Christina Campodonico

Mad Men

Why do we watch ‘Mad Men’?

Clear and colored liquors swirl in martinis glasses. Threads of smoke lift from stiff and thin cigarettes. Men and women flirt and chatter in a crowded bar, as Don Draper (Jon Hamm), scribbles notes on a napkin. Mad Men, like […]

McFarland USA

‘McFarland, USA’: The Latino-American experience

Neil Patrick Harris made a telling joke on Oscar Sunday: “Today we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest — sorry brightest.” The sharply pointed and intentioned pun took aim at a problem that has dominated media chatter, leading up to the […]


PaleyFest 2014: What ‘Lost’ taught me about home

The audience is buzzing with anticipation at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center, as I settle into my seat with a thousand other Lost fans for my first ever PaleyFest. Even though I’ve been to the Dolby, “everything […]