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2008-09-30 15:00:36

By ROBERT FELDBERG, STAFF WRITER SPEED-THE-PLOW Previews begin Friday; opens Oct. 23. Ethel Barrymore Theatre Years don't get much better than the one Elisabeth Moss is having. She plays a major character on "Mad Men," which, in its second season, has become one of TV's hottest drama series. (It recently won an Emmy for best dramatic series, becoming the first basic cable series to do so.) And she'll be making her Broadway debut, in a revival of David Mamet's Hollywood...

2008-09-08 12:00:16

On AMC's hit show Mad Men, character Peggy Olson is the ambitious secretary-turned-copywriter at fictional Manhattan advertising agency Sterling Cooper. On the show, which is set in 1962, she's excellent at keeping secrets -- such as how she bore a child out of wedlock. Off the show, she's more forthcoming. Olson -- or rather, a person posing as her -- uses the microblogging service Twitter to give fans a peek into her inner thoughts: "The men in the office are headed to the Oyster Bar. I'm...

2008-07-29 09:00:51

LOS ANGELES _ The odds of AMC's "Mad Men" becoming a hit were about the same as Adam Carolla winning "Dancing With the Stars." The cable series about the advertising world in the early '60s appears on a channel formerly known only for showing old movies. It is set in a period when sexual harassment was an art form, not an infraction. Most of the cast members are so unknown that a TMZ crew would not hassle them at the airport. The clothing is dated, and the air is filled with cigarette smoke....

2008-07-28 12:00:46

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 27--As seen through a prism of modern-day political correctness, the hedonistic 1960s-era advertising executives of AMC's mesmerizing "Mad Men" have a way of provoking utter shock and revulsion. Not only do they smoke and booze it up and spew inappropriate office banter, but they also make no effort to suppress their predatory urges and almost gleeful sexism. Archaic attitudes that have been buried in the past? Not quite....

2008-07-27 09:00:27

By Verne Gay, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 27--Back at the dawn of Camelot, a famous historian had this to say about the year 1960. "The American citizen," Daniel Boorstin wrote in "The Image,""lives in a world where fantasy is more real than reality, where the image has more dignity than its original. We hardly dare face our bewilderment, because our ambiguous experience is so pleasantly iridescent. ... We have become eager accessories to the great hoaxes of the age. These are the hoaxes...

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News LOS ANGELES -- Enter the world of "Mad Men" and you're stepping into the past. Whether you turn on the television when the second season begins (Sunday, 8, 9 and 11 p.m., AMC) or step onto the set in downtown Los Angeles, it feels as if you've gone through a time warp that carried you back to the early 1960s. The era is meticulously -- almost obsessively -- re-created in a show that's the absolute darling of the critics. It won three of 11 Television...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Alan Pergament, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 24--Afew days before the AMC series "Mad Men" got 16 Emmy nominations, creator Matthew Weiner gave a tour of the set to some of the nation's television critics, during the annual TV writers' conference last week. The series is firmly entrenched in the stylish world of Madison Avenue advertising in the early 1960s. Weiner explained how attention had been paid to every detail in the Colonial country house in upstate Ossining, N. Y., the home...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

When "Mad Men" first made its splash last summer _ on AMC, of all unlikely places _ there was no doubt that it was going to look as sharp and shiny as a classic Cadillac tailfin. Set in 1960 amidst the hustle and bustle of Madison Avenue ad agencies (hence the title), "Mad Men" was an art director's fever dream, full of smart suits, cool cars and cumulus clouds of cigarette smoke. If "Mad Men" were only about style, it would be a mildly intriguing curio, an eye-catching set piece with about...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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