Television

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 […]

ATW February 17, 2015

The Unsung Heroes of 2015 Oscars [Variety]

5 TV Shows That Are Reshaping Their Networks’ Image [Indiewire]

The Trust-Fund Babies Changing Hollywood [The Atlantic]

‘American Sniper’s Bradley Cooper On Less Is More, And Other Lessons Learned From Eastwood, De Niro And David [Deadline]

Geena Davis on Her Hollywood Campaign to Get More Women On-Screen [Vanity Fair]

Watch the Coen Brothers’ TV Commercials: Swiss Cigarettes, Gap Jeans, Taxes & Clean Coal [Open Culture]

Sex Lies & Fifty Shades [EW]

Oscars 2015: Common, ‘Lego Movie,’ Glen Campbell Lead Song Nominations [Rolling Stone]

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Word as a weapon of mass production

There’s this word I use which helps get me out of bed in the morning. It gets me out of my office at the end of the (traditional) workday and helps me face the work that awaits me at home. […]

ATW December 31, 2014

Disney CEO Bob Iger’s empire of tech [Fortune]

The Best DPs of 2014 on Their Biggest Shooting Challenges [Indiewire]

24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See [BuzzFeed]

Cracking the Sitcom Code [The Atlantic]

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Dear White People’s Tricky Party-Planning [Vulture]

What Would the Dalai Lama Do? [Spirituality & Health]

The Best Television of 2014 [THR]

In Conversation With Jazz Drummer and Composer Antonio Sánchez [Huffington Post]

ATW December 29, 2014

Director Christopher Nolan journeys across space for ‘Interstellar’ [ssn]

Authors’ favorite books: The ultimate literary guide to 2014 [Salon]

27 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Clarissa Explains It All’ [mental_floss]

“The Comeback” Completes Its Perfect Comeback [BuzzFeed]

What Self-Loving People Do Differently [MindBodyGreen]

Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed [The Daily Beast]

Year in TV: The 10 Best Moments of 2014 [YahooTV]

‘Shipping’ and the Enduring Appeal of Rooting for Love [The Atlantic]

The Best Television of 2014 [THR]

ATW December 26, 2014

Big Idea 2015: How Bricks and Clicks Can Live Happily Ever After [TIME]

Shonda, Simpsons, and the Flash: The Most Successful TV Strategies of 2014 [Vulture]

20 Best Movies of 2014: ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ and more [The Daily Beast]

‘Wild Tales’: Warner’s Role In Argentina’s Wildly Successful Oscar Hopeful [Deadline]

Joe Cocker Sings “With A Little Help From My Friends,” Live in 2013 and At Woodstock in 1969 [Open Culture]

Behinds its epic 12 year shoot with the dedicated below-the-line artists of ‘Boyhood’ [ssn]

20 songs turning 20 in 2015 [Mashable]

The 11 Best Directorial Debuts of 2014 [Indiewire]

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