you in the door
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009
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Two turtle doves

Like a mug of hot cocoa after an afternoon of sledding, sometimes a good Christmas gift isn't quite complete without a second one that enhances the pleasures of the first.
Sometimes the best gifts come in pairs
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 11, 2009
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Mad Men on Mass Ave

We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009
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What Would Joan Do?

So you've got a party coming up, a gift due, or a difficult-to-please significant other.
Jackie or Marilyn, Pete or Roger — they are what they eat. so, who are you?
By CLEA SIMON  |  December 11, 2009