In This Corner: I’ll watch Mad Men … but I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it

The Big Cultural Event tonight is the return of Mad Men after a hiatus of what seems like five years. I’ll be watching, but not with great enthusiasm. I mean, I like Mad Men and all, but it just seems like so much work. There hasn’t been a new episode of Man Men since June ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: How do I stop feeling so nostalgic?

Ah, nostalgia! Of course, I am a primate too, so I have suffered from this particular ailment, though I am loath to admit it. I call it an ailment, because like you humans in previous ages, we Neecknabians see excessive … Continue reading →

Northern Reflections: Mad Men

Frances Russell writes that the Mad Men who currently reside in Ottawa’s executive suites are destroying the Canada that their wiser forebears built after World War II: In keeping with the world-wide market mania of the last two decades, Canada’s dominant political and economic ideology demonizes government and the state except as a tool of ...

In This Corner: Mad Men: The tobacco industry’s 60-minute infomercial.

Don Draper, circa 1965. There is a lot of buzz pop cultural circles these days about the Sunday return of Mad Men, the wildly acclaimed but little watched (although it’s a cable hit, it would only be a minor hit on network TV) AMC drama about Madison Avenue-types in the 1960s. Mad Men has been ...